Counselling - Support to work through difficult emotions
Counselling gives Carers the opportunity to work through difficult emotional challenges relating to their caring role.
To access this support, you will talk to our volunteer co-ordinator. They will talk to you about your needs and make sure we are able to provide the counselling support you need.
Counselling can help you to understand your feelings so that you can make decisions that are right for you.
Counselling is free and confidential. Offering you the chance to talk thinks through in a relaxed way. Counselling is not about telling you what do to, judging you or making you feel uncomfortable
In some circumstances we may not be able to meet your needs. We will always put you in touch with other services should this be the case.
Our counsellors are all volunteer students who are in the final year of their degree. We have supported thousands of Carers via our counselling service since it began over 10 years ago.
Befriending - Someone to talk to face to face
At times when we feel vulnerable, perhaps following some bad news, and feel the need for some informal support from someone who understands, the Befriending Service may help.
Most of us have friends and family but do not always feel that we can talk to them. A befriender is someone in whom you can confide, knowing that you will not be judged or criticised and that your feelings and opinions are important.
A befriender can help if you feel lonely or isolated. You may want someone to go with you to a group for your first time.
Key Worker - Support to deal with challenges in your caring role
If you need help working through a difficult situation relating to your caring role, a Key worker can support you. Key workers can provide emotional support as well as helping you to explore practical steps and solutions to the situation you are in.
Key workers can work with you to identify your needs and key actions you can take to help you manage your caring role. They will help you to access the right support and will work through any difficulties with you.
Listening Ear - For when you just need to talk
During helpline opening hours, you can give the Carers’ Support Service a call. If you have a question about your caring role that you can’t answer, or you simply need someone to talk to, because you need to ‘vent’ or because you feel alone, we are here for you.
Do you want to access support?
Caring for someone living in North Lincolnshire. Call 01652 650585
Caring for someone living in North East Lincolnshire. Call 01472 242277
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