About counselling

Counselling is about talking to a trained professional who can help you address the challenges in your life. You may wish to explore ways of coping with the responsibilities of caring or help balance caring with other aspects of your life.

How does counselling help?

Caring can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful and difficult. Many carers experience a range of feelings related to their role as a carer. Emotions like anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss and grief are very common.

Your family and friends can provide important support but you may find it helpful to talk with a professional who is not emotionally involved with you or the person you are caring for.
Our carer counselling program can connect you to a qualified professional who understands the problems that carers often face.

You can talk to us by yourself or include your partner and other family members.

Counselling can help you:

  • Deal with overwhelming and confusing feelings
  • Make sense of your experiences 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
  • Provide support after the caring role ends


Contact Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 for carer support planning and access to carer counselling.



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