Emotional and psychological support

Living with a life limiting illness is emotionally challenging for patients and their loved ones. We know that individuals and families have their own resources and resilience but sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone outside the family.

Our team of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists is there to provide the psychological support people may need to grieve the losses they are facing, to address difficult personal issues, to talk about their fears around death and dying and try to find the way to live knowing that they or their loved one is going to die.

The crisis of a palliative diagnosis can unearth buried issues, exacerbate existing family tensions and lead people to question everything about themselves, their lives and their relationships. Families have to weather this storm together, yet at the same time every individual faces their own emotional journey and can find themselves grappling with bewildering feelings of guilt, anger, fear and loneliness.

We provide a safe, confidential space where individuals, couples and family members are supported to find their own way through what is happening to them and their loved ones.

Your Nurse Specialist or other Dorothy House contact can refer you for support.