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 Kerry McEwen
Kerry McEwen

A BACP registered member, qualified to an advanced-level in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Kerry offers a confidential and supportive space for both short and long-term therapy Kerry recognises that painful memories are often buried deeply within the unconscious, frequently manifesting in unhelpful patterns of behaviour and ways of relating to others Additionally these...


Therapist Asma Gharbi
Asma Gharbi

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Couples and Relationship Therapist Counselling Psychologist Asma offers psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative therapies to individuals and couples She tailors her approach to meet the needs and preferences of her clients She offers short and long term therapy Asma provides a non-judgemental space for her clients, where they...

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Therapist Geraldine Lothian
Geraldine Lothian

Consultant Therapist Geraldine (she/her) is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with individuals Geraldine’s style of therapy is to work collaboratively with her clients and at each client’s pace  It is sometimes difficult to make the decision to start therapy but Geraldine works together with her clients to address any issues that may feel difficult to...


Therapist Yussef Ferguson
Yussef Ferguson

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy BA (Hons) Social Work Yussef is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist who offers both long and short term personal therapy to individuals He has experience of working with a diverse range of clients and can provide a warm, confidential space to explore and gain insight into any past or...

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Therapist Magda Piesiewicz
Magda Piesiewicz

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist MSc in Psychology Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sexology Magda helps couples and individuals who are facing psychosexual and relationship struggles She also specialises in compulsive sexual behaviours (often misunderstood as sex addiction) She aims to create a non-judgmental, supportive space where her clients can be open...


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 Annie Curran-White
Annie Curran-White

Senior Consultant Therapist MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Awareness in Bereavement Care With a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Annie offers both short and long term, open-ended therapy to individuals Her experience includes depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement, loss, personal development and trauma Annie has...


Therapist Shelly Klein
Shelley Klein

Consultant Therapist As a psychodynamic therapist Shelley brings a wealth of experience to her work and supports her patients to talk about those aspects of their lives they are finding painful, upsetting or difficult to deal with, in a confidential, non-judgmental and peaceful setting Shelley is particularly interested in working with those who are experiencing...


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...


Therapist Barbara Beyaz
Barbara Beyaz

Consultant Therapist MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy Barbara brings a warm, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude to her work with clients As an integrative Psychotherapist, she draws from a range of theoretical perspectives which allows her to tailor therapy to the needs of the client Barbara thinks that...