“Counselling and Psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well-being”
Life and its problems can stop us living life fully. The diagnosis of a life limiting illness can stop us in our tracks. Treatment for cancer can be debilitating and raise issues around loss and adjustment. Body image and disability can become major factors that affect your life. Depression and anxiety are very common, not just for patients but also for their families. We can help. Talking therapies can help you to see your problems clearly and help you to work through worries and concerns in a private and confidential ‘space’ where you will be listened to, respected and valued.
Springhill Hospice has a team of trained and highly skilled counsellors, supported by trained volunteer counsellors and students. Within the team we are trained in several different psychological approaches to help people and, through assessment, we can negotiate with you the best way forward. We can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Person-Centred Therapy – offering you quality personal counselling.
Relaxation and meditation are recognised for their contribution to well-being and symptom control especially for anxiety, stress and sleep difficulties.
Relaxation and meditation sessions are regularly held at the hospice for patients and so by popular demand the counselling team have recorded and produced 2 Relaxation CD's which can be purchased at the hospice for £5 each.
Simply Relaxation 1 is aimed at physical relaxation, restfulness and aiding sleep.
Simply Relaxation 2 has a mindfulness track and an energy balancing track aimed at settling the restless mind and re-energising if tired or fatigued.
Counselling and Psychological support is available to adults who are experiencing psychological and emotional distress in their life as a result of their own life limiting illness or the illness of someone significant to them.
Confidentiality Overview for Counselling Clients - download here