shutterstock_156397973A counsellor may help you by providing emotional support and allowing you to express your feelings and fears during this difficult and traumatic time. They will not tell you what to do but may help you to see things differently and enable you to make decisions when you are feeling fearful and distressed.

Counselling is provided by an experienced accredited psychotherapist.

Tuam Cancer Care provides up to six one-to-one counselling sessions per client free of charge. One-to-one counselling is part funded through the Irish Cancer Society.

Adult Counselling

We provide face to face counselling in our Centre. In addition, you now have the option of availing of our online and phone counselling to get the help and support you need from the comfort of your own home. The sessions take place by Phone, Whatsapp or Zoom, depending on your preference.

Couples Counselling

A cancer diagnosis can be a shock for every couple — no matter how strong a base they have. It can be a shock to the system for both of them. There’s often feelings of anger, resentment, fear and grief and all those can be emotionally worked out through Couples Counselling. Tuam Cancer Care have a qualified couple’s counsellor who is available to support clients on this journey.

Children’s Counselling

Play therapy is a form of counselling for children which allows them to communicate through play. When cancer enters a child’s life it may bring challenges and confusion. Often children do not have the words to express all that they are feeling. Tuam Cancer Care have a qualified Play Therapist who can work with a child in a safe space so that they can get an understanding of their feelings through the process of therapy.


Please contact the Centre on 093 28522 or email for more information about the counselling service.