Revival Not Survival

Each journey begins with a first step, each story begins with a beginning, but The Wellness Script has too many strands to explain how it came to be. Here’s where we should start…

With successful careers in their own specialities, Pinky and Samir were inspired to combine their mutual experience in the field of cancer to create The Wellness Script –to help you live the life you desire, despite your challenges.

 

Pinky’s vast experience as an occupational therapist in mental health provides the solid foundation for her understanding and management of the mental and emotional well-being of individuals and their families. She helps people develop the skills and strategies needed to engage in meaningful activities and improve their quality of life no matter what obstacles they face.

 

Samir, a blood cancer doctor, adds a crucial dimension to their combined efforts. As a medical professional specialising in blood cancer, Samir has extensive knowledge of diagnosis, treatment options, and the physical aspects of managing disease. This expertise is invaluable in supporting individuals dealing with the challenges of cancer or chronic diseases, providing medical holistic guidance, and offering a comprehensive approach to care.

Your Path to Wellness and Health

The medical system can feel like a conveyor belt where you feel disempowered and your voice is not heard. Let us support you to re-discover your path to health and wholeness.

Dr Samir Agrawal

Qualified in Medicine at the University of Bristol and trained at the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital, Samir took a detour in Paris to do a Ph.D. in Tumour Immunology, before becoming a Consultant in Haemato-Oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. In addition to looking after patients with leukaemia and lymphoma, and performing stem cell transplantation, he has a specialist interest in the management of infections. He pioneered remote care for patients with blood cancers at Barts and speaks around the world about infection in patients with cancer.

 

In his 35-years’ experience in the NHS, 22 years as a consultant, he has gained insight into the challenges a diagnosis of cancer brings. He has always believed his role is to support patients and their loved ones, and that patients, their experiences and their wishes need to be at the heart of all decisions about their care. Also, working in a small private clinic investigating the use of repurposed drugs for treating cancer, he was struck by desire of patients to look beyond their oncology treatment alone and to take a more holistic approach to their health and regaining some control of their lives. It became clear to him that good care needs to go beyond just the modern medical approach, focused as it is on the illness (cancer) rather than the whole person. He has developed an approach that addresses not only the manifestations and treatment of the cancer, but also the causes that could have contributed to its development. Without this awareness, treatment of the cancer is always the focus, but not its cause(s), whereas both are needed.

Pinky Jimenez-Agrawal

Pinky trained as an Occupational Therapist in Oxford and gained an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College London. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings in the past 30 years. Her last post in the NHS was as Head of Occupational Therapy in a Mental Health Unit at a London hospital.

 

Her focus now includes preventative work, whether it is working with individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families or working with children and young people or adults with chronic illnesses.

Supporting individuals on their journey towards recovery and offering help to terminally ill patients and their families as they prepare for death, is a key aspect of her work. She runs bimonthly drop-in sessions and provide psychological support on a 1:1 basis, for the members of a leukaemia charity. As a volunteer therapist for Cruse Bereavement Care, she provides counselling to children and young adults.

 

Pinky is an ACT practitioner and a DBT informed therapist. She uses a combination of therapies and mindfulness-based interventions. Her work helps individuals build on their strengths by helping them learn new skills, expand from their own experience, and teach strategies to enable them to cope with their issues and develop better well-being habits. In this way, individuals recover and restore optimal functioning, engagement and independence in their daily activities following illness, injury, bereavement, or a life changing experience.

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