Do you feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of being a carer?
Do you find yourself resenting either the task of caring and/or the person that you care for?
Do you always feel tired? Do you often feel like you need a break?
Do you often feel like you would like to be doing something different and then feel guilty about this? Have you stopped looking after yourself as you used to?
Do you feel anxious or depressed either some of the time or most of the time?
Do you feel isolated from others?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, you may benefit from our counselling services.
Mental Health Help for Friends & Family
One of our Psychologists will begin by asking you questions about how you spend your time, your current responsibilities as a carer, the difficulties that you are currently experiencing and what makes these better and worse. This will enable them to get a comprehensive picture of how you are coping and what can be done to improve this.
Depending on what you need your Therapist may then help you to rebalance your time so that you are able to care for yourself as well as your loved one, ultimately making the care you are able to provide for the other person more fulfilling for both of you.
If appropriate your Therapist will then help you to tackle any feelings of anxiety, depression and/or anger through the use of CBT or other evidence based approaches.
Your Therapist will then support you for a period of time to maintain a sustainable balance between caring for others and looking after yourself.
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