Counselling

Our therapies

ARC offers a range of therapies provided free of charge. Therapy sessions can be on a one-to-one basis or in groups. Therapies vary in each centre with some evening appointments available. If you want to learn more about our therapies, please see our services calendar or get in touch with us directly.

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies
ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

One-to-one therapies

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

We offer a number of one-to-one 50-minute appointment sessions such as counselling or complementary therapies. These one-to-one sessions are offered to people with a cancer diagnosis and to family members or loved ones. The complementary therapies include reflexology, acupuncture, manual lymph drainage or metamorphosis.

All therapies are delivered by fully qualified therapists with experience in delivering cancer care.

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

Drop-in classes

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

Drop-in classes are classes that run on a weekly basis and vary in time from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. All you need to do is call and reserve a place on these classes 3 days in advance as numbers are limited.

The classes include various types of yoga, relaxation and mindfulness. Family and loved ones are welcome to join these classes. Yoga mats supplied.

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

Survivorship programmes

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

ARC delivers various survivorship programmes that may be helpful to people at different stages.

Some may be beneficial if you are recently diagnosed or you are on long-term treatments others may be specific to the type of cancer diagnosed. They are delivered once a week on average over a period of 6 weeks.

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

Support groups

ARC Cancer Support Centre Therapies

ARC runs a number of support groups and group therapies that allow people whose lives have been touched by cancer to come together.

We offer a combination of physical therapies, such as yoga and pilates, as well as outlets for tension through creative and stress management sessions.

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.

Pilates

Teaches how to use safe and supportive body movement.

Cancer Thrive & Survive

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

Yoga

To help relax, breathe and cope with stress, anxiety and enhance wellbeing.