Managing Thoughts & Emotions

The emotional aspect of cancer is often overlooked. It is a very normal reaction to be worried, anxious, and distressed. We are here to listen and support you.

Contact us and we can arrange an appointment, to come in and talk to one of our trained listeners, oncology nurses or counsellors.

Our Support groups and our workshops are all aimed at supporting you and helping you manage the difficult psychological and emotional impact of cancer

Read more about how we can help you with the practical aspects of cancer by clicking on the tabs below:

Drop-In & TelephoneC
One To One CounsellingC
Bereavement CounsellingC
Support For Children & ParentsC
Art TherapyC
Open Relaxation & MeditationC
Introduction To MindfulnessC

Drop In

Calling to Cork ARC Cancer Support House is just like calling into any home, the drop-in area is designed to make you feel safe and at ease. Our aim is to provide you with the best advice, practical and emotional support that will help make a difference to you and your family at this time.

 

Telephone Support

We understand that life can be very busy, and travelling to Cork ARC Cancer Support House may not be an option for you, so we are always at the other end of the phone. Our trained and compassionate team will be on hand to take your call and answer any queries or worries you may have. They can also guide you through the supports available to you and book an appointment for you.

 

Counselling Support

If you or somebody close to you have received a cancer diagnosis it’s normal to experience worry, stress, anger, fear and anxiety.

One-to-one counselling gives you the space and support to deal with your cancer in a safe, confidential and private environment.

It helps you to understand and manage your feelings and thoughts while supporting the development of coping skills to help you work through your cancer journey.

Our counselling team at Cork ARC Cancer Support House is made up of professionally qualified and accredited volunteers who provide high-quality, confidential and therapeutic support to help you feel supported and safe. Our counsellors are also trained to understand the specific issues that can arise with a cancer diagnosis, and they also know when to refer you to other services in Cork ARC.

All counselling is provided free of charge.

 

The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience for anyone to go through. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House, we are here to listen and support you in your loss. Our team of experienced counsellors will support you through the difficult emotions and experiences after the loss of a loved one.

 

Bereavement Counselling

The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience for anyone to go through. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House, we are here to listen and support you in your loss. Our team of experienced counsellors will support you through the difficult emotions and experiences after the loss of a loved one.

 

Information Sessions & Groups

If one to one Counselling is not for you, we also host information sessions and groups that will give you information to understand more about your grieving process. Sharing the session and your emotions and experience with others who are bereaved can be of great help and comfort to you during this time.

 

 

Are you worried about what to say to your children about cancer?

Our counsellors are here to talk you through your concerns about how to tell your children you have cancer. We also offer the CLIMB® Programme for children aged six to eleven years old who are experiencing the impact of a parents’ or significant others’ cancer diagnosis.

The aim of the CLIMB® Programme is to build a child’s strengths and to embrace their abilities to cope with their feelings when cancer happens at home. The title CLIMB® simply stands for: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery.

CLIMB® is based on mental health promotion. Through fun, art, and play children learn about cancer and express their feelings about it. It’s a six week program.

Cancer is a difficult matter to discuss with anyone, let alone children. If you’re worried about what to say to your children about cancer, we can help you.

 

When going through the cancer journey, it can be hard to identify and understand your feelings. Art Therapy through artistic materials can help you understand your emotions and express them.

Art therapy may be helpful for people who feel uncomfortable with traditional therapy, as the gentle approach gives you the space to explore and express thoughts or feelings during and after cancer. Guided by an art therapist, each session is individual-led to help you develop your own personal understanding.

 

Art Therapy

We offer both one to one and group sessions of art therapy. Our group classes usually consist of between 6 and 8 people with the classes being 2 hours long taking place over eight weeks.

 

Relaxation & Meditation

We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be a stressful time in life, filled with uncertainty and anxiety. No matter what stage you are at on your cancer journey, we are committed to supporting you in any way we can. Relaxation and Meditation can help offer you some relief from the stress and anxiety that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

 

Seeking Tranquility

Meditation and Relaxation has shown to help with coping with stress, anxiety and even depression. Through various forms of guided meditation and relaxation techniques, we can help you learn to relax even in such a stressful period of your life

 

 

Mindfulness teaches you to direct your attention on the ‘here and now’, developing an attitude of kindness towards yourself and your experience.

Develop skills of awareness using your breath in the present moment to bring ease and peace, helping you to manage emotions, stress and anxiety.

Our mindfulness programme can help you find many positive effects, including increased calm, enhanced sleep quality, more energy, less physical pain and increased well-being.

 

 

Drop-In & TelephoneC
One To One CounsellingC
Bereavement CounsellingC
Support For Children & ParentsC
Art TherapyC
Open Relaxation & MeditationC
Introduction To MindfulnessC

Drop In and Phone Support

We understand that it can be difficult to ask for help. Our drop-in centre and phone support are available free of charge to cancer patients and their families. The friendly and professional nurse and volunteer team at Cork ARC Cancer Support House are here to listen and support you in any way we can.

 

Drop In Sessions

We will meet you when you drop-in and support you to explore the challenges cancer has brought to you. We will listen to you in confidence and work with you to find out how best we can support you.
We are here to support you every step of the way. Once you knock on the door you will be met by one of our team. Calling to Cork ARC Cancer Support House is just like calling into any home, the drop-in area is designed to make you feel safe and at ease. Our aim is to provide you with the best advice, practical and emotional support that will help make a difference to you and your family at this time.

 

Telephone Support

We understand that life can be very busy, and travelling to Cork ARC Cancer Support House may not be an option for you, so we are always at the other end of the phone. Our trained and compassionate team will be on hand to take your call and answer any queries or worries you may have. They can also guide you through the supports available to you and book an appointment for you.

 

Counselling Support

If you or somebody close to you have received a cancer diagnosis it’s normal to experience worry, stress, anger, fear and anxiety.

One-to-one counselling gives you the space and support to deal with your cancer in a safe, confidential and private environment.

It helps you to understand and manage your feelings and thoughts while supporting the development of coping skills to help you work through your cancer journey.

Our counselling team at Cork ARC Cancer Support House is made up of professionally qualified and accredited volunteers who provide high-quality, confidential and therapeutic support to help you feel supported and safe. Our counsellors are also trained to understand the specific issues that can arise with a cancer diagnosis, and they also know when to refer you to other services in Cork ARC.

All counselling is provided free of charge.

 

The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience for anyone to go through. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House, we are here to listen and support you in your loss. Our team of experienced counsellors will support you through the difficult emotions and experiences after the loss of a loved one.

 

Bereavement Counselling

The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience for anyone to go through. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House, we are here to listen and support you in your loss. Our team of experienced counsellors will support you through the difficult emotions and experiences after the loss of a loved one.

 

Information Sessions & Groups

If one to one Counselling is not for you, we also host information sessions and groups that will give you information to understand more about your grieving process. Sharing the session and your emotions and experience with others who are bereaved can be of great help and comfort to you during this time.

 

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Breavement Support Session

 

Are you worried about what to say to your children about cancer?

Our counsellors are here to talk you through your concerns about how to tell your children you have cancer. We also offer the CLIMB® Programme for children aged six to eleven years old who are experiencing the impact of a parents’ or significant others’ cancer diagnosis.

The aim of the CLIMB® Programme is to build a child’s strengths and to embrace their abilities to cope with their feelings when cancer happens at home. The title CLIMB® simply stands for: Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery.

CLIMB® is based on mental health promotion. Through fun, art, and play children learn about cancer and express their feelings about it. It’s a six week program.

Cancer is a difficult matter to discuss with anyone, let alone children. If you’re worried about what to say to your children about cancer, we can help you.

 

When going through the cancer journey, it can be hard to identify and understand your feelings. Art Therapy through artistic materials can help you understand your emotions and express them.

Art therapy may be helpful for people who feel uncomfortable with traditional therapy, as the gentle approach gives you the space to explore and express thoughts or feelings during and after cancer. Guided by an art therapist, each session is individual-led to help you develop your own personal understanding.

 

Art Therapy

We offer both one to one and group sessions of art therapy. Our group classes usually consist of between 6 and 8 people with the classes being 2 hours long taking place over eight weeks.

 

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Relaxation & Meditation

We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be a stressful time in life, filled with uncertainty and anxiety. No matter what stage you are at on your cancer journey, we are committed to supporting you in any way we can. Relaxation and Meditation can help offer you some relief from the stress and anxiety that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

 

Seeking Tranquility

Meditation and Relaxation has shown to help with coping with stress, anxiety and even depression. Through various forms of guided meditation and relaxation techniques, we can help you learn to relax even in such a stressful period of your life

 

Find Out More

 

Mindfulness teaches you to direct your attention on the ‘here and now’, developing an attitude of kindness towards yourself and your experience.

Develop skills of awareness using your breath in the present moment to bring ease and peace, helping you to manage emotions, stress and anxiety.

Our mindfulness programme can help you find many positive effects, including increased calm, enhanced sleep quality, more energy, less physical pain and increased well-being.

 

Find Out More

 

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