St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, is a general acute hospital in the heart of London, dealing with a range of adult and paediatric conditions.
For two years, Sylvia worked with Prof. R.W. Beard (Gynaecologist) as a Pain Counsellor for women suffering from Pelvic Pain Disorder. She gave a Gold Service to patients, offering individual, couple and group therapy programmes, to help people relax and manage chronic pain, emotional distress, relationship difficulties and issues of childhood sexual abuse.
Northover Centre, South London & Maudsley Trust: Mental Health Counsellor
The Northover Mental Health Resource Centre is a Community Mental Health clinic in the London Borough of Lewisham, providing counselling as well as psychiatric and social work. Sylvia worked closely with the team for two years, sometimes offering support on home visits and as a Mental Health Counsellor, offering a range of psychological treatments for individuals and couples with complex mental health problems and/or relationship difficulties.
Some of these problems included Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specific Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Abnormal Grief Reaction.
Guy’s Hospital, York Clinic
For 17 years, Sylvia worked as a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, accredited by COSRT (College of Sex & Relationship Therapists) and registered with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), covering a wide range of psychosexual and relationship problems (as detailed on the page for Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy.)