World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
It’s also important we don’t forget about the emotional and mental health toll that a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on people’s lives.
We’ve brought together a selection of articles from our journals that highlight the role therapy can play in supporting people with cancer – and all those who love or care for them. They include articles where our members share their expertise on the subject – as well as clients’ experiences of how therapy has helped them after a cancer diagnosis.
Counselling people with cancer
Surviving cancer can radically change a person’s life. Here we publish three perspectives on how counselling can help. Therapy Today, March 2017
In sickness and in health
Rachel Ellis unpicks the tangle of powerful emotions that illness within a couple relationship can create. Therapy Today, February 2020
The art of healing
Catherine Ann Lombard explores how imagery and artistic expression can help clients cope with cancer. Therapy Today, June 2020
It changed my life: Sarah
Open article: ‘I went home knowing that I was no longer having to cope on my own.’ Therapy Today, February 2019
Shattering the myths
There is a growing epidemic of people who survive cancer and live on, with or without recurrence, but who do so suffering a variety of long-term effects, writes Cordelia Galgut. Private Practice, June 2020
My bag for life
Rosie Dansey offers a personal account of how it is to live with a hidden disability. Private Practice, June 2020