Our Counsellor provides counselling to older adults around age related issues such as transitioning to residential care, change in family relationships, grief and loss anxiety.
The counsellor will provide counselling to older people who sometimes struggle with family dynamic and relationship changes that come because of various age related issues. This occurs because of changes in living situations, finances, mobility, physical or mental health issues and the changing relationships within whanau.
Older people in the community are knowledgeable about services such as doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, and dietitian but they sometimes have limited understanding of what counsellor's offer.
It was acknowledged that older people often go through a variety of changes in a relatively short space of time. This can result in experiences of grief and loss.
Counselling is a safe place to confidentially share personal issues, without feeling judged or being told what to do.
A counsellor is not there to analyse you or tell you what is wrong but rather to assist you to process issues, see different perspectives and to make your own decisions.
Available from Age Concern Counties Manukau (South Auckland, Eastern suburbs and Papakura) only.