Professional Counsellors

Our counsellors have extensive experience in cancer and crisis counselling and hospice care.

Thea

Thea

Psychotherapist

Thea has worked with cancer and AIDS patients for over 25 years. After getting a master’s degree in health and clinical psychology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, she ran a cancer and HIV/AIDS support centre before coming to Geneva in 2003. She has continued her work with ESCA, providing individual and group therapy consultations to clients and family members.

Raynelle

Raynelle

Support Coordinator

At ESCA Raynelle serves as first contact for those seeking support. Along with her personal experience with cancer, she has a master’s degree in counselling, certification in the treatment of developmental trauma, and training in Applied Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to provide individual and group counselling. She has interned and counselled at Associazione Tumori Toscana (ATT), a hospice association, and currently trains and supervises the ESCA peer support team. She is a member of the Swiss Association for Counselling (SGfB), and the American Psychological Association.

Antonia

Antonia

Counsellor

Antonia has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Behaviour from Birkbeck College, University of London and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling from Webster University, Geneva. Prior to moving to Geneva, Antonia worked in London and New York where she spent many years volunteering with special needs children as well as with the elderly. In 2014 she became involved with ESCA, firstly as a volunteer and peer supporter, before joining the counselling team in 2016. She is a member of the Swiss Association for Counselling (SGfB).

Patricia

Patricia

Counsellor

Tricia has a bachelor's degree in economics and sociology from Bristol University and a master's degree in counselling. She began working as a volunteer, providing psychosocial support to adolescents. Tricia is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the Swiss Association for Counselling (SGfB). An ESCA peer supporter since 2011, Tricia now counsels individuals, participates in peer support training and supervision, and facilitates monthly discussion groups. Tricia has had first-hand experience having been diagnosed with skin cancer in 2014.