Support for Cancer and Cancer Treatment Issues

A cancer diagnosis can be a distressing life experience and living with cancer and its treatment brings a variety of challenges to anyone affected by this complex disease.

We do not have to look far to find cancer. It is estimated that one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. Despite these statistics, a cancer diagnosis will often be an unexpected, life-changing and sometimes traumatic event for many individuals.

There is no universal reaction to a cancer diagnosis. Each person will experience the disease in their own way. For many people, a cancer diagnosis makes the future feel very uncertain and some cancer patients say that time suddenly feels more precious. Some people will turn to family and friends for support while others will approach cancer as a very personal and private experience.

There are many reasons people in London seek counselling for cancer-related issues

Cancer is a complicated disease. There are a number of ways people sometimes benefit from counselling for cancer-related issues.

Some clients come to us after receiving an upsetting personal cancer diagnosis while other people approach therapy for support following the cancer diagnosis of a family member or friend. Whether cancer has come into our own life or into the life of someone we love, the arrival of cancer usually brings a complex and often overwhelming series of psychological and emotional responses.

In other cases, clients have sought counselling after undergoing successful cancer treatment, once the disease has been cured. Many cancer survivors find that successful treatment leaves them with physical or psychological challenges that are difficult to overcome. How life feels after cancer is not always the same as how life was experienced before cancer arrived.

Some clients come to us following cancer treatment where cancer is now in remission but has not been cured. Others approach counselling only once cancer treatment options have been exhausted and they find themselves facing the end of life.

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Post-treatment counselling for cancer survivors is sometimes beneficial

Post-treatment counselling helps many people deal with challenges that arise following a cancer experience. These challenges include addressing any emotional or psychological consequences of having survived cancer and invasive cancer treatments, dealing with disfigurement or the loss of a body part (if treatment required surgery), the loss of one’s sense of self or identity, post-treatment stress, anxiety and loss of any confidence in the future.

Cancer counselling is often about loss: loss of health, strength, ‘sameness’, autonomy, identity and security. People experiencing cancer often talk about feeling a sense of isolation and powerlessness. Cancer can evoke feelings of apprehension, anxiety, anger, guilt and sadness. And cancer and cancer treatments can pose numerous challenges to personal and intimate relationships.

Meeting with a therapist who has experience working with cancer-related issues can be enormously helpful to those undergoing a cancer experience. Many of our therapists have knowledge of cancer, cancer treatments and the emotional and psychological effects brought on by cancer diagnosis and treatment. Please feel free to get in touch if we might be able to help.

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One Therapy London

Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist Toulla Nicolaides
Toulla Nicolaides

Consultant Therapist Toulla is an integrative relational therapist using a combination of therapeutic approaches to help her clients She provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their difficulties in life, relationships and childhood and to share and resolve confusing and overwhelming feelings Toulla believes that, though challenging,...


Therapist Ameet Magan
Ameet Magan

Consultant Therapist Ameet is from London and holds an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy He has more than a decade’s experience of working in a one-to-one capacity with clients He has also trained in groupwork and has worked since 2016 as a group psychotherapist and clinical practitioner with the NHS in East London Ameet is a warm, grounded and reflective person He...


Therapist Stamatia Lorentzou
Stamatia Lorentzou

Senior Consultant Therapist Stamatia draws on a broad range of theories of psychotherapy She works collaboratively with her clients to understand the causes of their concern and find ways to move forward Stamatia offers both short-term and longer-term therapy She has worked in various organisational settings with individuals seeking to address relationship issues,...


Therapist Jackson
Dwayne Jackson

Senior Consultant Therapist Founder and Director Jackson has lived in USA, Hong Kong and London He studied psychology in America and integrative psychotherapy in the United Kingdom Jackson is open to discussing any life experience or behaviour a client might put forward He feels there should be no shame or judgement in discussing life choices, experiences or...


Therapist Nicola Reeves
Nicola Reeves

Consultant Therapist MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  EMDR Practitioner Qualified Clinical Supervisor Nicola is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist Nicola believes in giving clients time and space to approach therapy in the way they need to approach it She finds this is the best way to develop a...


Therapist Rhiannon Whipps
Rhiannon Whipps

Consultant Therapist Rhiannon is a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience of working within the field of mental health Rhiannon provides an empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic space for her clients to explore any difficulties which they may be facing Within the safety of a confidential environment, she encourages her clients...

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Therapist Marta Pisarri
Marta Pisarri

Consultant Integrative Psychotherapist Visiting lecturer at Regent's University Diploma in Somatic Trauma Therapy Advance Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc in Clinical Psychology Marta is a psychologist and an integrative psychotherapist: she has been working in the field of mental health for over 12 years in both private...


Therapist Silvi Naskinova
Silvi Naskinova

Consultant Therapist MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy HE in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling Silvi is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist offering both long and shorter-term therapy  She aims to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for her clients to explore whatever is on their minds Her work...

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Therapist Evan Bates
Evan Bates

Consultant Therapist Evan is a psychodynamic therapist, offering both long and short term therapy He creates a non-judgemental and reflective space to help clients explore their difficulties and concerns Working together to understand the connections between past and current relationships, Evan supports clients in developing a deeper awareness of their recurring...



Therapist Patricia Connolly
Patricia Connolly

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Patricia works within a psychodynamic approach This focuses on early life experience and  relationships to help you understand how they shape who you are in the present When you begin to more fully explore your emotions and attitudes you can find a deeper self–knowledge, which can also transform the way you relate to...