Counselling

national-counselling-society.jpgWe offer a free, confidential counselling service where Adult Carers can receive individual counselling sessions from qualified counsellors in Essex.

Counselling is a confidential talking therapy which gives you the opportunity to talk about your concerns, and any emotional difficulties you are experiencing with a counsellor. Sessions take place in a quiet, undisturbed and safe setting and may help you explore your situation and see things more clearly and gain more understanding of yourself. Counselling can also provide extra support outside of your network of family and friends.

Carers come to counselling to discuss all kinds of concerns, including:

  • Transitions – when the caring role begins, changes or ends
  • Bereavement or other loss, there are many losses which can affect our lives
  • Illness, accident or trauma
  • Depression, anxiety, worries or stress about the past, the present or the future
  • Isolation, loneliness or difficulties in a social setting

All counsellors working with us are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.

Please contact a member of our team to find out more:

Telephone: 0300 770 80 90

Email: care@affc.org.uk

Our current counselling venues and times are shown in the table below. Unfortunately, we have had to pause face-to-face counselling for the time being due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All counselling sessions are currently via Zoom or telephone.

Action for Family Carers free counselling for adult Carers
Monday am Hythe Community Centre, Colchester
Monday  pm Hythe Community Centre, Colchester
Tuesday am Nature's Medicine, Purleigh
Wednesday am Prittlewell House, Southend
Thursday  am Hythe Community Centre, Colchester
Thursday pm Hythe Community Centre, Colchester
Friday am Nature's Medicine, Purleigh

We also have counselling sessions via Zoom on various days and times.   zoom.jpg

We do have waiting lists in most of these areas. Contact our team to find out availability for each area.