Receiving a diagnosis of cancer, either for yourself or a loved one, is a devastating blow whose emotional and psychological impact can last considerably longer than the treatment you may receive for the condition.
The events that follow may leave you feeling that you have lost control of your life and become a different person, whilst the emotions associated with that can be overwhelming. Sharing them with your family or friends can sometimes feel too scary or risky. The support of a counsellor can be a life-line whilst you are feeling at your most vulnerable during or after these roller-coaster events.
Supporting people through this crisis is a particular specialism of mine due to the insight I have gained into the impact of cancer from both a professional and personal perspective. I am happy to offer sessions to both people who have received a diagnosis – either recently or in the past – and to their immediate family.
The cancer-related training and experience with the bereavement support team of St Margaret’s Hospice and the Spirit & Soul equine-assisted therapy programme have provided a strong foundation for this area of my work. That has been extended through my subsequent involvement as a professional practitioner for the Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support Group, which funds equine-assisted therapy for clients from that geographical area. Please get in touch to discuss a bespoke counselling or equine-assisted support package to meet your individual needs.
The images on this web-site are illustrative of client sessions but do not depict actual clients, whose confidentially is of the utmost importance to me. Thanks to Craig Stone Photography for his stunning photos.