Cancer Services
  
 

clinical Psychology

 

People affected by cancer may experience a wide range of emotions and concerns in relation to the abrupt changes that are happening in their lives.

ClinicalIt is common and understandable for patients, as well as their carers or families, to find the experience difficult at different stages of their illness.

Within the Cancer Therapy Centre, Clinical Psychologists are available to assist you, and your family or carer, to cope with the difficulties that you experience with your illness and treatments.

The Clinical Psychologist can assist you to:

  • Identify strategies to deal with issues and emotions that may be difficult to tackle,
  • Explore new perspectives about yourself and the situation you are facing, or
  • Develop new coping skills to overcome some of the hurdles in adjusting to living with cancer.

Some of the common concerns that people discuss with us include:

  • Adjusting to a cancer diagnosis
  • Changes in the body and abilities
  • Coping with treatment and side effects
  • Relationship or intimacy issues
  • Feeling down, worried, anxious about the future
  • Dealing with end-of-life concerns
  • Worries and concerns for those who are close to your heart

The service is free and is available to patients who are registered with the Cancer Therapy Centre.

At any point in your cancer journey, if you or a family member would like to see one of the Clinical Psychologists, please:

  • Let any member of your treatment team know and they can make a referral for you.
  • Call Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre on (02) 8738 5180.

Phone: Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre on 02 8738 5180 - ask to speak to a Clinical Psychologist

 

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