Real support for real change
Would you like to find a way to live well despite illness? Living with illness, whether chronic or acute, can be emotionally and psychologically demanding. And yet this can be overlooked in the busy-ness of attending to physical treatments.
But you can get effective counselling support, specifically with issues such as:
- trauma of diagnosis/treatment
- adjusting to a new way of life
- optimising healing potential
- healing relationships
- coping with care
- managing pain perception
- preparing for death
During this challenging time of illness, you may find it invaluable to receive support in attending to the wellness of your heart and mind.
I first met Sarah at the Fountain Centre when – sadly – my stepson was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Our lives had been turned upside down and I had no idea how to cope when I felt that I was standing on the outside looking in. Sarah’s gentle encouragement has taught me to recognise that – no matter how difficult life may be for others – my own needs were important too if I was going to maintain my sanity and well being. Sarah has taught me coping techniques that have carried me through to making decisions that are right for me; visualization, tapping and breathing techniques are just a few that I have incorporated into my everyday life. When I can breathe properly I can think straight! Sarah is always encouraging and supportive and occasionally very funny too. Laugher really is the best medicine and when she suggested that “we try something ridiculous” I was open minded enough to do so. The issues that I have dealt with (and am still dealing with) are huge and I know that I am a work in progress. With Sarah’s support and suggestions I can pick myself up on even the worst of days and know that there is something better ahead.
LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER
Not many people are asked what they have learnt from their illness: what hidden depths they have had to discover, how – despite all the suffering – they have found themselves transformed for the better. I would love to hear your story so that I can share it with others here on the website. If you would like to inspire others by passing on your wisdom, please use the Contact page – thank you.