Counselling sessions are held in the safety of a private and confidential setting. It can provide you with the opportunity to focus on your unique needs whilst adapting to change and strengthening yourself.
A response to grief and loss is diverse, triggered by many different situations – the sudden and unexpected, such as SIDS, a car accident, acute health conditions, drowning, suicide or an anticipated palliative condition. These can be emotional, physical and social experiences including family, community, cultural and spiritual influences.
The impact of poor health such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation as well as chronic illness’ can as a result, impacting on your ability to cope with the change in life. It can add stresses that include separation from family, loss of income as well as affecting your social and emotional well being.
Experiencing a mental health illness including anxiety, depression, bi-polar and schizophrenia or a disability such as an acquired brain injury or a physical impairment are areas in which counselling can assist you to understand and develop strategies that enable you to live a fuller life.
Carer stress is often experienced in isolation and can go unrecognised and unacknowledged. As a carer, you may feel like losses continue to accumulate as the person you care for fluctuates between well and unwell. Emotional support through counselling can assist you to validate these experiences whilst being encouraged and respected.
If you are wanting to gain a better understanding of yourself and a clearer sense of what you need, contact Heather for an appointment to start the healing, from the inside.