What is Counselling and How Can Counselling Help?
Talking to a professional counsellor can help you feel more in control when cancer confronts you or a loved one. Sometimes your emotions seem all over the place, you might feel that you are not coping or wonder if you are going a bit crazy.
Counselling will help you work through these thoughts and feelings and restore a sense of perspective, clarity and control for you. Having someone who can listen to you and who is not emotionally involved is a big help.
Most people feel a little nervous when they come to counselling for the first time, so don't worry; you will soon settle down and find the experience worthwhile in a safe and supportive environment.
Counselling aims to deepen your understanding of yourself. In this way you will be better able to make choices and decisions about whatever aspect of your life is troubling you at the moment.
Cancer can make people worried, anxious, depressed and stressed. It is important to be able to manage these difficult emotions. It can feel overwhelming in the beginning. Learning relaxation and other stress management techniques will help you feel more calm and in control.
Meditation, massage and other therapies can go hand in hand with therapeutic counselling and all will enable you to deal much better with whatever difficulties you are facing.