Coming to terms with your cancer diagnosis can leave you with feelings of anxiety, stress and your anger levels become heightened as the idea of possibly being in a life threatening situation can be very difficult to cope with. Some people therefore don’t want to burden their family and friends with their fears.
Coming to talk with a counsellor and empathetic professional can be somewhat of a relief for the person when their everyday life’s and relationships feel like they have been turned upside down. Having that support from the counsellor helps you and your family manage and navigate your and their emotions and fears that you may be experiencing. Although counselling will not cure cancer, it can help provide the person with better coping strategies, and support you during and after your treatment and help with any mental health issues that may arise.