Counselling Carers came into being in recognition of the hidden burdens carried by many thousands of carers in our society. We specialise in counselling for people who look after the most vulnerable members of our society, including those caring for disabled or elderly relatives, children with Special Educational Needs, adults with learning disabilities, and Looked After Children. We also support professionals working in the caring professions.
Everyone’s caring journey is different, and at Counselling Carers we support people of all ages and from all walks of life, giving confidential space to talk to a qualified professional about their caring experiences and the struggles they are facing.
Caring for another person can be extremely rewarding, and most carers are motivated by love and compassion. However, without adequate support carers can burn out and struggle to cope with their caring responsibilities. At any one time 1 in 4 people in the UK are suffering with a mental health problem. This is especially true for carers, who are often balancing their own needs with those of the person or people they care for. Carers often feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or anxious, but caring responsibilities can cause them to put their own mental health needs to one side. At Counselling Carers we understand the difficulties many carers have in putting their own needs first, and we are experienced in supporting carers’ emotional wellbeing so that they can approach their caring responsibilities with renewed resilience.
Counselling Carers seeks to help those most vulnerable in our society by caring for their carers. We provide a high-quality, professional and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service to anyone with a caring role. Whether you are young or old, have recently become carer, or have been carer for many years, Counselling Carers is here to help.
Founder, Executive Director