It is well recognised that people working in the ‘helping’ sector can benefit from support which focuses on their professional activities, development needs, and self-care. If you:
- Work with clients who have experienced trauma and/or torture
- Are working in a continually changing political/ organizational climate
- Have clients with a complexity of mental health and/or settlement problems
- Are working in a ‘sea’ of hopelessness, grief and loss
Then you may be impacted by your work through transference and counter transference responses and vicarious traumatization. You may also need additional support to prevent, or manage, symptoms of professional burnout. For your own wellbeing, your effectiveness as a worker, and ultimately for the wellbeing of your clients, it can therefore be essential to access professional support which meets your specific needs.