Regent's University London

Psychological support for women with breast cancer and their families

Dr Reem Al-Sulaiman, a PhD graduate in counselling and psychotherapy from Regent’s University London and a board certified cancer genetic counsellor, is changing the lives of women diagnosed with cancer.

She offers patients and their families psychological support and teaches them several methods to cope with their diagnoses and/or carrier status before making necessary referrals through a multidisciplinary approach .

Working at the National Centre of Cancer Care and Research in Qatar, Dr Al-Sulaiman focuses on exploring women’s experience with breast cancer and the benefit of crisis counselling and psycho-education for those in the early stages of the disease.

She provides risk assessment of hereditary predisposition based on personal and family histories and counsels patients on genetics and hereditary syndromes, in addition to ordering appropriate genetic testing and interpreting genetic test results.