MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Oakville, London, and the surrounding areas, Anchoridge Counselling focuses on helping you gain stability and fulfilment in your day-to-day while living with medical conditions.

Health issues affect almost everyone at some point in their lives. But there can come to a point where it can be quite unnerving to be that that you have a new medical condition, chronic illness or terminal illness. Nothing can prepare you for the words of your doctor when they tell you,

"Your tests have come back and indicate you have cancer"

"There is no cure for your disease"

On top of experiencing a wide range of emotions and questioning how this is happening, you have to go home and share this with your family and friends. It now becomes how your life revolves around managing it and living with it. But are you really living when all you are doing is managing it and living with it?

Hearing a new and frightening diagnosis, or coping with an on-going health concern can prompt a variety of emotional responses, including sadness, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and a sense of grief or loss and/or anger. It can also make you feel isolated or alone. All of these feelings are normal. Yet, if unaddressed, these feelings can negatively impact our daily lives and relationships. An individuals capacity and resiliency in overcoming health challenges are connected to the state of their mental health.

How do I cope with my diagnosis?

Living with a medical condition or diagnosis can take a toll on many parts of your life. At Anchoridge Counselling, we understand how your whole world can be taken over with a medical focus. But it does not have to be this way. Our dedicated team of therapists will evaluate each person individually to determine what type of treatment is best. Treatment is customized to fit the specific needs of each person. We use psychotherapy methods such as:

 

Narrative Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Supportive Talk Therapy

 

...to help you change the way you perceive your limitations, introduce new stability and fulfilment to your day-to-day, and help you gain a better quality of life. We can also help you bring an alternative story to the forefront of your experience.

AVAILABLE COUNSELLORS 


Here are links to a few of our clinicians who specialize in counselling around Medical Conditions.

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MARINA MACHADO

RSW, MSW

OAKVILLE & MILTON

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GILLIAN FLYNN

RPQ

WATERLOO

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PAUL RIVEST

MSW, RSW

LONDON