Devi Sundar (previously Shakila Devi Perumal), M.Sc., M.S, FHEA, HCPC, BACP
As a Consultant and Founder of Lung Rehab Voyage, my speciality and passion are pulmonary (respiratory) rehabilitation, counselling and psychotherapy for wide range of chronic respiratory and mental health disorders.
With evidence-based tools, our goal is to help you better understand your condition, self-mange with professional support, feel happier, and more fulfilled as a person, partner and professional.
You can read more about Devi by visiting our About Clinician page.
We are not an emergency service and are not able to help with immediate crisis situations. If you need immediate help, please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs). We are based in Gloucester, but all appointments are held online so you can avail the Features of Tele-Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Mental Health Programme (PRMHP) in your comfort at your home, or outdoor settings.
Chronic lung conditions affect someone’s life journey early or late, jeopardising their wellbeing, movement and social life. People with chronic lung conditions get trapped in a cycle of inactivity, isolation and worsening breathlessness. Covid-19 has great negative impact on people with chronic lung conditions worsening the spiral of inactivity and exacerbations...
Reaching out to mental health counselling can be challenging with societies stigmatised views on mental health, counselling and psychotherapy. I can assure you to offer my empathetic active listening skills to explore with you your potential to discover your journey on matters that triggered you to reach out to my therapy consultation and sessions....
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy an active lifestyle and support this mission of active and meaningful quality of life for everyone.
We are committed to providing high quality healthcare in an equitable and accessible way.
We tailor to individual needs and expectations in order to attain the highest personal wellbeing goals and lifestyle aspirations.
We collaborate with physicians or allied health workers in the development of treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
We are committed to providing excellence in clinical standards and in customer service.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a chronic, complex illness with multiple systemic effects and co-morbidities requires an integrated approach for optimal management. COPD is a basket of diseases that includes Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema & some forms of Asthma.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an essential component and its holistic approach provide a convenient platform to address all the relevant morbidities of the patient with COPD and coordinate care.
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If you are suffering from any Chronic lung disease e.g COPD Asthma, Pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis or mental health problems e.g anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, Lung Rehab Voyage can provide you with mental health and well-being sessions. We are based in Gloucester but all sessions will be held online.
If you would only like to take our mental health and well-being sessions, please download and complete our 'mental health/counselling client intake form' and email it to email@example.com.
Do I qualify for Pulmonary Rehab? Not sure how to choose the best care package for you?
Now, you can predict whether you will qualify for our services to benefit you in the long term by taking a scientifically validated Modified Medical Dyspnoea Scale test. Gain the clarity and confidence that comes from understanding your current breathlessness score and knowing which package is truly right for you.
We will respond in 48-72 hours. We accept self-referral. For initial screening, you will receive a patient form and questionnaire to Complete. Once you have passed the initial screening you will receive a Zoom invite for your initial consultation. All the exercise and mental health therapy sessions will be scheduled on zoom following your initial consultation.
Lung rehab Voyage believes in promoting patient autonomy and engagement. A doctor’s or consultant referral is not necessary to see a therapist in private practice, although we frequently work in partnership with your doctor or consultant to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.
To begin, your healthcare professional will assess your condition, diagnose any problems and help you understand what is wrong. They will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your positive health outcomes. Throughout your treatment program, your healthcare professional will evaluate your progress at regular intervals and modify your treatment and goals accordingly. Wherever possible, your therapist will also help you to manage your condition independently for the longer term.
Depending on the type of treatment, your initial appointment will last from 30 to 60 minutes. Some complex conditions or treatment of multiple areas may require longer consultations; if this is the case your healthcare professional will discuss your options with you.
During each session, your healthcare professional will discuss your treatment plan and suggest an optimal package. Then, at the end of each visit, you should check in with our administration team to re-schedule your next appointment.
It is our policy to schedule you with the same healthcare professional over the course of your treatment. Occasionally, substitutions or referrals another member of the team, who has additional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
In order to accommodate each patient’s schedule and for the efficient operation of our practice, reserving time slots for treatments is very important. That time slot is held specifically for you. If you do need to cancel and reschedule, please give 24 hours’ notice, to avoid a cancellation fee. A full consultation fee may apply if more than 3 same day cancellations are made.
We are based in Gloucester, but all sessions are held online.
“I've only just started speaking with shakila but even from the very first communication, she really listened made me feel like my thoughts were valid and gave me a greater understanding of my thoughts and made me feel like I can with her assistance get back to living my best life possible. She made me realise how strong of a person I really am.”
— Written by Y.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Devi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes.
“Shakila has really helped me overcome my anxiety and helped me develop personally in the last 6 weeks. She immediately made me feel at ease and always followed up after our video sessions.”
— Written by V.A. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Devi for 1 month on issues concerning grief.
“Shakila has been a fantastic therapist and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with her. I've really grown in my confidence since starting the program and have learnt how to address and work through my grief, which I understand will be an ongoing process.”
— Written by B.R. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Devi for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem.
“Shakila is a really skilled listener and a very kind and compassionate person. She has made me feel comfortable from the first session. I like the way that she challenges my thinking to give me a better perspective on my issues but always remains respectful. I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with Shakila.”
— Written by O.S. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Devi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues.
“Straight away I felt comfortable opening up to Shakila and expressing how I felt. She has a friendly vibe and is clearly well educated. Although I only spent a few weeks talking, she was quick to send appropriate worksheets and sent polite reminders to keep me engaged with the support. Thanks.”
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We are based in Gloucester, but all appointments are held online.