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.