Stephen Hadfield refuses to call himself a ‘diabetic’. As he said in a recent BBC interview, “you wouldn’t call someone with cancer a ‘canceric!”
Stephen is a trained nurse, medical lawyer and counseling psychotherapist – who happens to have diabetes. He understands the difficulties of living with diabetes whilst successfully juggling the challenges of career, family and social life.
If you have had a recent diagnosis of either type 1 or type-2 diabetes or are the relative or partner of someone who has, Stephen can advise on many aspects of diabetes care ranging from the effect on family relationships to workplace discrimination and most things in between. Similarly, if you are struggling with your long-term diabetes management and other associated complications, you may well benefit from contacting us.
People with diabetes are twice as likely as the general population to suffer from a variety of emotional problems including anxiety and depression and have a similarly much higher rate of suicide than the general population. Frustration, exhaustion and a sense of helplessness are common feelings associated with diabetes.
Stephen understands and is one of the very few counselors in the UK with such specialist knowledge. As a result, he is in great demand as a speaker and advisor to industry and highly regarded in his field.
Stephen Hadfield is available for private consultations at our Cheshire consulting rooms for you and your partner and also carries out evening home visits throughout the UK where he can answer your questions and those of your family in the comfort of your own surroundings. Appointments usually last for 2 hours and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
To find out more and for information on costs, simply get in touch!