Cancer Support Scotland is here to provide free emotional and practical support to anyone affected by cancer, including family members and carers.

We offer a warm, friendly environment where anyone affected by cancer can come for one of our extensive range of complementary therapies, our confidential counselling service, podiatry, stress management workshops or simply to speak with one of our volunteers over a coffee. Our services are a way of improving the physical and mental well-being of people who have suffered the emotional, physical and mental strains of cancer.

Our complementary therapy service is aimed at reducing the pain and discomfort caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy and alleviating the stress and anxiety of loved ones. Our fully-qualified therapists will tailor a therapy plan to suit each patient’s individual needs based on their medical history. Service users can benefit from up to 6 complementary therapy sessions, although this can be extended should the therapist assess you would benefit from further support.

Our free counselling service allows those diagnosed with cancer, those supporting a loved one through a cancer diagnosis or those who have lost someone to cancer to talk through their emotions with a qualified counsellor in complete confidentiality. We have a team of highly experienced counsellors who can help people manage and navigate through issues such as uncertainty, mortality, stress, anxiety and depression. In addition to our 12 counselling locations, video counselling is available should you be unable to attend one of our centres. Our couple's counselling service helps people struggling with the change in relationship dynamic before, during or after a cancer a diagnosis. 

We also offer a podiatry service, a nailcare service and stress management workshops. All of our therapists and counsellors are experienced in working with people affected by cancer and have been assessed by Disclosure Scotland. 

We work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide our vital counselling and complementary therapy services in various locations throughout Scotland, including Dennistoun, Royston, Glasgow City, Partick, Govan, Johnstone, Drumchapel, Parkhead, Castlemilk, Bathgate, Rothesay and Campbeltown, and are expanding into Edinburgh and West Lothian from September 2016 through to Spring 2018. For more information regarding our partnership with Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries visit their website http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/macmillan-at-glasgow-libraries/

Complementary Therapies include:

Our fully qualified therapists will tailor a therapy plan to suit each patient’s individual needs based on their medical history. Our complementary therapies can help to alleviate aches and pains as well as relieving stress.

Service users can benefit from up to 6 complementary therapy sessions.

We also offer one-to-one counselling services and support groups in which people can openly discuss any issues they are going through and get advice from our fully qualified counsellors.

If you would like more information about our services, you can browse the website to learn more or get in touch by calling 0141 337 8199 or freephone 0800 652 4531.

Alternatively, you can email us at info@cancersupportscotland.org.

We also provide complementary therapies within various libraries throughout the West of Scotland and will be expanding into the East of Scotland through 2016-2019.

Elder Park Library (Govan)

Counselling

Craigmillar Library, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS

Counselling - Monday 11am - 2pm

Carmondean Connected, Carmondean Centre, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 8PT

Complementary Therapy - Tuesday 12noon - 3pm

Bathgate Partnership Centre - Lindsay House, 21- 55 South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TL

Counselling  - Monday 10am - 1pm

Dennistoun Library

Counselling & Complementary Therapy

Royston Library

Counselling & Complementary Therapy

Drumchapel Library

Counselling & Complementary Therapy

Partick Library

Counselling & Complementary Therapy

Castlemilk Library

Counselling & Complementary Therapy

Rothesay Library

Counselling (Complementary Therapy service currently suspended due to low numbers)

Campbeltown Library

Complementary Therapy

Parkhead Library

Counselling

Johnstone Library

Complementary Therapy