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My clients assumed I had a new job – I couldn't say I had cancer

As a therapist, personal boundaries are essential but when my own counsellor died of the disease I wished I’d been more open Some years ago I found a lump in my right breast. In the week between tests and diagnosis I prepared a contingency plan, not for me but for my clients. My intuition told me this was cancer and, if so, I would need to stop working with immediate effect.
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