As a carer of a person with a health condition, there can be a lot of contradictory pressures and demands. The relationship between carer and the cared-for person may have changed and adjusting to this and maintaining a meaningful relationship amongst caring responsibilities can be difficult to manage. There can also be a need to take on other responsibilities that have previously been taken care of by the (now) cared-for person, and this can put additional pressure, demand and expectation on a carer. Carers can often feel under pressure, stress and isolated from others.
Counselling can give a space for carers to focus on their own self-care which can easily become neglected with the focus being on the cared-for people. This can help to remind the person of who they are beyond their caring responsibility and what is important to them in going forward and making choices in their life.
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