Who are carers?
A carer is defined as a person who provides a 'substantial amount of care on a regular basis'. Carers frequently provide a full range of support including assistance with personal care, household tasks, finances,emotional support and leisure pursuits for the person they are care for. Carers and the people they care for are all unique, carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age
How can counselling help?
Counselling can help you make sense of your new or ongoing role as a carer. It offers a safe and confidential place in which to talk about life issues and problems that you are finding confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It helps you deal with specific areas such as bereavement, loss and changes in family relationships. It can assist you to acknowledge any general feelings of guilt, resentment and anxiety which you may experience, together with the many other issues affecting the emotional and mental well being of carers.