KCN offers free one to one counselling which is provided by both fully BACP qualified counsellors, and trainee counsellors, who are independently supervised.

Counselling is sometimes called a 'talking therapy'. A counsellor aims to provide you with a safe, independent and confidential space in which you can talk about your concerns, feel listened to, respected, understood and not feel judged.

People of all ages and walks of life seek counselling and find it can help them to cope or to deal with difficult emotions or situations. Carers may have particular concerns or difficulties associated with their caring role and our counselling team are skilled in working with carers to maintain their health and wellbeing while addressing these difficulties.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, we have had to suspend all “in person” appointments, and therefore therapy sessions with counsellors are now held via telephone or video calls. (e.g. Zoom).

The restrictions have also impacted our waiting list for counselling. We are unlikely to able to safely facilitate “in person” therapy sessions until 2022. However, this does mean that the video call counselling waiting list is much shorter than usual and is currently around three to four months. We are also able to provide details of experienced BACP qualified counsellors offering low-cost counselling for carers.

Please contact Helen, counselling@kingstoncarers.org.ukfor further information, or to help with any questions you may have.