Counselling

Mind Over Cancer provides free counselling to anyone who fits our service criteria.

Counselling is a process in which allows people to explore personal thoughts, feelings and problems to help identify solutions. 

Talking therapies give a person a safe place to talk, think and explore emotions and feelings and plays a key part in supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Finding the right model of counselling that will help you and a therapist that you enjoy working with is the key to therapy being a success.  We don’t all think the same and we don’t all get on with each other, and so taking time to understand what you want from therapy is crucial.

Mind Over Cancer provides free counselling to anyone who fits our service criteria.

Counselling is a process in which allows people to explore personal thoughts, feelings and problems to help identify solutions. 

Talking therapies give a person a safe place to talk, think and explore emotions and feelings and plays a key part in supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Finding the right model of counselling that will help you and a therapist that you enjoy working with is the key to therapy being a success.  We don’t all think the same and we don’t all get on with each other, and so taking time to understand what you want from therapy is crucial.

A Quick Guide to Counselling Models

A Quick Guide to Counselling Models

Humanistic

An opportunity to explore thoughts, feelings and emotions allowing for personal growth and self-development and acknowledging the choices you have. 

Some of the skills a counsellor will use are listening, reflecting, holding the silence, empathy, exploring, non-verbal communication, summarising and paraphrasing.

Humanistic

An opportunity to explore thoughts, feelings and emotions allowing for personal growth and self-development and acknowledging the choices you have. 

Some of the skills a counsellor will use are listening, reflecting, holding the silence, empathy, exploring, non-verbal communication, summarising and paraphrasing.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Often described as the quick fix therapy, CBT looks at the problem and provides effective solutions for emotional distress. Focusing on your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviour it will teach you coping skills for dealing with different problems.

The counsellor will show skills of listening, reflecting, non-verbal communication, clarifying, summarising, questioning and paraphrasing. The counsellor is likely to set ‘homework’ for the client to do between sessions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Often described as the quick fix therapy, CBT looks at the problem and provides effective solutions for emotional distress. Focusing on your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviour it will teach you coping skills for dealing with different problems.

The counsellor will show skills of listening, reflecting, non-verbal communication, clarifying, summarising, questioning and paraphrasing. The counsellor is likely to set ‘homework’ for the client to do between sessions.

Psychodynamic Therapy

A talking therapy which allows the clients to understand the reasons for their thoughts and feelings.

Understanding and exploring how past experiences, dreams and the sub-conscious play a part in your current thoughts and feelings today.

Psychodynamic Therapy

A talking therapy which allows the clients to understand the reasons for their thoughts and feelings.

Understanding and exploring how past experiences, dreams and the sub-conscious play a part in your current thoughts and feelings today.

The counsellor will show skills of listening, holding the silence, reflecting, empathy, immediacy, exploring, questioning, clarifying, summarising and paraphrasing.

Remember, if you don’t get on with your counsellor it’s ok to ask to see someone else.  We’re not born into this world to get on with everyone and it’s natural that we won’t. For therapy to work, it’s essential you develop a strong and positive relationship with your counsellor. A therapist won’t be upset if you want to change, they’ll only want the best outcome for you.

We work with the counselling service JHD Counselling, who are based in Cambridge, with over 30 counsellors with training and experience in a variety of areas.  JHD provide an immediate service and pride themselves in matching the client to the right therapist to achieve the best outcome.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, like all counselling services in the UK, JHD Counselling had to find new way to reach their clients. Having seen the positive impacts providing therapy online can have, Mind Over Cancer & JHD are continuing with this virtual approach to counselling. This allows us to provide talking therapies to clients in spaces of their own choosing and wherever they feel most comfortable. This also helps us to expand our reach further as soon as possible, without impacting the service that is provided to each individual. Crucially, this keeps the charities costs down allowing us to fund more direct 1-2-1 support to the people who need it most.

You can apply for either individual or family therapy. Up to 10 sessions offered per person (travel costs not included). Reaching patients and families across East Anglia.  This service offers a variety of approaches for therapy including on-line and telephone options.

The counsellor will show skills of listening, holding the silence, reflecting, empathy, immediacy, exploring, questioning, clarifying, summarising and paraphrasing.

Remember, if you don’t get on with your counsellor it’s ok to ask to see someone else.  We’re not born into this world to get on with everyone and it’s natural that we won’t. For therapy to work, it’s essential you develop a strong and positive relationship with your counsellor. A therapist won’t be upset if you want to change, they’ll only want the best outcome for you.

We work with the counselling service JHD Counselling, who are based in Cambridge, with over 30 counsellors with training and experience in a variety of areas.  JHD provide an immediate service and pride themselves in matching the client to the right therapist to achieve the best outcome.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, like all counselling services in the UK, JHD Counselling had to find new way to reach their clients. Having seen the positive impacts providing therapy online can have, Mind Over Cancer & JHD are continuing with this virtual approach to counselling. This allows us to provide talking therapies to clients in spaces of their own choosing and wherever they feel most comfortable. This also helps us to expand our reach further as soon as possible, without impacting the service that is provided to each individual. Crucially, this keeps the charities costs down allowing us to fund more direct 1-2-1 support to the people who need it most.

You can apply for either individual or family therapy. Up to 10 sessions offered per person (travel costs not included). Reaching patients and families across East Anglia.  This service offers a variety of approaches for therapy including on-line and telephone options.

Get Help

If you think that our services would be beneficial to you or a loved one, please complete our referral form

FAQ

You may have lots of questions about the support we can provide, check out our FAQ to answer your queries:

Get Help

If you think that our services would be beneficial to you or a loved one, please complete our referral form

FAQ

You may have lots of questions about the support we can provide, check out our FAQ to answer your queries:

Get Help

If you think that our services would be beneficial to you or a loved one, please complete our referral form

FAQ

You may have lots of questions about the support we can provide, check out our FAQ to answer your queries:

Support Programme

A drop-in mental health and wellbeing support programme.

Support Programme

A drop-in mental health and wellbeing support programme.

Support Programme

A drop-in mental health and wellbeing support programme.