At the Olive Tree we offer a range of emotional support services including 1-2-1 sessions with qualified practitioners as well as monthly support groups. 1-2-1 sessions must be booked via the Centre Manager or appointed volunteer and we ask all members to let the centre know as soon as possible if they need to cancel an appointment. There is no need to book if you wish to attend a support group.
Therapeutic Art is a complementary therapy that offers a creative route to strengthen and support our inherent health forces, even when these have been severely displaced by illness. All sessions at the Olive Tree are delivered on a 1:1 basis with a practising therapist.
Coaching is a way of supporting you, in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. It helps you to think about the difficulties you are experiencing with a view to finding your own answers. Our coaches will ask the right questions to help you see and do things in new and different ways. This will enable you to rebuild your self-confidence, take back control of your life and make different and better choices in the future.
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.
EFT is a simple and effective therapeutic tool, sometimes known as "emotional acupuncture”. EFT has been described as a kind of psychological acupressure, acupuncture without needles. It involves focusing on the memory while tapping on specific points on the meridians. Properly applied, EFT quickly realigns the energy system with respect to negative memories, disconnects the physical discomfort that we attached to them, and quite often removes the resulting symptoms.
Hypnotherapy is a therapy delivered through the medium of hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon which combines strong focus with guided imagery and relaxation. The therapy delivered at the Olive Tree is a mix of hypnosis with solution focused therapy. This type of therapy looks at helping with current issues, rather than routing around in the past for what may have caused them.
At the Olive Tree we run a number of support groups where you can come along and meet others in a similar situation to share experiences and advice in a relaxed, friendly and mutually supportive atmosphere. Please contact the centre prior to your first visit to make sure that the group is meeting that week.
The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent charity providing a range of support services to cancer patients, their carers and families.