At InspireHealth, we recognize the effect of a cancer diagnosis on the whole person. Our counseling team emphasizes the importance of providing emotional and psychosocial support through one-on-one counseling and group programming. InspireHealth counsellors aim to meet you where you are at. With compassion and curiosity we help you explore your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and well-being. Counselling supports stress management and reduction, as research shows chronic stress suppresses immune function. We offer evidence-based practices that can be supportive to people impacted by cancer. These practices might include: talk-therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), visualization, and emotional regulation.
As a patient of InspireHealth you will be offered 6 counselling sessions.
90 minute Initial consultation
In your first counselling session we will consider what matters to you and help you define your quality of life by exploring your interests, values, challenges, strengths and relationships. Together, we will look at how cancer impacts and changes the way you experience your world. In counselling we look at what’s working in your life and what’s not, to help increase self-awareness and build resilience. This initial session helps identify tools and resources that may be helpful to you in your cancer experience, and provides a framework for follow-up sessions.
60 minute Follow-up consultation
Subsequent to the initial consultation InspireHealth patients are offered follow-up counselling sessions. These follow-up sessions provide an opportunity to further explore emotions and experiences that are impacting your well-being. Together we will explore tools and coping mechanisms to align with your overall goals of stress-reduction, quality of life and well-being.