Why you should consider attending a cancer counselling workshop.
Supporting people with life-changing and life-shortening illnesses is rarely part of a counselling or therapy training curriculum. Yet according to Cancer Research UK the incidence of cancer is increasing, with the likelihood of any one of us being diagnosed in our lifetime standing at 1 in 2.
1. What does that mean for you?
The likelihood of any of us developing cancer has increased and the likelihood of meeting a client that has been affected by cancer (including family, friends) is also high.
The emotional impact of cancer on people affected by the illness (incl relatives and friends) is both wide-ranging and specific.
Offering meaningful therapeutic / counselling support requires awareness of practical and emotional needs, which come with cancer and many other life-changing illnesses.
As cancer is traumatic, practitioner self-care is particularly important.
2. What you will learn from this workshop.
My cancer counselling workshop is designed to provide you with information and a safe space to explore working with cancer.
We will look specifically at
- Important cancer vocabulary and basic statistics
- Common stages, development, treatment approaches
- The emotional impact of cancer through different phases (from diagnosis, treatment, remission, return, advanced, terminal)
- The emotional impact on those close to people diagnosed with cancer (family, friends)
- Therapeutic / counselling support (what to expect, suitability of interventions, practical considerations)
- Self care for practitioners
The delivery of the course will be 50% information sharing and 50% experiential.
3. Practical points
Date: A Saturday in Spring 2018, 1000 until 1630 – Drop me a line if you are interested and I will contact you with information about dates, as soon as these are agreed.
If you are interested in attending but cannot make that date, then do drop me a line and I will notify you of the next dates.
Fee: £85 (£10 per booking will go to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.) Fee payable in advance, full refund provided with at least 5 working days cancellation notice in writing.
Location: Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
(opposite Richmond Station offering District Line, London Overground, rail and bus connections; depending on train 10-20 minutes from London Waterloo, 10 minutes from Clapham Junction, 30 minutes from London Victoria; plenty of car parking, shopping, cafes, restaurants in the area)
Refreshments but no lunch provided
4. About Karin
I am an integrative BACP registered and accredited psychotherapist with a private practice In Richmond. I specialise in supporting people with cancer, and have been treated for breast cancer. I also write a lot about cancer and many other topics.
5. To contact me or sign up
Drop me a line at KarinSieger (at) KarinSieger.com
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