A diagnosis of cancer remains a devastating life event for most individuals. Despite the enormous advances over
the recent years improving the outcome of many types of cancer, the word still
strikes a deep sense of foreboding in those directly and indirectly affected. Its
always a surprise how well most people cope with the trauma of cancer and its
treatment some argue this is part of our basic survival instinct. When pushed to
the wall man has tended to fight back!
The suicide rate, for example, among patients with
cancer is actually less than the general population. Nevertheless, in
detailed studies up the 40% have a varying degree formally measured anxiety or
depression and many more have fluctuations in mood. Patient usually feel most
vulnerable period is often shortly after the end of the initial intensive
therapies such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy or herceptin. During this time they
usually have significant support from the hospital and community staff which can
often suddenly cease leaving them with a sense of foreboding and a feeling they
are stepping into the unknown.
Clearly if there is
clinically significant depression therapeutic intervention should be considered
and patients are advised to see their local doctor for advice. Otherwise, this
is a good time to consider investing into a course of psychological counseling.
A good professional counselor will spend time listening to patients fears,
based on the recent and based experiences and their underlying personality
makeup, and then re-channel them into positive psychological and physical
lifestyle strategies. In the UK many oncology units do not have formal
psychological counsellors but many excellent private services can be found
Private specialist counsellors in the Kent and London areas provide therapy
for addictive and compulsive behaviours, relationship problems and depression.
Call us now.
One stop access for all counseling needs. For the community there are many
resources: counseling FAQs, library, glossary, therapist locator, chat room,
advice column, forum, bulletin board. For therapists: a conference board,
forum, seminars and employment information.
Provides educational materials on mental health and psychotherapy, including
diagnostic criteria, descriptions of different therapeutic approaches, an
extensive bibliography, discussion and support groups, and book reviews.
Articles on general counseling, substance abuse quiz, and mediation.
Participate in on-line infidelity research questionnaire. Licensed clinical
social worker provides general counseling, in-person or telephone
consultations. Naperville, IL.
Sunbeck and Infinity Walk
Training, books and videos: an accelerated sensory motor cognitive language
development program for ages 6-adult, special education, occupational therapy,
superlearning, all learning styles, dyslexia, multiple intelligence, whole
brain learning, improved self-esteem, performance skills.
Offers information on how EMDR therapy effectively treats PTSD, anxiety
disorders, and depression. Find EMDR therapists, information, articles, books,
research, and links.
Youth and Family Programs
Treatment referrals, family and youth programs. Personalized care and quality
treatment have made it a nationally known treatment program for children and
adolescents dealing with issues of sexual perpetration, delinquency,
victimization, alcohol or drug abuse, cognitive-behavioral issues or dual
Provides comprehensive employee assistance programs(EAPs), work and life
services, training, and consultation. Located in San Diego, California.
Contracts professionals nationwide.
National and regional psychiatric and mental health hospital located near
Boston, Massachusetts. Information about programs, research, and topics in
Specialty psychiatric and behavioral hospital offering diagnostic and
treatment programs for adolescents and adults from around the US. Extensive
information about services and research activities. In Houston, Texas;
originally in Topeka, Kansas.
Public forums for men with gynecomastia or men who have been sexually abused.
Information about his books and his psychotherapy practice. A question and
answer column, a book of the month and many links.
Solutions for individual and family problems in everyday language. Provides
current psychotherapy ideas and practices so people can solve their mental
health problems and find professional counseling resources.
Provides a consultation service for people thinking about going into
psychotherapy treatment or psychodynamic counselling. Definitions of various
modes of therapy.
Treatment of emotional and marital problems, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy.
How to select and check qualifications of a therapist, symptoms of panic
disorders and other emotional problems.
Husband and wife team of psychologists in New York State. Includes newsletter
articles and links for the general public and mental health professionals.
Counselling and hypnotherapy clinic in Alberta Canada. Offers a mental health
therapist referral service, hypnosis audio programs, and on-line Inspiration
Journal and Forum.
Whole Child Center
Learning, behavior, and social problems of children. Definitions of attention
deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, emotional
intelligence, and the whole child philosophy. Mailing list. Toll free hotlines
and helplines, resources links. New York; New York.
Behavioral HealthCare Services
Global provider of employee assistance, work/life, and managed behavioral
healthcare programs. VMC''s EAP is uniquely designed to provide companies the
opportunity to help employees resolve the wide array of personal problems that
arise in the workplace. In assisting employees resolve their problems, EAP''s
maximize job performance, reduce absenteeism, and decrease the use of medical
Offers psychological therapy/testing services, a new book "Choosing a
Therapist", a day-treatment camp for children with ADHD, EAP services,
and evaluation services for businesses. Services offered to local, state, and
national community. West Michigan location.
The category Counseling Services in other languages
Further general information Your doctors
and specialist nurses are in an ideal position to give you relevant information
on your disease and treatment as they know your individual circumstances. Cancerbackup
has a help line (0808 800 1234) and a prize winning video
available in English, Italian, Urdu, Bengali,
Gujarati & Hindi explaining Radiotherapy & Chemotherapy. Cancernet.co.uk
has over 500 pages describing cancer, its management, practical tips and tool
which patients, their carers and their doctors have found helpful during the
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