Roehampton University offers free therapy for cancer patients

The London-based learning institute aims to help individuals to live a more meaningful and satisfying life with new psychology trial

Cancer patients in the UK are being encouraged to join a new type of group therapy which aims to help those affected by the disease to live a more fulfilling life.

The Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST) at Roehampton University is recruiting participants for a new trial psychological therapy tailored for those living with cancer.

The therapy, called Living with Cancer, aims to help individuals to live a more meaningful and satisfying life despite the practical, physical, emotional and social limitations of their disease.

It is a form of group therapy, which means participants will be meeting together with between six and ten others in similar situations, as well as two highly-qualified therapists. There will be 10 weekly sessions over a period of 10 weeks.

Roehampton University, based in south-west Lonon, is offering this therapy for free as part of a research project. They are looking for anyone over the age of 18 who has received a diagnosis of cancer in the past, whether they are in remission, undergoing curative treatment or receiving palliative care.

For more information, or if you would like to apply, please contact Zoe Shaughnessy Zoe.Shaughnessy@roehampton.ac.uk.

4 Replies to “Roehampton University offers free therapy for cancer patients”

  1. Hi Zoe,
    I would be very interested in participating please. I had an emergency bowel operation in Feb 2014 followed by 6 months chemotherapy. I was then in remission & the cancer returned in my liver in May 15 so I had 3 months chemo, liver surgery to remove 3 tumours & 3 months chemo. I was then in remission until 28/6/17 when I started another 3 months of chemo – will have surgery to remove 2 tumours on liver & more chemo.
    I am interested in the therapy & would like more information please.
    Thankyou,

  2. I have follicular lymphoma and have finished my chemo this past march. Having trouble getting family to understand I’m not yet myself!!

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