Counselling for Carers
Connecting Carers offered free, confidential and impartial counselling to unpaid carers in Highland.

Many people undertaking a caring role can benefit from counselling. This is especially true if you feel the impacts of caring are affecting your mental, emotional or physical health.

For many caregivers, a huge amount of their time is spent on others. This allows them little time to focus on themselves. Counselling sessions can help with this.

Counselling offers you an opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential environment. It allows you the time and space to think about your needs. This can help you make sense of your emotions and develop coping mechanisms for issues that cannot be resolved.

If your role is causing you to feel stressed, anxious, or even depressed, talk therapy can be beneficial. You can learn important relaxation techniques and how to carry out self-care.

Far from being selfish, counselling for carers is often essential for ensuring your health and well-being. When you are feeling mentally and physically fit, you are in a better position to provide care for your loved one.

To find out more or to enquire about receiving counselling support email carers@connectingcarers.org.uk or telephone 01463 723561.

Connecting Carers have produced two free guides:

What to expect from counselling and How to get the most from counselling