While caring can be rewarding, it can also be stressful.
On any given day you have many things to deal with and you need to talk to someone.
Carers Queensland’s National Carer Counselling Program provides short-term counselling specifically for carers.
Our trained counsellors understand the challenges you face and can help you balance your own needs with those of the person(s) you are caring for.
Counselling can help you
- Understand and manage overwhelming and confusing feelings
- Make sense of your experience as a carer
- Work out your own needs and solve problems
- Manage conflict, stress and other emotional factors that make caring more difficult
- Build resilience and cope with change
- Improve your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
- Cope with transition after your caring role ends
How can you access counselling?
Contact our Carer Advisory Service to make an appointment.
We offer counselling face to face, over the phone, via Skype or email, and in groups.
There is no cost to carers for this service.
“Ten years ago, my husband and I were struggling while caring for our two children and we needed help. I contacted Carers Queensland and a counsellor supported us for a couple of months, individually through our adjustment in coming to terms with their disabilities, giving us some strategies on how we could deal with the issues; and then also coming together as a couple. It was invaluable. It was a wonderful experience and it certainly kept our family unit together.” – Yvonne, 46
Want more information?
If you are looking for something more local, check out our Regional Offices and Support Groups.
The National Carer Counselling Program is funded by the Australian Government.