Personal counselling for people with a recent dementia diagnosis and family members

  • Personal counselling for people with a recent dementia diagnosis and family members
Session fee

Duration: 90 minutes

Typical Course Hours: Seven Sessions

A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating for an individual and the family. Resulting in many different emotions, that can include disbelief, loss, grief, anxiety, anger or shame. People and things start changing around you, leaving you feeling fearful, overwhelmed and exhausted. Everyone is different, every relationship is different. 

Personal 1-2-1 counselling for people with a recent dementia diagnosis, carers and family members with support planning tailored your unique needs in a supportive atmosphere. 

‘If only I had done this ten years ago when mum was diagnosed.   I experienced dementia the hard way - by trial and error!’    Louise, a former family carer.


To give family carers the opportunity to talk through their feelings and to gain the skills and confidence to know they are giving the very best care possible for everyone to live well, both now and in the future.

What will I gain?

This programme consists of seven, 1½ hour person-centred counselling sessions. The sessions are tailored to your needs. Further coaching can include the following: 

  1. Understand Dementia: Dementia and how memory works.
  2. Community Support: Being a supporting partner and getting the right help at the right time
  3. Significant Life Themes: the approach and skills to manage those difficult emotional times
  4. Communication that Works: the practical day-to-day tools and techniques to maintain independence.
  5. Communication that Works: Therapeutic skills to maintain relationships (empathy)
  6. Future Care: ensuring a smooth transition into other care environments.

Please register your interest or contact Julia Pitkin on 07886 690026 or

We can work in person if you are local to Shropshire and North Herefordshire, or Face-to-face via Zoom or or telephone. (COVID-19 restrictions apply).