Support for Carers Emotional support Counselling All Carers registered with the centre can access our free counselling service. Counselling is about empowerment and change, it offers Carers a safe, supportive environment to discover more about themselves, explore difficulties and find solutions. Carers may bring issues to counselling, either directly or indirectly related to their caring role. Examples include: Relationships Employment Difficulties Addictions Bereavement Stress Family Concerns Sexuality Dealing with Change After an initial meeting Carers will be given a series of appointments, where they can meet in a private room normally within the centre once per week for 6 weeks. This ensures confidentiality and a relaxed atmosphere where Carers can talk freely. Counselling is about change and empowerment. It offers a safe, supportive environment enabling Carers to discover more about themselves, explore difficulties and find solutions. Carers may bring issues to counselling, either directly or indirectly related to their caring role. All counsellors are qualified to post graduate level and accredited by a professional body usually COSCA (counselling in Scotland) or BACP. Carers who have accessed the counselling service before made the following comments: Cannot recommend the counselling/counsellor highly enough. I now feel I am more in focus with my life, can see things more clearly. Before I received the counselling I felt my life was in bits, now I feel more able to cope with life issues.