Many of us will face a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening condition at some time in our lives or will lose someone close to us as a result. Whether it’s you, your partner, a family member or a friend who is affected, it can trigger painful and distressing feelings.
Counselling provides a safe, supportive environment where you can talk about difficult feelings. Sometimes it can be helpful to be able to talk openly without worrying that you might be judged, or feeling concerned that you might upset other people. Research shows that counselling can help people affected by cancer and other life threatening conditions to cope with some of the challenges that it brings.
WHY provides one-to-one counselling on a weekly basis for adults in Bath, Bradford-on Avon, Frome, Midsomer Norton, Street, Trowbridge, Weston-super-mare, Warminster and Yeovil; children’s counselling in Bath, Frome, Street and Yeovil and in-school services in Frome at Selwood Academy, Oakfield Academy and Frome Community College, in Westbury at Matravers School and for various primary schools in Trowbridge via The Hub at John of Gaunt's School.
WHY also offers group therapy, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, aimed at those living with and beyond cancer.
In addition to the face-to-face counselling offered by WHY, an online counselling service is available to those aged 16 and over who are affected by cancer or other life threatening conditions.
Beginning in December 2019, WHY will offer joint counselling for couples or other pairs of linked adults, in Bath, Frome, Yeovil, Bradford-on-Avon, Trwobridge and Street. Please ask about joint counselling through the 'WHYtogether' programme when you call to refer yourself for counselling.
WHY is also currently commissioned by Yeovil District Hospital to provide counselling and supervision to patients. This service operates via referral from hospital staff.
To find out more about our counselling service, the venues we use or to book an appointment please contact us. You are welcome to call us on 01373 455255 (office hours or leave a message and we will call you back) or you can use our contact form if you prefer.
If you have come across our website but don't live near to our venues in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire our links page might be a useful source of information to help you find the support you need.