For some, caring becomes a sudden. For others relatives begin to age and are unable to cope, or your partner's health deteriorates.
The responsibilities carers have will depend on the illness of the person they care for. Generally, carers will look to help loved ones in their everyday activities. This can range from feeding and clothing someone, to taking them out and socialising.
People undertaking a caring role can benefit from counselling in particular if you feel the impacts of caring are affecting your mental or physical health. As a caregiver, a huge amount of time is spent on others. This allows you little time to focus on themselves therefore attending counselling sessions can help with this.
Attending counselling offers you an opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential environment. It allows you the time and space to think about your needs. This can help you make sense of your emotions and develop coping mechanisms for issues that cannot be resolved.