Can counselling benefit people experience dementia? I have used counselling-type skills in my Occupational Therapist capacity which is why I decided to do the counselling course because it seemed a natural progression for me (CPD). I now intend working as a counsellor with people experiencing dementia at all stages of dementia. I see the results in wellbeing and the trust the client gives me. This is often the only time anyone as actually asked them what dementia is like for them and how they wish to move into their future. They experience different aspects of themselves that dementia bringing forward from the past (memories) which many clients find hard to 'contain' any longer. However, my frustration is getting across the message to 'medical model' colleagues and different personalities in the family group of how valuable the counselling role and listening skills is to the dementia field. What's your experience or opinion -Can counselling benefit people experience dementia?