The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales provides counselling services from a trained therapist who will listen to you and help you find ways to deal with emotional issues.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can help you cope with:

  • Coming to terms with your kidney disease
  • Coming to terms with your family members illness
  • a mental health condition, such as depressionanxiety or an eating disorder
  • other upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
  • a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
  • difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
  • other issues, such as sexual identity

What to expect from counselling

At your appointment, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising.

The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they won’t usually give advice or tell you what to do.

You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.

To access this service, call the Careline number 0800 038 8989 or email

Please ensure you include the following information in your email.

This will help us deal with your registration more efficiently.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Please let us know if you’re are a kidney patient, carer or family member
  • If you have received counselling before or first time
  • An emergency contact – who do you want us to contact in an emergency
  • Password – our Counsellor will say your chosen password at the start of every call. This is to give you peace of mind so you know you’re speaking to a Paul Popham Fund Counsellor.

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