If you’re going through bowel cancer – or if you’ve survived it – we can fund three free counselling sessions. Talking to someone can be hugely helpful at any time during your cancer journey – whenever you feel you need it most.
We also offer three free counselling sessions for direct family members including children and the primary caregiver. We understand the emotional toll this takes on whānau and we want to offer as much support as possible during this challenging time.
Counselling can help you find ways to cope with shock, fear, anxiety or depression, personal, family and relationship issues, work and practical difficulties – and anything else you need to talk about.
How it works:
- Bowel Cancer NZ will fund three counselling sessions over 12 months for anyone going through bowel cancer treatment, or who has finished treatment within the last three years. This includes direct family members including children and the primary caregiver.
- We’ve partnered with Lifespan Counselling, who offer experienced counsellors that are available to you nationwide.
- Your counsellor can meet you face-to-face in Auckland*, or over the phone and via Skype nationwide. A family member or support person is welcome to accompany you.
- You can refer yourself or be referred by a medical professional or whānau member.
- You’ll need to have all three sessions within 12 months of the first session.
* A face-to-face counsellor can be found by request outside of Auckland in consultation with our nurse.