Being a Carer can be a challenging role. At times it can evoke distress, frustration and anger. We all live through difficult and distressing events or experience painful feelings.
While caring for a loved one these problems together with stress, illness or bereavement or on their own can damage our relationships and make it difficult to cope.
What a counsellor does
The counsellor’s role is to help you gain a greater understanding and awareness of yourself and the problems you have to face. A counsellor will not tell you what to do, but will encourage you to develop confidence in your own ability to help yourself.
Counselling involves meeting weekly to talk about sometimes difficult or personal issues to help us find better ways of dealing with them. For this reason trust, confidentiality and a safe environment are all part of the service.
Our counselling service
Southwark Carers offers one-to-one counselling for adults caring for someone living in the London Borough of Southwark. Counselling will usually be weekly for a period up to 13 weeks.
Counselling is provided in venues across the borough of Southwark including Counselling and Health Centres.
Our counsellors are either in advance training or have already qualified and receive regular professional clinical supervision.
The Counselling Service works to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Counselling.
What you can expect from us
- Courtesy and confidentiality.
- No discriminationon any grounds.
- A safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk
- A professional & clinically supervised service.
Counselling is usually provided in English. Other languages are available if spoken by a counsellor.
It might take time to allocate the right counsellor to you depending on availability and the time of year.
We offer counselling during days and evenings, subject to availability.