Essex Centre – Chelmsford

Cancer patients and their carers are welcome to drop in to relax at Rochelle House without an appointment, but counselling, therapies and “Look Good… Feel Better” workshops should be booked in advance.

How we can help

For patients:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage to help with lymphoedema
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Look Good… Feel Better workshops
  • Essex Breast Cancer Support Group – 7.30-8.30pm, every third Wednesday of the month

For patients and carers:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Billericay Support Group – 12-2pm every first Tuesday of the month at Stock Brook Country Club near Billericay (CM12 0SP). Contact Nazira Visram on 01277 626323 for details
  • “The centre is a lovely friendly place with a very calming atmosphere.”

  • “Very welcoming and caring staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them.”

  • “The warm, calm and relaxed welcome together with first class treatment has become my weekly escape. The genuine feeling of care is extraordinary.”

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Thursday evening: 6.00 – 9.00pm (Aromatherapy, reflexology and counselling)

Making an appointment

If you would like to talk to someone about making an appointment, please call the centre manager Lorna Ellis on 01245 463 633. You can also telephone for further appointments, or you can book in person when you are at the centre. We will do our best to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you. The centre is open five days a week and we also have evening appointments.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes so please try to arrive on time, otherwise your session will be shorter. If you are unable to keep an appointment, or if you are unwell in the days preceding your appointment, or if other circumstances prevent you from attending we would ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. This will enable us to offer the opportunity to another client who would benefit from it.

We understand there may be times when you don’t feel well enough to attend the centre and appreciate this may not become apparent until the day of your appointment. Of course we understand too if you suddenly receive a medical appointment that overlaps with your treatment here.

Please do not attend if you have an infection of any sort. This includes coughs, colds, sore throat and gastric upsets. We have to be mindful that many of our clients have impaired immunity due to chemotherapy and we want to ensure, as far as is possible, that they are not put at risk by coming into contact with infection. Please wait until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours before attending the centre.

In order to maintain the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the centre we ask that you turn off your mobile phone, or set it to ‘silent’ while you are here.

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  • Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre
  • Lawn Lane
  • Springfield
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex, CM1 7TJ  Cancer Support Centre Leaflet