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    Welcome to Sue's House

    Ilford Cancer and Holistic Help Centre.

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    Counselling, complementary therapies, nutrition and more.

Meet our Team


kevin kellyKevin Kelly


Kevin has worked as a healer in Romford and Islington and currently at Sue's House, where he served as a healer and a helper for more than 20 years.
suhaila tauheed

Suhaila Tauheed


Suhaila has 14 years experience as a psycotherapist counsellor and has been trained in different areas of psychology.

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Ann Catchpole

Nutrition Consultant

For the last 15 years, Ann has been supplying Nutrition Advice and Aloe Vera drinks and topical products to Sue's House as a Nutrition Consultant, as well as personal guidance in using them to enable a greater sense of well-being.


Daniella Matal




Sharon Wood               Sharon Wood profile


 Sharon was introduced to Sue's House by her auntie, Caroline Prudence, in 2017. Caroline is a reiki master and attuned Sharon to reiki healing in 2012. Sharon has been practising ever since on people with many different conditions from cancer patients to those with less severe illnesses. sharon wished to volunteer after Amelia, her daughter, had single stage spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis in December 2016 and received wonderful reiki healing in hospital.


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Gerald Reading SDC10651 Small

I joined Sue's House in 2001 when I retired from a teaching career spent mainly at the King's School, Macclesfield and at Cranbrook College, Ilford, where I was headmaster for 25 years. At first I helped with administrative work at Sue's House and have gradually become more involved in the charity.


Suhaila Tauheedsuhaila tauheed

With a strong medical background and over 20 years of experience as a trained counsellor and psychotherapist , Suhaila has been providing counselling at Sue's house for over 7years. She provides support and advice to patients, carer, families in a professional, confident, empathatic and non-judgemental way. Suhaila has worked with various organisations such as Macmillan and is trained in a range of approaches to psychology. 


Narmada BhudiaNarmada Bhudia

Hi, my name is Narmada Bhudia (Nabu). I was introduced to Sue's House by my sister Nanu Valji Gorsia in July, 2015 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Our Patron
Rowena Hill

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About Sue's House

Sue Quirk was a poet, an artist but above all, she was a beautiful person - very much beloved by all who knew her, especially her children Lucy and Rebecca and her husband Terry. When she died, became the inspiration for the PEACE Support Group in Ilford where she had lived.

The PEACE Support Group was based on a loving and infinitely supportive concern for others and it is this, above anything else, which helps people to heal.
How did that love and concern express itself in Ilford? Well, the place was Terry's front room in Meath Road; every Wednesday evening it felt like a cavern of light filled with people gathered around the fire. On visiting Terry and Erica, his new partner, on other occasions, it was amazing to see the real size of the room, and the ordinariness of the fireplace. But then one has to ask which perception was the more real. For love has the power to transform perception not only of a room and its furniture, but of cancer and of the one suffering from cancer. And this is what was going on in that expanded room; cancer was perceived as an opportunity and the sufferer as a human being of infinite value, no longer the helpless victim of a vile scourge.
Now we have moved on and no longer meet at Terry's; cavernous as the room may have seemed, it was in fact bursting at the seams, and anyway it was only available once a week. The vision was born of a home-from-home for the group - somewhere the members could call their own with an ever-open door.
So a charitable trust was founded, called the North East London Cancer Support Group, with Terry as Chairman and Frank Longcroft as Trustee and Group Administrator, and a sum of over £30,000 raised. Then Frank did some hardworking research which produced a short list of three houses for Terry and acting counsellor Katherina to inspect.
So it was that 10 Dawlish Drive, Ilford, became Sue's House. The dream had come true. It was opened on a Wednesday evening, August 23rd, 1984.
With our new trustees in place we are making progress. With the help and generosity of the C.I.I. Sue's House has been re-decorated. We have also had new carpet and lighting installed throughout the house. Two of our trustees, Cathy and Madhu are now in the process of looking for new furniture which again will be bought with the kind donations from C.I.I. 


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