Counselling & Support

Drop In Listening Service – Our Doors Are Open To You

It is always difficult to go through a new door particularly when it is associated with cancer.  You can make an appointment during our opening hours, Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. You are more than welcome to make a phone call first if you feel that would be easier for you.  Please come and visit us, have a cup of tea and a chat, find out more about the services that are available to you and your family.

By appointment only.

Family and Loved Ones

Cancer affects everyone in different ways.  All our services are available to family members and loved ones to support them through this difficult time.

Men’s Groups

This support group is for men diagnosed with cancer who are currently receiving treatment.  The group, facilitated by a qualified counsellor, give support to each other and share resources and information in a safe and secure setting.

Stress Management

Teaches coping techniques that can be put into daily practice to minimize stress.

By appointment only.


Our trained counsellors provide one on one counselling that can help you sort out many different problems that you may face when you have cancer.  You may feel fear, have strong reactions to changes to your body, or be anxious about treatment.  Some people feel very angry or find it difficult to cope with a feeling of loss of control.  Cancer can also affect your family relationships.  It may affect how to talk to your children or your intimacy with your partner.  It may also lead to role changes within the family, if you are no longer able to fulfil the role you used to, even temporarily.

Cois Nore offers a safe space for you to talk through your concerns in strictest confidence.

By appointment only.

Support Groups

Groups offer the chance for people to talk about their experiences with others living with cancer, which can help reduce stress.  We offer group sessions of:

  • Lymphoedema Self Management and active treatment
  • Living with Cancer
  • Supports for Children
  • Women’s Groups
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Yoga
  • Relaxation & Mindfulness
  • Fatigue Management
  • Arts & Crafts Therapy
  • Strides for Life – Walking Group
Bereavement Groups

Many people need help to come to terms with the passing of a loved one or family member through cancer.  At Cois Nore we have many counsellors trained in bereavement counselling and through our talks, Cois Nore provide participants with the opportunity to explore and discuss the different stages of grief and how to find support in this personal journey.

CLIMB® Programme for Children

CLIMB® stands for Children’s Lives Includes Moments of Bravery.

CLIMB® is a six week programme designed especially for children aged 5-12 years who have a parent, significant adult or a brother or sister who has been diagnosed with cancer.  It provides an opportunity for children to come together and to explore the myths and fears around cancer through drama, art and play.