It can often be very difficult for people – and those around them – to come to terms with their illness.
Counselling provides space for someone to explore and express thoughts and feelings they may be experiencing, and strengthen ways of coping.
A palliative or progressive life-limiting illness is something for which no one is prepared – and which affects not only the person – but also those around him or her.
How counselling works
Counselling helps people to cope, by providing a safe and secure place for them to confidentially discuss their situation.
Counselling sessions are usually one to one with a counsellor allowing them to speak openly about things that they may otherwise not share with others.
However, sometimes some people will choose to have sessions with other family members allowing them to share with each other, how they are feeling, and the counsellor will act as a bridge in communication.
The counsellors can also provide family members with advice and guidance in how to support children within a family who may be finding things difficult.
Counselling can also be provided for children - on a one to one basis.
For many people, counselling may be something which they've never previously experienced – and could be something they are unsure about.
There is no expectation for someone to talk about something they are not comfortable to discuss.
Our counsellors will always work in a respectful way that meets an individual’s needs, and use an approach that is unique to each person, going at their own pace.
Our counsellors are qualified in various therapeutic approaches, including hypnotherapy and have recorded guided visualisation CDs to help with relaxation and sleep.
You can access these recordings by clicking on the links below.