Talking through your situation or just expressing feelings to non-judgemental professional can be very helpful. Carers who have used the service say it has supported them through changes, helped them consider relationships, deal with stress and cope with setbacks.

We offer up to six sessions with one of our carefully chosen counsellors, who are all members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and trained in dementia awareness. Sessions are usually at their private practices in Trowbridge, Box and Pewsey. However they can arrange to see you in a more convenient location in which case a contribution to travel expenses will be requested.

The counsellors

Gemma Mason

Our lead counsellor, Gemma, practices in Trowbridge. She has specialist knowledge in working with mental health issues, anxiety disorders, caring for a family member and living with a disability.

Chris Pollock

Chris has extensive training as a counsellor and psychotherapist. He has also trained with CRUSE bereavement care. He practises in Trowbridge.

Bridget Green

Bridget also works as a counsellor with Wiltshire Mind, as a trainer for Relate and facilitates support groups for carers through the Wiltshire Addiction Support Project and Action on Addiction. She holds an NVQ 4 in Care and works in Adult Care. She has a practice in Seend.

Katy Berwick 

Katy has worked with people with dementia and carers since 2010 and has a diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. She has extensive experience of providing one-to-one and group emotional support in her role as a support worker for the Alzheimer's Society in Bath. She has a practice in Box.

To arrange counselling sessions with any of the above please contact Gemma Mason on 07974 134265

This service is funded by the Samuel William Farmer Trust and the Inman Charity,  
However, if people who have found the service beneficial wish to make a donation, Alzheimer’s Support would be grateful to receive it.