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CYANA (Cancer You Are Not Alone)

CYANA provides cancer support for the residents of Newham and surrounding boroughs. Qualified and experienced Counsellors offer one-to-one, couple and facilitated group support sessions and telephone counselling or advice. A cancer support self help/social group meets every Wednesday, there is an Asian cancer support group drop-in every Monday and an Asian link worker with language and cultural skills. They offer an information library of books and tapes including information for children. Complementary therapies are available at a small cost by fully trained and insured therapists who are members of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. They are an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework.

They can accompany vulnerable or distressed patients to hospital consultations to provide moral support or to help patients to understand what is going on and what is to happen next. A support group is also run fortnightly (Muslim ladies group every other Tuesday).


CYANA provide free one-to-one counselling, in person or over the phone, for any cancer patient, carer or family member of a patient. They must live either in the London Borough, Newham or be registered with a Newham GP. Advice and advocacy issues relating to cancer patients are free to Newham residents. Opening hours are 9am to 4pm. Due to covid-19, only telephone counselling is available, face to face counselling, complementary therapies and support groups are currently suspended.


Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Counselling, Massage, Mindfulness, Reflexology, Reiki.

Last Updated:31/08/2020
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    CYANA (Cancer You Are Not Alone)
    Unit 8, St Luke's Community Centre, 89 Tarling Road, London, E16 1HN, UK

    +44 208 553 5366
    Therapies provided by this provider:

    Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) literally means universal life force energy and is a system of healing that is believed to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself on all levels, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a type of mental training that uses the mind to combat anxiety and bring about a sense of wellbeing.

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    Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

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    Massage is the practice of manipulating, applying pressure, and rubbing or stroking soft tissue and skin to promote physical and mental relaxation, well-being, and circulation.

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    Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained and experienced at working with cancer patients, can help you and others close to you deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and help to make sense of the many emotions that you are experiencing.

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    Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

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    Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the stimulation of special points on the body, known as acupuncture points, for therapeutic or preventive purposes.

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