Information for Carers/Professionals

WHO CAN ACCESS COUNSELLING?

Counselling is accessible for Carers Aged 18 to 80+.
Accessing the service is through completion of one of our referral forms. A copy of  this form can be downloaded on the right of this page.

WHERE IS THE SERVICE DELIVERED?

Counselling usually takes place in either:
• Our city centre rooms
• At local suitable premises
• At GP practices
Home visits for adults can be arranged if assessed as suitable.

HOW COUNSELLING SUPPORT CARERS

The counselling service enables carers to explore how their caring role impacts upon their broader physical and emotional wellbeing. This is achieved through a safe environment, skilled counsellors, and innovative techniques to enable individuals to get a better picture of how they are affected and to work through potential changes they can make to support their caring roles.

Information for Volunteer Counsellors
The Carers Federation Counselling Service offers Counselling to Carers, former Carers and those in the wider community suffering from anxiety, and non delusional depression.

Working within Tiers one and two of mental health provision – (providing a service to those presenting with mild – moderate mental illness) the aim of the counselling is to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and for clients 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”