ECIL Counselling for Carers and People with Physical Disabilities and ECIL Counselling for Adults with Physical Long-Term Conditions (with Mindfulness) - Pilot Project

ECIL Counselling has been running a FREE specialist counselling service to carers and adults with physical disabilities who live in the Borough of Ealing since 2010. ECIL Counselling has successfully expanded its service to include two volunteer counsellors onto the team.

In 2016 ECIL Counselling also received additional funding to provide a 2 year pilot project providing FREE counselling to adults with physical long-term conditions (in collaboration with West Ealing IAPT).

ECIL Counselling for Carers

ECIL Counselling for Carers provides a confidential and safe space on Mondays and Tuesdays providing free short-term therapeutic support for carers to explore their caring role and issues that they bring to counselling.

Carers can be looking after an adult or child with a physical and/or mental health condition. Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but at times the demands and pressures placed on carers can lead to stress and conflicting feelings. This may impact on their confidence and ability to cope.

Counselling provides a space for the carer to focus on themselves, to talk about their role, the stresses and conflicting demands they may be experiencing and the difficult feelings that may arise from that.

ECIL Counselling for People with Physical Disabilities

ECIL Counselling for People with Physical Disabilities provides a confidential and safe space on Mondays and Tuesdays providing free short-term therapeutic support for people with physical disabilities.

This includes adults with physical disabilities (for example, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, mobility problems) and adults with learning disabilities, Autism and Aspergers.

Counselling can be a way of helping the individual make sense of their disability for them, to talk about how it has impacted on their life and relationships for example and the difficult feelings that arise, such as feelings of loss and the restrictions it places on them and how they manage this.

The counselling venues at Ealing Carers Centre and Ealing Broadway are fully wheelchair accessible and the service is more flexible to allow as full access as possible to the counselling service.

ECIL Counselling adults with physical long-term conditions (in collaboration with IAPT)

ECIL-IAPT long-term conditions Counselling (working in collaboration with West Ealing IAPT) provides a confidential and safe space on Wednesdays providing free short-term therapeutic support to adults with physical long-term conditions (including mindfulness techniques, which is optional). This can also include adult carers who also have a physical LTC.

Long-term physical conditions can include conditions such as arthritis; asthma, COPD; chronic pain; cognitive impairment; diabetes; nerve damage; MS; MND; mobility problems; spinal injuries etc. or medically undiagnosed symptoms.

Counselling can be a way to help the individual make sense of their physical long-term condition and how it has impacted on their life.

ECIL-LTC Counselling is based in two fully accessible buildings at West Ealing IAPT and Ealing Carers Centre in Acton.

How to contact ECIL Counselling

Please contact: Susie Hack ECIL Senior Counsellor / Project Co-ordinator
℅ Ealing Carers Centre
Sycamore Lodge
1 Edgecote Close
Acton W3 8PH
susie.hack@ecil.org
07534 527660 / 020 8840 1566

You can either self-refer or get a GP or other support agency to refer you directly to ECIL Counselling. You can request a referral form or give details of your name, preferred contact details (address, telephone number(s), email etc.) and reasons for referral.

Please do contact Susie Hack at ECIL Counselling if you would like more information about the counselling offered.
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