Joint counselling initiative in Swansea

28 February 2012

 

On 1 March we are launching a joint initiative with Swansea Metropolitan University, opening a Community Counselling Centre which will provide counselling for anyone affected by cancer in the Swansea area.

There is a lack of counselling provision in this area, with waiting lists often a year long. Our service will enable clients to access counselling, closer to home and when they need it most, when they and their families may be struggling to cope. In addition, it will support students who are completing professional training at the university, whilst offering a significant free service to the community.

Helen French, Counselling Services Manager at Tenovus, said, "Tenovus is delighted to be working in partnership with SMU to provide Counselling for local people and their families affected by cancer. The service can be accessed by contacting Tenovus support line on 0808 808 1010."

Professor Ann Edworthy, Head of Psychology and Counselling/Assistant Dean of the Faculty, said, "SMU welcomes the innovative opportunity that the Community Counselling Centre offers to our Post Graduate Counselling Students to undertake their Counselling Placement at the University and provide a much needed free Counselling Service to the local community."     

If you would like more information about the initiative, please call our Freephone Cancer Support Line - 0808 808 1010.