Cancer and its treatment can have a big impact on your relationship with your partner and family and on your sexual relationship too.

Emotional impact

Prostate cancer has an emotional impact on every man living with it – and on partners, family members and friends too. Everyone finds their own ways to deal with things, but there’s support that can help.

Getting support

Before, during and after treatment, a lot of men find it useful to get some support for the emotional side of things. And so do partners and family members.

Your first reaction might be “I’ll find my own way to cope, thanks.” And you’re right, everyone finds their own way to deal with things. But sometimes outside help can be useful.

Prostate Cancer UK is working with Relate Nottinghamshire to offer free confidential relationship, family and young people counselling and sex therapy if you or a family member are living with or recovering from Prostate cancer.

A lot of men find speaking to a counsellor useful. Our professionally trained counsellors will support you in a non-judgemental way whether you are older, younger, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, black, white…. Our counsellors and trainers will always give you the respect you deserve.

We can offer face-to-face counselling in venues across the county. If this is not convenient, you can talk to one of our trained counsellors over the telephone or via Skype without the need for you to leave your living room. Just contact us for an appointment.

Our counsellors are understanding and professional and have had extra training in Prostate cancer awareness to ensure we can offer you the best possible support.

How to contact us

If you or a family member are living with or are recovering from Prostate cancer and would like to meet a Relate Nottinghamshire counsellor, you can ask your cancer nurse, doctor or your GP to refer you. Or you can contact us direct. All sessions are free to people living in Nottinghamshire.

If you want to book an appointment call us on 01159 584278 or email us.