There are many millions of carers within the UK who look after someone who is sick, disabled, infirm or suffering from a mental problem. They may be required to provide 24/7 care or just a few hours each week but either way, being a carer in this way can impact greatly upon your life.
As well as the afflicted person requiring support, very often the carer might find themselves struggling to cope with their own mental and physical health declining. Carer support in the form of therapy or counselling is vital if you are to continue taking care of the frail person to a good standard and without your own wellbeing suffering. Loved ones and family members need to live a good life but this can be incredibly draining upon the carer, whether the event is thrust upon them suddenly or follows after a long illness.
As our family age or even suffer due to accident or illness, carers that have to fill the gap when it comes to looking after them can be susceptible to stress, depression and anxiety. For this reason, a counsellor can be a great help when it comes to carer support. They will enable you to talk openly and frankly, opening up about your thoughts and feelings in a way that is confidential and will not upset or impact upon the person that you are caring for.
If you would like us to put you in touch with a counsellor that can help you to deal with carer support problems, fill in the form below. We will identify a practitioner that is suitable for you and who will be able to assist.