Currently, in the UK, one in eight people is a carer, caring for someone who is disabled, ill, older, or suffering from a mental health condition.
You might be caring for someone else 24/7 or a few hours a week. Regardless of how much time is involved, caring for someone else can impact your life in a massive way.
Juggling a caring role with other responsibilities such as work, family life, and socialising, can be difficult. It is common for carers to suffer from heightened stress, making them susceptible to anxiety and depression.
For many carers, a huge amount of their time and energy is spent on others. Counselling allows them a little time to focus on themselves, offering an opportunity to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and needs in a safe space.