What is counselling for families going through cancer?

At Willingness, we aim to provide a supportive space for families who are facing cancer from the point of receiving a cancer diagnosis up to after treatment. The family can benefit from support through individual counselling, couple work, and therapeutic interventions that are adapted to the children’s needs. 

Some of the themes that are brought forward to us in counselling for families facing cancer include:

  • anxieties and fears that are related to the process of diagnosis, the prospect of surgery, chemotherapy and oncological treatment, 
  • difficulties with body image and sexuality, 
  • dealing with disruptions to the family routine and plans, 
  • ways to discuss important related themes with children. 

Professionals who provide this service:

Matthew Bartolo

Matthew Bartolo

Founding Partner, Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor