Emotional Support & CounsellingA diagnosis of dementia will bring with it a range of emotions for the person directly affected and their whole family. There is support available to help people come to terms with the changes.
Understanding A Person’s Emotional Needs
The Alzheimer’s Society provides some extremely useful documents and insight to help understand the emotional impact of dementia on those recently diagnosed, and also for carers. You will find documents on understanding and supporting a person with dementia as well as many other aspects of emotional support. These include coping with dementia, looking after yourself when supporting someone with dementia, as well as the physiological and emotional impact.
Counselling Providers in Swansea
Counselling can help with the emotional impact of dementia. Below you will find three national directories that can help find qualified counsellors in the Swansea area.
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
In addition you may like to drop in to the Swansea Carer’s Centre. They organise a dementia carer’s support group at their Carer’s Cwtch from 13.00-15.00 on Tuesdays. They are located at 104 Mansel Street, Swansea (Tel. 01792 653344 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) provide an online directory of counselling and related services across Wales and Swansea.
Finally, if you prefer to seek out help online then ‘Talking Point’ is an online chat forum run by the Alzheimer’s Society.