Complementary Cancer/Palliative Care

Brief explanation of the therapy

I offer a professional and caring approach that will positively assist you in your journey with cancer or any other condition involving palliative care no matter what stage you are at in that journey.  My support complements your medical treatment by relieving stresses and anxieties, enhancing a positive mind-set, teaching you coping skills with pain management or lifestyle adjustments using techniques to support you through the whole process on an emotional/psychological level.   Based on your needs and you as an individual, I’ll be drawing on an eclectic mix of therapies including Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness Meditation and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).

Essentially, this approach will help you to cope as well as you can, developing or retaining a positive mental attitude, relaxing as often as you can, managing pain/sickness and ultimately giving yourself the best chance in dealing and coping with the diagnosis and treatment ahead.

And should your partner require any relaxation or support they can attend their own personal sessions too if they wish to.  I offer help in the following categories:

Complementary Cancer/Palliative Care

  • Consultation –  talking in a safe caring environment and relaxation.
  • Your carer – talking in a safe caring environment and relaxation.
  •  Motivating, positive visualisation and lifestyle changes.
  • Pain Management/Preparation for Medical Treatment – relieving anxiety.
  • Reinforcement  the all clear – continue recovery
  • Dealing with Re-occurrence
  • Acceptance – Assisting you to meet your objectives

What the client can expect at the appointment

Sessions last approximately one hour. The first session is a consultation followed by a relaxing hypnotherapy/meditation session.  Thereon, if you’re happy to proceed, we’ll be working together on your particular requirements.  I will support you, guide you and we will work as a team in an environment of complete confidentiality, openness and trust.

What happens in a session

During our work together you’ll be learning techniques to help you relax, cope and develop a positive mind-set.   I’ll be drawing upon an eclectic mix of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Meditation and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

How many sessions should the client need before they see a result

The number of our sessions will vary because we’ll work around you and your individual circumstances and needs.


What can the therapy help

Coping with stress, a negative mind-set, anxiety and emotions associated with a diagnosis.

Examples of common requirements:

  • Coping with diagnosis or treatment with a positive mind-set or positive mental attitude (PMA)
  • Managing pain/nausea/needle fobia etc
  • Shock and disbelief
  • Denial
  • Blame
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Negative thoughts
  • Well-being
  • Fear
  • Depression and Isolation
  • Facing disappointment

Who would benefit from this type of therapy

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or a life shortening disease and their carer/partner who would like some positive assistance psychologically and emotionally.