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One-to-one support for patients

One-to-one support

We have one-to-one support available for our patients if they would like to talk to someone about what is happening in their life. During the coronavirus pandemic, we are still caring. All one-to-one support is now happening via telephone or Zoom calls.


Living with a life-limiting illness is emotionally challenging. Talking through feelings and anxieties with someone outside your circle of family and friends can offer you the freedom to really share all that is coming up for you. Feeling supported and understood by one of the Supportive Care counsellors can help you come to terms with what is happening and find a way to express what is important to you. This support is available to you and those who are close to you, including children and young people.  You can access one-to-one support with a counsellor, whom you can arrange to meet on a regular basis, if you so wish.  This can offer you the time and space to talk confidentially about how you are feeling and what is happening to you.

How to be referred
If you are already a hospice patient, and would like to know more about emotional support, please speak to one of the people involved in your care about what is available, or call the Supportive Care team on 01271 347225. Otherwise, to access this or any of North Devon Hospice's care and support, please ask your GP to make a referral to North Devon Hospice.   

Service location
We can offer you one-to-one support in private rooms, designed specifically for counselling, at Deer Park in Barnstaple and also at The Long House, our outreach centre in Holsworthy. 

Transport
For those who would find it difficult to travel to our main site at Deer Park in Barnstaple or The Long House in Holsworthy, our team of volunteer drivers are usually available to provide transport. All our services, including transport, are provided completely free of charge.