05 Oct Cancer Support
Going through cancer is an extraordinarily difficult and life changing experience. For many it is an emotionally isolating time. It is difficult to find someone who can really listen, understand and support you.
At the hospital you will get advanced and professional medical care, however your emotional needs may not always be met. The medical interventions understandably take priority. The need to emotionally process what has happened can also come long after treatment has finished.
Counselling and psychotherapy supports the emotional side of you and your family’s healing. I believe as negative as a cancer experience is, it also opens up a possibility to not just endure, but to grow. Somatic psychotherapy is a safe place to process the range of feelings and practical difficulties this kind of crisis comes with.
my experience with cancer
When my husband was diagnosed with cancer our little girls were only one & three years old. It was an existential crisis. I felt vulnerable and scared like never before. Whilst each experience is unique, I live with a heightened awareness of the complexities and emotional pain a cancer prognosis comes with.
As you go through cancer or care for someone with cancer, it is difficult to find time and space to be able to process the emotional trauma. Often becoming sick heightens other complicated areas of life. Therapy may end up being not about the disease directly, but the things surrounding it. Sharing some of the worries in a space where you don’t need to censor your thoughts can help lift the heaviness.
Be in touch
Contact me and I will be in touch with you soon.
Anna (0420 361 800)