We have free counselling and psychological services for people with cancer and their family/whānau.
Our counsellors offer confidential, safe and supportive listening.
When we refer to counselling, we mean talking to someone who is professionally trained.
The counsellor will:
- listen to what you are saying
- help you sort through your feelings and worries
- provide you with insight into how you are thinking and feeling
- help you express your emotions in your own way
- help you work out your own solutions to problems
- help you adjust to your situation
Counselling can help you come to terms with the psychological and emotional impact of cancer from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Counselling can help ease tensions within the whānau/family and find strategies for coping. It’s also a place to go to off-load without upsetting your whānau/family.
We offer one-on-one and group counselling for patients, their carers and the whānau/family members of cancer patients to discuss the impact of a cancer diagnosis on your relationship/s and exploring effective ways of support through this time.