Counselling

Many of us will face a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening illness at some time in our lives or will lose someone close to us as a result of serious illness. Whether it’s you, your partner, a family member or a friend who is affected, it can trigger painful and distressing feelings.

Counselling provides a safe, supportive environment where you can talk about difficult feelings. Sometimes it can be helpful to be able to talk openly without worrying that you might be judged, or feeling concerned that you might upset other people. Research shows that counselling can help people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses to cope with some of the challenges that it brings.

PAC provides one-to-one counselling on a weekly basis for adults in Frome, Trowbridge, Warminster, the RUH (Bath) and Widcombe (Bath); children’s counselling in Frome and at The Hub, John of Gaunt school in Trowbridge; and counselling for young people at Frome Community College, Matravers School in Westbury and Melksham Oak School in Melksham. PAC fundraises to deliver these services via our local community and via grant making Trusts.

PAC also provides one-to-one counselling on a weekly basis for adults in Weston-super-Mare and Yeovil.  These services are commissioned and funded by Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust respectively.

Supervision

PAC also provides group Clinical Supervision to Cancer Nurse Specialists at both Weston General and Yeovil District hospitals.  These services are commissioned and funded by Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust respectively.