Counselling

What we do

Carers Federation counselling support was established in 1996 as part of a developing service to carers. We provide emotional support to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and non delusional depression, and for carers to realise their individual potential thus improving the quality of social and interpersonal relationships.  For carers, a major outcome has been defined as prevention of carer role breakdown.

How we do it

Our counsellors recognise the struggles, joys and responsibilities that the carer can encounter within their caring situation.  The feedback from clients is that the counselling has helped to reaffirm their sense of worth and self identity, thus empowering the client in their given situation.

How we deliver it

The service offers:

  • Counselling for Carers Aged 7 to 80+
  • Support in venues that suit you. These include:
  •  Our city centre rooms
  •  At local suitable premises
  •  At GP practices
  • At schools
  • Home visits for adults can be arranged if assessed as suitable.

If you are a young carer, we will usually require parental consent at the onset of counselling.

For more detailed information please see the download links to the right of this page.

If you or a carer you know have any specific information or communication needs and require information about our services in an alternative format please let us know.  Contact us on 0115 962 9310

“It allowed protected time to explore my feelings as a carer without the worry of upsetting those I care for”

“The counsellor was full of empathy and understanding. Easy to talk to, even the difficult bits. I always left every session feeling able to carry on”