Counselling

Newly diagnosed

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer everything can seem like a blur. You may feel anxious and uncertain about what will happen next.

If you knock on ARC's door you will be greeted by a member of our staff or one of our trained volunteers who will chat with you over a cuppa about our services. You can then decide if they are for you. 

ARC is here to help and support you and your loved ones through the emotional, physical and practical effects of cancer.

Take the first steps with ARC Cancer Support Centres
Take the first steps with ARC Cancer Support Centres

In treatment

Take the first steps with ARC Cancer Support Centres

There are many different types of treatments which are unique to each individual. ARC offers a range of services that can help when you are having treatment. For example, one-to-one counselling, reflexology and acupuncture which can help with pain control, nausea and anxiety.

ARC also delivers a number of talks by professionals which can be beneficial during treatments. Topics include fatigue, nutrition or talking to children about cancer.

Take the first steps with ARC Cancer Support Centres

Post/long-term treatment

Take the first steps with ARC Cancer Support Centres

Many clients come to ARC after treatment. This can be a time when people feel anxious. This can be associated with many different factors, such as uncertainty after being discharged from hospital, fewer scans, going back to work or having to change preconceived future plans.

ARC offers survivorship programmes and one to one therapies that can help with challenges that may come about post-treatment.

All of our services are free of charge

What we offer

ARC offers a range of complementary therapies free of charge in group classes and workshops

Counselling

Counselling for people and their family members to help deal with the fear of a cancer diagnosis.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to address the side effects of treatment and helps reduce anxiety.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual lymph drainage is a specialised treatment for cancer-related lymphoedema.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a very gentle therapy that promotes relaxation.

Chair Yoga

This four-week chair yoga course can help reduce the impact of chronic illnesses and can help with stress management and coping with pain.

Stress Management

Teaches coping technique that can be put into daily practice to minimise stress.

Time to Adjust

Following treatment of breast cancer.

Cancer Thrive & Survive

Helpful to those who have finished treatment or who may be on to long term maintenance treatment.

Mindfulness

To help manage stress and improve well-being.