Cancer affects more than one in three of us. Until recently, the emphasis has been on battling cancer physically. Today, there is increasing recognition of the emotional aspect of having cancer, and survivorship and its issues are hot topics. This book tackles a sensitive subject in an upfront and practical way that acknowledges the uncomfortable and painful emotions associated with cancer.
Dr Carina Eriksen is a counselling psychologist. Ceilidh Stapelkamp researches cancer survival at KingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s College School of Medicine, London.
Professor Robert Bor is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist registered with the UK Health Professions Council. He is also a Family and Couple's Therapist, registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He works therapeutically with adults, young people and children who have a range of problems, as well as with individuals, couples and families, drawing on cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic ideas.
In the NHS he is a consultant psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He also has a busy private psychology practice and is co-director of Dynamic Change Consultants which offers psychological therapy to people as well as executive coaching to leaders in the private sector. Rob is a child psychologist and consults to three leading schools - St Paul's School, the Royal Ballet School and IFS, all in London. He is also the consultant psychologist at the London Oncology Clinic and the London Clinic, both in Harley Street, and provides psychological services to Blossoms Healthcare in the City of London. Rob has a special interest in aviation psychology and in treating people who have a fear of flying.
Rob has published more than 25 books and 150 academic papers on counselling and therapy. He consults to private clients and organizations throughout the UK and internationally.
This is a superb book that sets out to help patients and families cope with cancer and the increasingly complex treatment options available to them. It focuses on their emotional, spiritual and psychological needs as well as their physical needs. The three authors, who are all very experienced in this field, draw these threads together into a resource that is extremely helpful whether the reader is a patient, a carer or a health professional.
- Dr Paul Ellis, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Guys Hospital, London Consultant Oncologist, the London Oncology Clinic
The psychological and emotional impact of cancer are what really define the individual nature of the illness. This book addresses these in great depth and with a fresh and positive outlook that I believe will provide many patients with real help. I highly recommend this book for patients, carers and health professionals.
- Dr David Landau, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust, London