Cuan offers one-to-one and peer support groups to support you in your cancer journey.
Research has shown psychosocial problems such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, fatigue & cognitive complaints are common & consequential in patients with cancer. Research has also highlighted the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis on family members.
Counselling is a chance to share your thoughts and feelings with an experienced therapist who will listen without judgement, whether you're the person with cancer or are supporting someone else through their experience.
Cancer can bring lots of changes, both in the short term and longer term, and finding ways of coming to terms with this and the range of different feelings can be a challenge. Counselling can bring new understanding to your situation and your relationships, and make things much more manageable.
Cuan provides short term counselling over 8 sessions provided free of charge.
At Cuan our counsellor is fully qualified and accredited, with a lot of experience in counselling and bereavement counselling, especially in the area of cancer.
Counselling gives you an opportunity to receive emotional support to help you find better ways to cope with the effects of cancer. Our counsellor can offer a safe space and time to talk, to express feelings that may concern you and to explore ways to deal with life. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems. All our counselling sessions take place in a private room and are completely confidential.
Cancer specific groups, giving you the opportunity to gain information and talk to those who may be experiencing a similar diagnosis.