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Patient counselling

Your health and wellbeing, feelings and sadness, matter.

Find space to share your thoughts and feelings,

without judgement

For people facing death or an uncertain future, often they find comfort in talking to someone who understands what they are going through. Some things can be hard to share with family and loved ones, possibly through fear of upsetting them or being uncertain of their own reactions.

Our team are on hand to help you explore and express your emotions, and find peace and solace in your situation.

To access our services, please use the referral button below.  

How we can help you

Counselling and pyschological support

Our counsellors and psychotherapists can help you with a variety of psychological issues, anxieties or concerns. You may gain a sense of space and security where you can begin to explore innermost feelings and how they relate to the world around you; helping to make sense of your personal life journey and how to live with change.

We are aware that it may be the first time you feel safe enough to explore these issues, anxieties or concerns.

Social support

Our social workers can offer a wide variety of support to both patients and carers, families and loved ones.

This can include sourcing practical help at home, accessing other local services which may provide help and support for your needs, e.g. employers, local authorities, schools, charitable organisations and accessing financial support. 

We can help co-ordinate the transition between your home and the hospice. 

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is for people of all faiths or none. 

Living with an illness can sometimes create uncertainty and concerns. There may be questions, fears, hopes or regrets which you might want to explore safely with a kind, supportive presence. Each member of our team will listen without judgement to anything on your mind.

You may long for ways to celebrate life and we can help you create important moments such as a renewal of vows or exploring ways to connect with your beliefs and what is important to you. We can also help you design your own family or personal ceremony to mark occasions or special moments. We can organise acts of worship or rites, pray with you or for you, and can arrange for people from your own faith community to visit if appropriate.

The Hospice Chapel is a peaceful and quiet space which is open for all to use, for personal prayer, meditation or simply to have time for quiet contemplation.


OrangeLine is a confidential helpline for local people of all ages who may be bereaved, isolated or feeling lonely.

If you need someone to talk to, give OrangeLine a call on 01708 758649 or click here to find out more.

Tea and Talk

Tea & Talk is a support group for anyone affected by cancer. We meet monthly on site at the Toby Carvery Brentwood and also on zoom at the same time.

Tea and Talk is a very friendly, practical and informative survivorship group for anyone affected by cancer - whether you are living with cancer or supporting someone living with cancer. We have professionals on site and will often have a speaker as requested by group members.

Venue: Toby Carvery, Shenfield Common, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8DZ or on Zoom (please call for Zoom codes)
Time: 10am-12pm
When: The first Monday of each month (unless this is a bank holiday as we will meet the following week instead)

For more information please call OrangeLine on 01708 758649.

How we support people like Ria.

Ria was 23 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. Our counsellor, Sue, supported Ria throughout her journey until she died aged 25. 

Ria's sister, Kaz, says, "Ria had counselling for around a year on and off with Sue Spong and she developed a really close connection with Sue. It enabled Ria to process what was happening to her as this was not something she was able to discuss with anyone else."

Read Ria's story


Make a referral

Please visit our referrals page for more information about how you can get referred for our services.