Devi Sundar (previously known as Shakila Devi Perumal)


I am happy you have reached my page. I am privileged to offer my services to you. I am a Passionate Clinician & Educator in the specialist sector of Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling with over 20 years of successful experience in clinical research, clinical practice and teaching. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in the healthcare industry. In 2019, recognised as a fellow of higher education.

I believe that holistic patient care should be a therapist first priority

I had studied and worked (HSE & NHS) in multiple countries including United Kingdom, Ireland, United States and India. I hold a M.Sc. Respiratory Practice from University of Hertfordshire (UK), H. Dip. Respiratory Physiotherapy from Trinity College of Dublin and M.S in Psychotherapy and Counselling from IPMS (India). For the past 20 years, I had dedicated my time to pulmonary rehabilitation clinical practice, research, academic training and public awareness.

Professional Credentials:

  • 20 years of clinical experience. Accredited Physiotherapist (Respiratory care), Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
  • Recognised as Fellow by Higher education Academy with strengths in teaching, supervision and research backed by training in Academic Practice, Research Supervision, Project Management, Teaching and Learning Design.
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner
  • Certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Practitioner
  • Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Certified Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) Practitioner
  • Accredited Professional Counselling Diploma for Sexual Abuse
  • Certified - Foundation in PRINCE 2
  • Masters In Respiratory Practice, University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
  • Post Graduate diploma in Respiratory Physiotherapy, Trinity College, Ireland
  • Masters In Counselling & Psychotherapy, IPMS India
  • Bachelors in Physiotherapy, Dr.MGR University, India

Expertise: Clinical Practice

  • Respiratory Practice- Acute & chronic respiratory Rehabilitation.

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy services to wide range of issues: Abuse/Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Lack of Confidence/Low Self Esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Postnatal depression, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Smoking, Stress, Student stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Relationship related concerns, Work Related Issues.

Please check out my previous works at Irish Thoracic Society and COPD support Ireland:


I am passionate about my work and dedicated to continually updating my knowledge and skills. Since 2009, I had presented numerous researches at national and international conferences on the clinical practice in pulmonary rehabilitation to enhance community knowledge on best practices. My main research interests include rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma and Pulmonary Fibrosis, with an emphasis on physical activity, behaviour change interventions, obstructive sleep apnea, telehealth, patient and healthcare professional’s education

I am a peer-reviewer for: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Journal Impact factor:2.77) and Online Journal of Public Health.

To know more about me? Check out my Professional portfolio profile on LinkedIn and Research portfolio ORCID ID.

As a passionate advocate for mental health, I also deliver various mental health, well-being and motivational training packages online for Businesses and Educational Settings.

Reach Out To Us!

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am- 2.00pm, 5.00pm- 8.30 pm

Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm

Feel free to email us if you have any questions about our services, or to arrange an appointment. You can also call us on our phone or mobile if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to us first. We are happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment. We are based in Gloucester, but all appointments are held online.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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