Counselling and Therapy for Cancer
Being diagnosed with and living with Cancer is a life changing time for both ourselves and those around us. We may experience a range of very natural emotions including shock, anger, fear, sadness, anxiety and uncertainty over what the future may hold. We may ask questions like ‘why me’ and ‘what if the Cancer comes back'.
Even after treatment when others may think we should be getting back to normal, the emotional and psychological impacts can still affect us greatly. This is normal and there is no right or wrong way to respond and feel. Everyone’s journey will be individual.
How therapy can help
Therapy can provide the space to talk through all these different emotions and forthcoming decisions in a non-judgemental environment. Whilst family and friends may be supportive, sometimes we may not want to worry them further and talking with a trained professional outside of the situation can be easier. Taking time for ourselves to process what has and is happening can often be the first step in moving forward with our journey.
If you feel it would be helpful to speak with a therapist, please contact me
"After diagnosis I felt shell-shocked, I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t sure how counselling would help but talking with Wendy and just getting out how I felt without being told what to do was really helpful. She listened and reassured me that everything I feeling was normal. It such a scary time but I’m so glad I had someone who there just for me’"
Gillian 43 yrs
"After treatment was finished I thought I’d feel better, but I didn’t. I was living in constant fear of it coming back. Cancer was still controlling my life and I didn’t know how to change it. Wendy taught me some strategies to manage my thinking and sometimes let feelings be without trying to change them. I found Mindfulness really helpful’ ".
Ben 67 yrs