Our carer counselling program can link you to a qualified professional who has an understanding of the issues carers face.
Talking with a counsellor who is there to listen and explore your situation, in a non-judgmental way, can be a helpful experience. Counselling can focus on many areas such as behaviour management, coping strategies, loss and grief, and relationship challenges.
It’s not always possible to prevent stressful or adverse situations, but our counselling program can strengthen your capacity to deal with these challenges.
We can also provide counselling if you have recently stopped providing care, for example the person you care for has moved into residential care, or has passed away.
Caring can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Many carers experience complicated feelings related to their role as a carer. Emotions like anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss and grief are not uncommon.
Your family and friends can provide important support, but talking to someone who is not emotionally involved can help you explore ways to deal with difficult situations, and to balance caring with the rest of your life. Professional counselling could be an option for you.
If you are are experiencing a personal crisis and need immediate support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.