We all face times in our lives when we feel we cannot cope with life traumas and it can affect our day-to-day living. Friends can offer a certain amount of support but there may be times we need to turn to professional help.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
The Leanne Fund can arrange for individuals with CF, parents and carers to benefit from confidential counselling sessions without financial pressure.
What is Counselling used for?
Counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, illness, relationship issues, self-confidence, trauma and other unexpected life events.
How Counselling can help - Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.
How do I access Counselling?
If you are interested in using the Counselling service please contact us directly here and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
All of our Counsellors are registered with a professional association and have met the PSA's high standards for governance, standard setting, education and training, information, management and complaints.
Usually up to six Counselling sessions can be offered and then reviewed.
What about parents/carers?
Looking after someone with a life-limiting condition has its own set of stresses. That's why we also offer Counselling to parents and carers.
Please contact us here for more information.