Counselling and emotional support

Our patient and family support team are here for you – now and in the future.

We shape your care around what you need. Many people simply want someone to talk to who understands them, others may want more in depth pyschological support. Whatever your needs our expert team of counsellors and social workers will support and guide you in a way that suits you. They will help you to process what’s happening and offer you the emotional tools and support you need. Many people find it helpful to talk through their worries with our counsellors. Your counsellor will help work out the best way to support you in a safe and confidential setting.

Spiritual support

We welcome people of all faiths and beliefs at Martlets. If you need ‘an ear to listen’, spiritual advice, religious guidance or wish to explore what is meaningful to you our chaplain can meet with you. If you’d like to see your own faith leader while you’re staying at the hospice, we’re happy to arrange this too.
You’re welcome to visit our community Sanctuary room at the hospice, at any time. It’s a peaceful space where you can sit, think, meditate, pray and ‘be’. You’ll find a collection of holy books and inspiring readings, a space to write prayers and to light a candle. There’s a children’s reading corner with toys and teddy bears.

Support for families and children

Our counsellors can help everyone in the family – and they are experts at providing emotional support for children. This support could providing specialist one-to-one sessions at the hospice, working with the whole family or having supportive conversations over the phone – whatever is best for you and your children.

How you can use our services

Our counselling and support sessions are open to friends, family and carers. You can arrange to speak to a counsellor or social worker by making an appointment – speak to a Martlets nurse or Clinical Nurse Specialist either at the hospice or in the community.


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