Talking Therapy Support for Prostate Cancer Patients

Talking therapy

Talking therapy helps many patients who are struggling with their thoughts and feelings, as well as suffering the anxiety and depression this causes. Professional therapists such as counsellors or psychologists typically provide regular confidential and consistent support via weekly appointments. Patients can continue to attend therapy sessions for weeks, months or even years.

Talking therapy is designed to help patients fully comprehend their needs and to provide them with the most appropriate form of therapy; this could involve counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or psychotherapy. Following an initial in-depth assessment of a patient’s needs, a personalised, specific doctor-patient consultation will be held to determine a course of action. This is very effective in rationalising your thoughts and helps you to think about your worries differently, essentially retraining your thought process. It can be extremely helpful.

Talking therapy and CBT support
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Professional Counselling

Counselling helps patients to discuss their feelings with a professional counsellor, so as to identify the causes and potential solutions for their issues; this neutral, non-biased support improves a patient’s outlook on aspects ranging from everyday practicalities, identifying personal priorities and coping with numerous decisions and the life-changing impact upon loved ones.

Professional CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps patients to improve their daily self-management and overall outlook, by identifying and re-tuning negative patterns in both the patient’s behaviour and mindset; amongst other comparable health issues, this technique of talking therapy is now an effective, proven treatment for those suffering from anxiety, depression or panic attacks.

Patient Support

Prostate cancer, BPH and prostatitis patients who are anxious, depressed or becoming distressed by their feelings and state of mind can access professional support from their clinical specialists. Psychologists, counsellors, doctors, psychiatrists and local prostate groups may be all be included in the support process, not forgetting friends and family. You are not alone.

Optional Patient Support Services

There are also mental health support services readily available online or from local charity groups; they help those struggling with anxiety, depression or similar issues, either in-person or via Skype or Zoom. Online services often prove as effective as in-person therapy and are often bought privately, or provided by the NHS if in the UK.

UK only (NHS): Find NHS psychological therapy services (IAPT)
USA only: Find psychological therapy services (United States)

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