Support for emotional aspects of MS
Having MS is difficult, not just physically but emotionally too. It is not uncommon to experience mental health issues as a result. If you are feeling scared, confused or unable to cope, you are not alone.
At the Centre, we know that it is equally important to provide help and support for the emotional aspects of MS as for the physical effects. Counselling is one of the core services that we offer to help with this.
What does counselling involve?
- Sessions with a counsellor are open to people with MS and those close to them, including partners and other family members.
- They are available in person, online and over the phone.
- Our counsellors Amanda and Zoe are very experienced and highly qualified and offer a safe space to talk about any issues you may have, whether related to your MS or not.
- You don’t have to be newly diagnosed with MS to have counselling at the Centre.
- The number of sessions each person receives will depend on individual needs. You may need one session to help you understand your feelings or you may benefit from a series of appointments.
Counselling is a safe place which allows you to talk about any issues. It won’t solve your problems but it can help you understand your emotions and their impact, then develop mechanisms to manage them.
I have had several counselling sessions at the Centre and they are life-changing. Thank you for everything.Member feedback
How much does it cost?
As one of our core therapies, we offer counselling appointments free of charge. Donations are encouraged from those who can afford it towards the running of the charity.
How to sign up
If you would like to find out more about counselling, please complete the form below or give us a call on 0118 901 6000.