Cancer doesn’t discriminate and life doesn’t stop when going through treatment. Every day tasks don’t stop and then you must also consider getting to and from the hospital and managing side effects. It can be overwhelming. You may start to feel like everything is falling apart and start to harbour anger towards others.
What happens when treatment finishes and you still feel this way?
In this webinar, we explore the complexities of significant life changes and managing every day when it feels like nobody understands. We will outline strategies for getting through and provide insight into support that is available.
Maxine has over 25 years’ experience as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer, author and consultant with wide experience of working across a variety of organisations from hospitals and large non-governmental organisations to small volunteer based organisations and private corporations. Maxine has successfully operated a part- time private counselling and supervision practice, conducting face to face, telephone or Skype sessions for individuals and groups. She has extensive experience in preparing and delivering communication skills and counselling skills training courses. She teaches counselling and social work students at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. As a consultant she has worked with organisations during the establishment of a program or service, and with Boards and steering committees about the development of services. She also carries out quality audits as an independent external assessor across the health and not-for–profit sectors. Maxine has written a number of cancer and self-help information brochures and co-wrote ‘Cancer At Your Fingertips’ (McGraw-Hill, 2004) and Breast Cancer Answers At Your Fingertips (Class 2008). She pioneered telephone counselling in the UK and wrote ‘Counselling by Telephone’ (Sage) 1997 and ‘Telephone Counselling: A Handbook for Practitioners’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Maxine is a Board member of the Cancer Counselling Professionals Association and a board member of the Australasian Association for Supervision. She is also a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia’s (PACFA) Ethics Committee and it’s Professional Standards Committee.
Kate Lyons and Alan King
Kate & Alan have been married 21 years and live in Sydney with 3 children aged between 8 and 13. Their busy family, friends and career led lives changed in December 2018 when Alan was suffering severe back and nerve pain. After his cancer diagnosis over the holiday season, he began treatment that lasted most of 2019 and included heavy chemotherapy, major surgery and radiotherapy. They could only handle this disruption to family life through the support of family, friends and their own grit, determination and resilience.