We are HBDCA

Working for the wellbeing of the bleeding disorders community

Working with HBDCA

HBDCA Services

Find a Counsellor

Are you living with a bleeding disorder and in need of emotional support? We have a waiting list but we are working hard to find the right counsellor for everyone.

Hospital Partners

HBDCA is collaborating with Haemophilia Centres across the U.K and their multidisciplinary teams to provide free psychological supportas part of a holistic package of care to individuals affected by a bleeding disorder, their family members and caregivers.

Join Our Books

HBDCA has plans to become the leading association of counsellors working within the bleeding disorders community, with specialist knowledge of what it’s like to live with a bleeding disorder. If you’re interested in joining the association, get in touch.

Get Accredited

HBDCA is putting together a series of trainings together to equip counsellors and therapists to minister to those in the bleeding disorders community. If this is something you’re interested in please contact us.


What we Do

Psychological support

How we work

HBDCA collaborates with haemophilia centres across the UK and their multi-disciplinary teams, to provide free psychological support as part of a holistic package of care to individuals affected by a bleeding disorder, their family members and caregivers. 

Wellbeing work-shops on issues important to the bleeding disorder community with a focus on mental wellbeing and the provision of coping strategies

Our provision

Who we work with

HBDCA provides counselling for individuals, counselling in a group setting i.e. for Mums of newly diagnosed children, for people with an inhibitor, or for bereaved family members of someone lost through contaminated blood. 

Training for existing counsellors and for new counsellors wishing to enter the bleeding disorder arena



Latest News

Read the latest news from within the HBDCA community

Meet the Team

HBDCA staff

Our staff come from a broad range of backgrounds but they have one thing in common – a specialist knowledge of the bleeding disorders community and the desire to change lives through the provision of quality, informed counselling. 

CEO & Founder

Christina Burgess

Marketing Manager & Art Therapist

Anila Babla


Marion MacGillivray

Trauma Therapist

Angela Johnson

Facts & Figures

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Hear what clients have to say

"I think there were many areas and issues covered within a short space of time in quite some depth illustrating the professionalism and competence of the therapists as a team."
Wellbeing workshop participant
Royal London Hospital
"Thank you so much for providing my husband with counselling. I cannot thank you enough. With HBDCA's help, I can start to see the positive effects your help is having on him"
Relative of a counselling client
"I tried to get counselling via my GP without success. After 30 years of never speaking about this and after just a few sessions with an HBDCA counsellor, I am making small steps and I am feeling the benefit. I only wish this had been available to me many years ago."
Person affected by Infected Blood

Get in touch to register your interest

If you live with a bleeding disorder and you would like to see a counsellor, reach out to express your interest. Please note that we are currently operating a waiting list as we expand our team. We will contact you to arrange an Initial Telephone Consultation.


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