Counselling puts your needs and preferences at the centre of the conversation. Counsellors see you as the expert in your own life. Counselling empowers Carers to make decisions and take action that makes sense and is meaningful to your individual and unique circumstances.
Carers SA offers up to six FREE counselling sessions. The counselling sessions are available in metropolitan and regional areas via face to face, phone or Zoom.
Carer Counselling is offered face to face, where you can speak one-on-one with a professional counsellor who is experienced in supporting Carers.
This type of counselling allows Carers to speak openly and honestly about how they are feeling in relation to their caring role. Counselling provides a safe space to explore specific concerns or issues and work together on the way forward.
Group counselling, offered face to face, can have benefits such as shared learning, increased connection with Carers and the advantage of being able to provide and receive support from others. It isn’t recommended for all Carers though; individual counselling may be more suitable for many Carers.
If you are distressed and need immediate support, please call one of the following 24 hour crisis support services:
• Lifeline 13 11 14 (for anyone)
• Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (for people aged 5 to 25)