Emotional and psychological support

We are privileged to have an experienced team who offer emotional and psychological support here at Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Our team

Our team are here to offer patients and their loved ones the time and space to talk when they need it most. We deliver these services both at Winsley and at home with our on-call provision available to the wider Dorothy House community.

Counselling and psychotherapy

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

Our team of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists is there to provide the emotional and 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.

Support with grief

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.

Dorothy House Podcast

You can also join us for our brand new podcast where we chat through those difficult conversations around death and dying, bust myths around hospice care, and shine a light on the services we provide. We’ve shared two podcasts below featuring our Psychological Support Lead Anne Montague.

For more information on the emotional and psychological support we can provide, please call our team on 0345 0130 555. 

Psychological support for both adults and children

Psychological Support Lead Anne Montague shines the spotlight on how our Family Support Team are there to ensure that no one faces death alone. In this episode, Anne’s joined by Senior Social Worker Rachel Burns to talk about the importance of psychological support for both adults and children.

Listen here.

Bereavement Services

In this edition, Anne is chatting with Bereavement Service Co-ordinator Linda Owens about the different types of bereavement support we offer at Dorothy House, the process of grief, and how we all experience it differently.

Listen here.