Coaching Cancer Patients

An Individual Coaching session for a newly diagnosed cancer patient, or a family member that is feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start with all so new and scary journey. 

We understand that being diagnosed with cancer can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. You may be feeling a wide range of emotions, from fear and anxiety to confusion and uncertainty about the future.

During this time, it is important to have a support system in place to help you navigate the challenges that lie ahead.

One valuable resource that you may consider is a coaching session with an experienced clinical oncology social worker. These professionals specialize in providing support and guidance to cancer patients, and their families, throughout the cancer journey. By working with a professional, you can develop an action plan to guide your cancer journey and eliminate some of the distress associated with being newly diagnosed.

  • One of the main benefits of working with a clinical oncology social worker is that they can help you develop coping strategies to manage the emotional, physical, and practical challenges of cancer.
  • They can also provide you with resources and referrals to other support services, such as counselling, support groups and other resources.
  • Furthermore, oncology social workers can assist you in making informed decisions about your treatment options and help you communicate with your healthcare team effectively.
  • They can also assist with practical matters, such as navigating the healthcare system, accessing transportation, and lodging as well as managing employment and insurance concerns.

In short, a coaching session with a clinical oncology social worker can provide you with the tools and support you need to cope with the challenges of cancer and move forward with your life with a solution focused approach to therapy.

Book your virtual training session

Please note: Training currently only available Wednesdays between 13:00 to 19:00 
Costs R600 per session (Time I hour -1.30 hours)
Sessional fees for virtual supervisions and consultation session are R800 per 1.30 Hour.
Please complete form (opens in separate window) to register and pay here.
If you need to cancel your session for any reason the fee will be kept for the next date you are able to book (For a max of 3)

Remember that you are not alone in this journey. Empower yourself with knowledge and learn strategies to help manage this challenging journey. Learning to live fully despite the cancer takes hard work and dedication. You need all the support you can access. If you are interested in learning more about how an oncology social worker can help you, we recommend the following reading list:

  1. “Cancer and the Family: A Guide to Helping Families Cope with Cancer” by David W. Kissane and Barry D. Bultz
  2. “The Cancer Survivor’s Companion: Practical Ways to Cope with Your Feelings After Cancer” by Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins
  3. “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  4. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi
  5. “Living with Cancer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis” by Vicki A. Jackson and David P. Ryan.