The Mulberry Centre offers 6 sessions of individual counselling to patients, their carers, and those bereaved through cancer. Anyone with a life expectancy of less than one year will be offered counselling for that period. There are regular support groups for patients, carers and the bereaved.
All our Counsellors have qualifications that meet the standards laid down by either the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Our Counsellors are all volunteers and give their time free of charge.
The Mulberry Centre support groups provide a safe and confidential space where you can have regular contact with others who can offer support through shared experiences. The groups are facilitated by counsellors and have up to 12 members. The aim is to provide somewhere you can talk about issues that you may find difficult to express elsewhere.
The Mulberry Centre groups require regular attendance and commitment. They are run on a termly basis (3 months approximately). We ask that, in the interests of group cohesion and safety, you attend:
a) at least one of the first two sessions of each term
b) you attend at least half of the term’s sessions
c) you do not miss more than three consecutive sessions.
You can join at the beginning of each term, Group membership lasts for up to two years, however, you can choose to leave the group at any time within the two year period by informing the facilitators and the centre of your intention to leave. You can also rejoin the group within the two year period.
The Patient Group: – There is one patient group that meets on a weekly basis..
The Bereavement Group: – There is one bereavement group which runs twice a month.
The Carers’ Group: – There is one carers’ group that meets twice a month.
For more information and a chance to meet with one of the facilitators please contact The Mulberry Centre on 020 8321 6300