CounsellingComing to terms with a cancer diagnosis can very difficult. There’s the practical side of dealing with cancer as people undergo an array of appointments, tests and treatments.
Then there’s the emotional side. Sometimes we feel the need to stay strong for others and to suppress a million thoughts running through our minds. It can be hard to know where to turn or who to talk to.
However, for many it is a real comfort to know that they can come to ARC Cancer Support Centres and talk to someone. ARC offers a safe and conﬁdential space to talk through what’s going on in your life, to be honest and open about your feelings.
Trained psychotherapists help clients to manage more effectively the many different types of worries and concerns that can arise. These can include the shock of a cancer diagnosis, how to tell children, coping with the side effects of treatment such as fatigue, exploring return-to-work options and managing the fear of cancer returning.
At the end of the sessions, our objective is that each client is better equipped to deal with their situation with more conﬁdence, hope and inner strength.
This service is free of charge and open to all those diagnosed with cancer as well as to their loved ones.