Getting a cancer diagnosis can be hard. It is common for people to experience a range of emotions in response to a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Society psychologists and counsellors have specialised skills and experience to assist you and your family/ whānau to cope during this time.

The Cancer Society Psychological Service can help with:

  • The shock and disbelief of diagnosis
  • Learning to manage difficult emotions such as anger, frustration, grief, sadness, anxiety or depression
  • Talking with health professionals – what questions to ask and how
  • Making decisions that are right for you
  • Coping with physical changes and sexuality
  • Coping with treatment, medical procedures and tests
  • Managing emotions around follow up appointments
  • Coping with change and regaining confidence
  • Uncertainty about the future
  • Moving on with life after cancer treatment

Meet the team

Last updated: December 20, 2023