Cancer brings about many changes in a person’s life, therefore Kingston Hospital provides a counselling service as a means of support for you and your family/carers.
The Hospital has 2 qualified counsellors working on 3 days a week experienced in the field of cancer counselling who is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm.
Kingston Hospital patients and their family/carers are entitled to see the counsellor free of charge for a limited number of sessions.
Who is it for?
The service is for patients/families/carers who are
How does counselling work?
Where does the Counselling take place?
The service is available for both in- patients and out- patients and their adult family members. Out-patient sessions are held on the 1st floor of the Sir William Rous Unit, in a designated Counselling room. In- patients are seen in the ward environment.
What if I'm not sure?
If you have any reservations, or are uncertain about counselling, you can have a preliminary session to allow you to decide whether it is appropriate for you.
Contacting the Counsellor
Telephone: Alice Cowley or Sally Parr on 0208 934 2114 and leave a message, or ask your nurse/doctor to make contact on your behalf.
The Cancer Support and Palliative Care Teams also have specialist nurses who are available to provide support, advice and information, as well as help with practical issues. They can be contacted on ext 2732.