Tranquil Times

On site support and professional bereavement counsellors

Cancer diagnosis can be very hard to cope with and sometimes just too much for us to deal with personally. Not only does it affect the patient but it also affects the entire family and also the circle of friends close to the patient. Sometimes we need that emotional support. This may be someone to listen to you who truly understands or a professional counsellor. Here at the Birmingham Drop In Cancer Support Centre we offer professional counsellors and bereavement counsellors to support those in need. In a tranquil space at the rear of the building you can talk to someone and get the professional support that you need.


My daughter Hayley was in Birmingham Children’s Hospital having treatment for Neuroblastoma. It was there that I met Peter, Hilary and Edward Dent. Edward and Hayley were on the same ward and it was a privilege to spend time together. Unfortunately our children died. I was asked by Christine Bodkin, our Chief Executive, if I would like to be part of Sunrise, a new Bereavement centre that Peter and Hilary were setting up. Initially I was a volunteer and befriender. I later trained and became a qualified Counsellor. I now have the role of Senior Counsellor within the adult team. I counsel and support anyone affected by the death of a child, and have supported families whose child has a life limited condition. I support individuals, couples, facilitate group work and take part in the wellbeing of parents through Retreat weekends.

It feels very special to me that Hayley is the reason that I became involved in the Trust and the memory of her has not diminished. She is the inspiration along with many other children to reach out with love, care, support and hope for the future to all who travel through difficult illness and bereavement.

Emotional Support


Georgie Moseley is the mother of Harry Moseley, the inspirational Sheldon boy who lost his battle to cancer in 2011. Having lived and breathed Cancer for 5 years from Harry’s diagnosis and then dealing with the loss of Harry, Georgie is someone that truly understands every emotion and feeling that people affected by Cancer go through.

Sometimes just to sit and talk to someone away from close family that truly understands is therapy in itself. Georgie is here to listen and support through your journey as much as she can.

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