No one can ever prepare you for the devastating news of cancer. A diagnosis can start the long journey ahead to recovery and it can trigger all kind of depressive emotions that will make you feel exhausted. We can help you manage and cope with your mental health, which will improve you trying to cope with your illness.
Therapists understand that is not always simple to discuss your health with family and friends as you might feel like a “burden” to them creating more dark thoughts that you do not need around you. It is imperative that your thoughts, feelings and desires are not lost amongst the fear of cancer. Talking to someone who is trained to help you explore these powerful feelings can help you to find ways to cope with the situation and support you along your journey. Your counsellor can facilitate communication and understanding between you and your loved ones, and explore ways to manage isolation, depression and anxiety along the way. They can provide the safe space in which you can talk honestly and truthfully about how the diagnosis is affecting you at all stages of your journey.
Further more counselling can also help if you are the relative or loved one of someone with cancer. You similarly do not wish to ‘burden’ your loved one with your own fears but you also need the time to talk through your own feelings and how the diagnosis has affected you. By talking through your own concerns and worries with one of our cancer counsellors you will be able to devote more of your emotional self to helping your loved one.