Counselling provides the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings, to identify worries and concerns, to create self-awareness and develop coping mechanisms to help bring about change.
Our person-centred, integrative counselling service means our counsellors can work with you using a range of tools and techniques to help you, such as:
My sessions with the counsellor have really helped me through the most difficult time of my life. The counsellor helped me and empowered me to ‘think outside of the box’. She has given me the tools to deal with situations in a positive and assertive way. I feel that without this fantastic counsellor’s help I wouldn’t have coped as well with my situation. I am now ready to go back to work after one year off following surgery and chemo and that’s thanks to Action Cancer.
The support received was excellent. When I started my first session my anxiety was ruling my life. however, after a few sessions and chatting I had much more control over how I was feeling. I found using techniques that we had chatted about helped me get back control. My sleep improved and my overall mood was better. I will continue to use these techniques anytime my anxiety decides to come back.
Talking to a counsellor was extremely helpful at a time that I did not always want to burden family and friends. As a carer, I felt I needed to be strong for my partner who has the cancer diagnosis and for his children who had lost their mother to cancer in 2006. Having someone to talk to about my concerns was invaluable.