Counselling

If you are a carer or have been a carer, you may experience many emotions – anxiety, guilt, sadness, fear, anger, to name just a few. Counselling can help you work through these emotions in a safe, confidential environment.

How do I access counselling?

You can access counselling through the NHS via the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service, who provide both group and individual counselling, to private providers.  

We are pleased to be working with the Counselling Foundation to assist carers with any counselling needs. 

The Counselling Foundation:

The Counselling Foundation is a provider of BACP accredited counselling and training services. We have been working to support people since 1974 and we are committed to making counselling training and counselling services accessible and affordable. Our counselling service offers in person counselling across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and remote counselling for anyone aged 18+ years old across the UK. Please look at our website www.counsellingfoundation.org if you would like to find out more about our services. 

How much will it cost?

The Counselling Foundation operate a sliding scale of fees according to your annual household income. More information can be found on their website here.

Carers can apply for a Carers Grant to cover the cost of counselling. Click the button below for more information. 

How many sessions will I need?

Counselling is a process, and it takes time and consistency to work effectivelyYou are likely to need at least six sessions initially, after which your counsellor will review what’s right for you.