If you, a loved one, family member or friend has been given a diagnosis of cancer, the cancer diagnoses can be very difficult and painful. Feelings, of shock, grief, death and fear are just some of the emotions that people may deal with. Some people fear the effects of the disease, the treatment they may have to receive, the impact it may have on loved ones and what the future will hold.

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.

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.