Therapy for Cancer
When a child or teenager is diagnosed with cancer, everything changes not just for that person but for the whole family. Vicky has been working with children and young people receiving cancer treatment; during maintenance; in remission; in transition and post treatment to support and help them cope with the complex emotional and physical changes this illness brings. Therapeutic Support can help the person understand their feelings of sadness, pain, anger and expectations and find new ways to manage that is specific to themselves. Psycho-therapeutic techniques using play, music and creative activities as well as cognitive and talking which support the person's engagement and exploration of what they are going through at different stages of the illness. Sessions can take place at home, school or in hospital. Sometimes siblings can be impacted by a cancer diagnosis and treatment and need support for themselves.
Support is also offered to parents to discuss how their child or sibling may be feeling, their anxieties and behaviour during this time and to provide care for the parents who are supporting the whole family.
Cancer brings a host of specific issues that can impact the psychological and sociological well being of a child or teen who is going through major developments neurologically and physically as well as coping with this dreadful illness. Support considers the impact of all these aspects as well as engaging with the personality of the child or teen to meet their specific needs
Workshops & Discussion
The idea of sharing knowledge with different groups about Neuroscience research and the brain is what I am passionate about. Whether you are a parent, educator, carer, healthcare worker, etc. please get in touch
I have various presentations for various neuro related topics