NCUK Counselling and Psychotherapy (NCUK CaPs).
NCUK offers a free, confidential service for patients and supporters, family members or friends. Our counsellors have a specialised understanding of the complex issues that can arise in being diagnosed, and living with, Neuroendocrine Cancer over time.
Sessions are carried out at a regular time to suit you via telephone, or an internet-based video service such as WhatsApp or FaceTime. Even a few sessions can help process difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences, such as:
- The impact of diagnosis (or disease recurrence)
- Managing ‘scan-xiety’
- Relationships – in the family, at work, or with your medical team
- Worries about the future
- Pre and post-surgery or treatment
- The emotional impact of difficult symptoms, fatigue or pain
- Grief and loss about ‘life as it was’
- Changes in self-esteem or identity
Although NCUK CaPs is free to all patients and family members, if you would like to make a donation, please click here.
“My diagnosis was completely unexpected, and I was feeling really overwhelmed. I kept getting very tearful, and snappy with my husband and kids. It really helped to talk with someone outside my family and friends about how angry and frightened I was. Although I’m still adapting, it’s helped me get to a different place emotionally.
I was really struggling to come to terms with how the surgery, treatment and symptoms were impacting on my life. I’d been determined the diagnosis wouldn’t make any difference to me, but I was exhausted and very low. I didn’t really think ‘just talking’ would work, but counselling showed me that in accepting the things that have changed, life can still be good.”
MIND the Gap Campaign
MIND The Gap is focused on helping Neuroendocrine Cancer patients carry not only the physical, but the psychological burden of disease.
To Speak to a Counsellor
You can email a request for an initial consultation or preliminary chat to explore more about counselling here.
We aim to respond to all enquiries within 72 hours.
Never spoken to a counsellor before? Are you unsure of what’s involved? Our FAQs can answer any questions you may have.
Other Help Available
If you do not feel the need, or ready, to talk to a counsellor but would nevertheless welcome some support, these resources may be useful.