Counselling for Carers

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.

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 answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the questions above you could benefit from our counselling services.

“I love working as a carer, in my opinion, it is one of the best jobs in the world, but it still has its challenges. I often find myself surrounded by people with volatile mood swings and unpredictable behaviour. Over time, even though I love my work it began to take a toll on me and my own behaviour deteriorated. I knew I needed to reach out and get some help so I decided to contact The British CBT & Counselling Service. Whilst I didn’t always get the answers I wanted and occasionally resented my therapist it ended up being the best choice I ever made. I am back to loving my job and life and I owe it all to them.”

ADAM, Nottingham

What Does Counselling Involve?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Counselling Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out our contact form.


All of our Therapists offer Carer counselling.

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