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Are you living with the worry and uncertainty that a cancer diagnosis brings? Or maybe you are struggling to cope with an incurable cancer, fearful of the future. You may be trying to rebuild your life after cancer but feel lost or isolated. If this is you or someone close then I can help. Entering the cancer world can feel like being dropped on another planet without a map. You don’t want to be there and you can't speak the language. As a cancer nurse and counsellor, I have supported many people and their loved ones, through the pain of diagnosis, treatment, life after cancer and sadly sometimes their grief, and I can help you.

Whether that’s helping you create moments of calm on stressful days, using strategies that help you live in the moment and worry less about the future, or find a new normal after cancer. Sadly, we can’t change your cancer but it is possible to live a calmer and less stressful life despite your cancer experience.

I offer a free, 30-minute call if you'd like to find out more about how I can help. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling, and how we might work together. It can help you to decide if counselling feels like the right thing for you now, before committing to a full session. You can get in touch by email, text or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a cancer nurse and a counsellor, I have supported many people and their loved ones, through the pain of diagnosis, treatment, life after cancer and sadly sometimes their grief too.

As a fully qualified psychotherapist, I specialise in working with people affected by cancer. This may be people affected directly, their families, friends, or carers.

  • Membership: British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies BABCP
  • Membership: Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland COSCA
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and group work
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Degree: Napier university / BSc in Cancer and Palliative Care
  • Degree: Stirling University / Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • RGN: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Member organisations

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies

Fees

Additional information

I offer a free, 30-minute call if you'd like to find out more about how I can help. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling. You will be able to talk freely about what you are struggling with, and I can explain how we might work together. There is no obligation to book from this chat, so it’s ok to speak to me even if you are not sure. It can help you to decide if counselling feels like the right thing for you now, before committing to full session. You can get in touch by email, text or phone. Details are on the contact page above. 

All sessions are 50 minutes long and charged at £40 per session. If you wish to book in for a block of 6 sessions this will be discounted to £200. Sessions are via link on zoom or on the phone if you prefer

Johnstone
Renfrewshire
PA5

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Geraldine Hamilton

Geraldine Hamilton