Counselling for Carers

The role of caring for someone, especially a family member, can be both physically and emotionally challenging. It is therefore often the case that carers need support themselves, often in the form of counselling in order to continue to provide care to their loved one without that care having a detrimental impact on their own physical and mental health.

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Who Can Carers Counselling Help?

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

Sophie, Richmond

What Does Counselling Involve?

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Your Therapist will then support you for a period of time to maintain a sustainable balance between caring for others and looking after yourself.

Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0203 504 9300 or fill out a contact form.

Therapists

All of our Therapists offer Carers counselling.

Facts about Caring

  • 5 million people in the UK are carers and this number continues to rise.
  • There will be 9 million carers in the UK by 2037.
  • 3 in 5 people will be carers at some point in their lives.
  • 4 million people provide over 50 hours of unpaid care per week.
  • The care provided unpaid, by the nations’ carers is worth an estimated £119bn per year – considerably more than total spending on the NHS.
  • Carers providing round the clock care are more than twice as likely to be in bad health than non-carers.
  • 75% of carers said it was hard to maintain relationships and social networks because people do not understand the impact that caring has.

More Reading On This Subject

Should you wish to find out more then please check out our carer related blog articles here.

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