Counselling is sometimes called a ‘talking therapy’. A counsellor aims to provide you with a safe, independent and confidential space in which you can talk about your concerns, feel listened to, respected, understood and not feel judged.
Carers may have particular concerns or difficulties associated with their caring role, which can be very challenging. Such issues might include:
- stress, anxiety or depression
- loneliness or bereavement
- feelings of isolation, loss, exhaustion, guilt or resentment
- conflicting demands and emotions
- changing relationships or roles
Carers can have up to 6 weekly sessions of counselling, either over the phone, or face-to-face. All counsellors are registered and qualified. This service is a partnership with Oasis Talk funded through Bristol Ageing Better.
Due to the requirements of the funding, carers must:
- live in Bristol
- be aged 50 or over
- not currently be in receipt of counselling or psychotherapy services elsewhere
Telephone counselling: this is a flexible service where we arrange a regular time to fit in with you. This could be during the day or evening on a weekday. The service follows on from our successful pilot service. If you received support through this pilot in 2017, you can still access the service again.
Face-to-face counselling: this takes place in set venues on specific days of the week. Thursdays – St Pauls Settlement, 78-80 City Road, Bristol BS2 8UH Fridays – Knowle West Media Centre , Leinster Avenue, Bristol BS4 1NL
To find out more Please contact Zuleika Gregory at Oasis Talk:
Tel: 0117 927 7577