Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is a very stressful experience and counselling can help you with many of the problems you may face when you have cancer. In a calm and relaxed setting you have the opportunity to explore the problems or issues which are perhaps causing anxiety.
Counselling is about helping you to think things through for yourself to find your own answers. It is not always an easy process, as it may mean discussing things you feel uncomfortable about; but it can also be a relief to air these feelings, thoughts and ideas with someone who listens, does not judge and respects your confidentiality.
It can be particularly helpful to talk through your feelings and anxieties with someone other your friends and family because they may be too close to the issues to be impartial.
Counselling can enable you to see things more clearly, take control of your life and even discover new strengths and resources within yourself.
Clients generally meet with one of our counsellors on a weekly basis, either for a few sessions or over several weeks.
If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling please the Centre Manager on 01293 534465.
The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent charity providing a range of support services to cancer patients, their carers and families.