Learning that a family member or friend has a complex or incurable illness can leave you struggling to process your thoughts and feelings. You might feel a mixture of emotions, from anger and confusion to upset or numbness, and although it’s normal to feel this way, it can be difficult to make sense of it all.
Whilst we can’t promise to take the pain away, we can offer a regular, safe and confidential space for you to speak openly and honestly about how you feel.
Our counselling sessions allow you to talk through the issues that you’re facing and to explore difficult feelings in a non-judgemental environment. We can offer one-to-one sessions with a counsellor as well as sessions for couples and children so you can tailor your support to your own needs. Sessions are either weekly or fortnightly and take place in our confidential counselling rooms at our Compton Hall site.
As part of our counselling service, we’re also able to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a type of talk therapy which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.
If you’d like the chance to meet and share experiences with others in similar circumstances our carers support group meet every Friday between 10.30am and 12.00pm at our Cedars site.