Kym Winter

Psychotherapy, counselling, supervision in St Albans, Herts
All enquiries:  01727 752147


Rare/genetic diseases

Living with a rare condition or cancer is often psychologically and emotionally challenging for both individuals and their families or supporters. It often involves difficult feelings about loss, anxiety/low mood , how you feel about yourself , your relationships and the future. Diagnosis of a genetic condition can often impact family relationships and longer -term life choices around work-life balance, future aspirations and personal identity.

Having a confidential, reliable space with a trained and experienced professional to talk through difficult thoughts and feelings can help explore:

  • the emotional impact of diagnosis
  • the impact on life choices (eg employment, fertility)
  • relationships between partners and in the family
  • the impact on children
  • worries about the future, death or dying
  • managing unpleasant symptoms or side effects
  • fears about (or impact of) treatment, tests or surgery
  • working with your care team

As well as being Director of Counselling Services for UK patient charities AMEND and NET Patient Foundation, I also offer private national and international consultations via Zoom, Facetime or WhatsApp to both individuals, couples and other health care professionals living or working with conditions such as:

  • Neuroendocrine cancer/tumours
  • SDH 1 and 2
  • Multiple Endocrine neoplasia
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Adrenocortical cancer
  • Phaechromocytoma/paraganglioma
  • Plus Other rare diseases and cancers, and genetically inherited conditions.

I also offer private face-to-face consultations at my private practice in St Albans, Hertfordshire UK.

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I also offer support, supervision, training and consultancy to health care professionals working with this specialist group of patients. I have presented research, and provided workshops and training at events hosted by patient groups, charities, healthcare trusts and pharmaceutical companies.

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St Albans Road, St Albans, Herts AL4 9LP. 
Email:  Tel: 01727 752147

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