Caring for a loved one is rewarding, but it is also hard
Caring can strain even the strongest relationships
For example, being both a partner and a carer is a new dynamic for both the carer and person accepting care. Caring for a parent is not always straightforward if siblings have different views on how to provide care. It can be really tough.
But you don’t have to through it alone.
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Carers Network can help with these tricky relationships by listening, discussing, and offering suggestions – all of it confidential.
Family and relationship counselling
Sometimes it is best to get support as a couple or as a family group, especially before relationships become too strained or break down.
Two of the most well-known counselling organisations that offer support to couples are:
These organisations offer relationship counselling (both for couples and individuals), family counselling and psychosexual therapy.
Services are delivered online and in person by counsellors who have specialist qualifications to work with couples and families. Some of their counsellors will be trained to deliver couples therapy for depression.
Tavistock Relationships offers a course for couples Living Together with Dementia.
Both Relate and Tavistock Relationships are charities and they offer subsidised rates for clients on low incomes.
Bereavement and loss
Coping with the loss of a partner close family member or friend is one of the hardest things any of us have to deal with in life.
You might find support through End of Life Carers offered by Carers Network.
Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Counselling Service provides free, confidential, and professional support over video chat. The service is available for UK residents over the age of 18 and anyone can book a video assessment slot online here.
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