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 and Matravers School in Westbury. PAC fundraises to deliver these services via our local community and via grant making Trusts.

In addition to the face to face counselling offered by PAC, an online counselling service is also available to those aged 16 and over who are affected by cancer or other life threatening illness.

PAC has also been commissioned by two local hospitals to provide counselling and supervision.