The Naked Counsellor – Caring for the Carers With Pauline Summers

The group initially learnt about the interchangeable terms and symptoms of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma and burn out; and particularly how they affect counsellors. The speaker said that she wanted the session to be a discussion and to raise awareness as this doesn’t get talked about enough. It can all happen to us all at any time after all. Compassion Fatigue refers to the emotional and physical exhaustion of a caregiver over time. [...]