(including Independent Emotional Support Training for Practitioners)
for all modalities at all levels.
Health Education England Qualification Recommendations
I love two things: beauty and psychology. Just like you, I was once a cosmetic patient unable to differentiate between marketing and information. I was shocked to find that 'coaches' and 'patient advisors' had no training in psychology and were only really interested in my consent for their commission. My goal is to help make the cosmetic industry a safer place for patients and practitioners by offering education, information and support to both parties in different ways. A shared experience for patients can offer calm in a time of pre or post op anxiety. I do not advertise, sell or promote products or services. Nor do I make referrals to 'good' surgeons. I work within an ethical framework. I am pleased to offer training to students and professionals as well as support to patients and clients. All training provided is HEE standard.
I am a member of:
All Party Parliamentary Group Be Real Campaign
Expert Reference Group - Health Education England (NWL)
British Standards Institute Committee for aesthetic patient safety
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
CosmeticSupport was co-founded with Dr Art Anderson (PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, CSci) The focus is on clear communication as a road to patient safety. . The All Party Parliamentary Group (Be Real Campaign) invited me to the Palace of Westminster to give evidence and afterwards recommended our service on pages 45 and 53 of their report: http://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/assets/filemanager/documents/appg_body_image_final.pdf. Whether you are a patient or a professional, our teaching will help you get the best out of the choices you make.
Cosmetic Surgery Counselling service was set up to provide enhanced patient safety before and after a cosmetic surgery procedure. This service provides pre- and post-op patient support. Please ask your surgeon to provide this service to you if he is not already doing so. I have attached a letter here for you to print out and take with you when you go for your consultation. Bear in mind that not all psychologists or counsellors specialise in this field and therefore you will need to insist on being sent to the appropriate resource. We look forward to meeting you before and after your procedure.