Health Professionals

Working with life threatening illness can impact on staff at all levels from the receptionist to the clinicians. In addition, in the general workplace, a cancer diagnosis in a staff member can put pressure on colleagues and managers who want to help but are unsure about what they should do or say.

Cancer, its treatments and effect, brings particular stresses and challenges and these need to be recognised if appropriate support is to be offered. As a team of experienced specialist therapists, we are able to provide the following services, to individual health professionals and teams as well as companies and third sector agencies:

  • Workplace support
  • Support for volunteers working with cancer issues
  • Support for carers
  • Adjuvant support for patients and those involved in research or trials.
  • Specialist supervision
  • Workshops
  • Group facilitation
  • Bereavement support

As well as offering specialist cancer support, individually and collectively, we have the following areas of special interest and experience.

Psycho-sexual and relationship  difficulties arising out of cancer treatments or side effects. Working with individuals and couples.

The re-emergence of early trauma as a result of a cancer diagnosis

Phobic fears and anxieties relating to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and treatment protocols.

Tensions caused within the family/medical team when a patient chooses to adopt a complementary or alternative approach.

To speak to our Development Coordinator, Dilys Stinson, please ring 020 3380 8715 and leave a message, including times available. You can email Dilys at dilys@cancercounsellinglondon.org.uk