Counselling

We can provide professional counselling for patients and family members who are finding it difficult ot acces NHS counselling.
"Counselling helped me talk about the illness and other things without getting (unwanted but well meaning) 'help and suggestions' from family & friends."
Anonymous

All the phases of bloood cancer can be difficult to live through, from the shock of diagnosis, the physical trials of treatment or the long road to recovery - all have their own stresses and strains. Loved ones are affected too, by fear, feelings of powerlessness and in some cases, grief.

We use qualified counsellors with experience of cancer. If you have specific needs, such as a counsellor with experience of working with children, we will find the right person. The counselling can be in person, by phone or by video call.

""Counselling, can have a deep effect on the lives of people""
Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am one of the in-house registered therapists for the Leukaemia Cancer Society.

I work in a mindfulness-based approach which helps you with your thoughts and feelings as they occur in the present moment, it helps to enhance one’s emotional wellbeing.

Counselling, can have a deep effect on the lives of people.
There are many reactions to cancer diagnoses and bereavement. These can include anxiety, fear or anger. Counselling can help you to cope with such reactions and with the feelings of shock and denial. It can help you regain wellbeing and balance in your life.

When facing difficult life situations such as the loss of a loved one it is normal to experience many different feelings.

We offer you a safe place to talk in confidence and explore your emotions, find ways and tactics to understand the emotions and feelings you are experiencing. A bereaved parent we worked with shared this quote:

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the counselling sessions. They literally saved me. I started back at work in September, just 3 days a week for the time being. I couldn't have built up the resilience to do this without the support of my counsellor. This journey of grief and the trauma of not having Myra here is unbearable and l am often at a loss on how to navigate life in this manner. “

We have a team of experienced Counsellors that can assist, not only with cancer related issues, but also symptoms that are connected: depression, anxiety, bereavement or any other difficult life events,

We want to make this service easy for all clients to access

There are different options, it’s for you to decide how the meeting will take place: Face to face, via zoom link, over the phone, email

We want you to feel comfortable to contact us at any time, so reach out to us, this will be the start to improving your wellbeing.

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