Sheila Mathews


IVF Counsellor

My training in counselling began in 1993. At University, I had read philosophy and psychology, and the progression of my career into counselling at a mature stage in my life appeared logical and natural.

As a counsellor, my practice includes humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. These theories, together with my experience of having lived on different continents, help me to relate and connect with clients from different backgrounds.

I believe that the integrative approach I adopt, together with the confidentiality and genuineness of counselling, help in the difficult process that each patient goes through in the treatment of infertility. I am happy to see those seeking assisted conception as individuals or as couples, either at Bourn Hall Clinic, or at my own premises near Ely.

In January 2009, I became an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Since then, my special interest has been in infertility counselling and, in August 2011, I became an accredited member of the British Infertility Counselling Association.