Caring, either within the family or professionally, can be an incredibly rewarding experience – when someone allows you into their world to be a carer it is an absolute privilege and a demonstration of love and trust. Of course, many people do not have the choice either to be a carer OR to choose who cares for them – it can be a situation one finds oneself in through necessity – but the relationship still involves love, privilege and trust. However, it is easy to lose sight of these attributes because caring can bring about resentment, anger, exhaustion, helplessness, grief and all manner of other feelings both for the carer and the person being cared for. I’m Ruth Coward, a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Loughborough, and I offer specific Counselling Support for Carers. I know from personal experience that carers will generally put their own needs last – it’s the nature of the role – but it is important to stop from time to time and take stock of our own needs, too. I offer a person-centred therapeutic space for Carers to release pent up feelings and emotions and together we then look at practical ways of keeping going and moving forward. Counselling support for Carers is an investment not only for the carer’s own well-being but has a knock on effect for the people being cared for, too. You will find more details about me and my services on my website. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. www.ruth-coward.com
Our goal is to give communities a better understanding of dementia and how to support the individual and teach people the importance of embracing the person with dementia. Instead of putting obstacles in the way of the person, our interventions and best practice can give the person a better quality of life. In the future, we would like to go out into the community with dementia workshops, support local people in their own homes and care homes; devise good person centered programmes for the individual and be an advocate for the person with dementia. We would like to support more jobs in the community, lead a team of dedicated volunteers to befriend their neighbour and give us feedback on any other practices that can be carried out in the community, with a focus on the individual.
From all of us at MAE Interventions we would like to welcome you to our new web site. WE always aim to give clear information that can help better understand our service and related issues. If you should have any questions or be unclear about anything we do or discuss in this web site please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be only to happy to try and help. Once again welcome to our site please have a good look around and we will hopefully speak with you soon.