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A counselling session

How does counselling help?

Living with a long term health condition, particularly one that causes pain or affects mobility and independence, can take a toll on your emotional wellbeing.

Counselling is a form of talking therapy that can help you, and those caring for you, come to terms with change and overcome anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties. It can help you feel less alone and offers a chance to talk in a safe and non-judgemental way about the problems you face, to help you understand yourself and how you're feeling.

Many of our member centres offer individual counselling services with a qualified therapist. Centres also provide peer support in the form of social groups and activities, where you can meet with others experiencing similar challenges and who understand what you are going through.

Individual counselling can take different forms depending on your needs and what type of therapy may be suitable. You might find that talking to a trained professional in complete confidence can help you to cope better in a range of areas, including:

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Emotional problems

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Family or marital crises

  • Work related problems

  • Bereavement

  • Personal development

Further information on counselling and its benefits can be found from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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