The Tony Gahan Counselling Fund

HCC is very pleased to be able to offer the Tony Gahan Counselling Fund. This provides counselling for those affected by a loved one suffering from dementia.

Dementia can occur in different ways, not just memory loss, and sadly for some it can mean the loss of the person they used to be. This can be distressing for all concerned. This counselling is designed to be a space to think about what this means for people and their relationships who are impacted by a loved one suffering in this way.

The counselling is provided weekly for the duration of up to a year, which can then be reviewed. Fees are based on a sliding scale to ensure counselling is accessible to all.

If you would like more information or to book an initial consultation please contact the centre.

About Tony Gahan

Tony Gahan, from Liverpool, was diagnosed with a dementia in 2016, aged 76 and increasingly struggled as time went on to communicate with and remember his family and friends, especially as he lost his ability to speak, as his condition worsened.

This was a very difficult time for both Tony and his family and friends, who struggled as they “lost” the man they had known for so long.

Tony died in 2019 and this fund has been established by his family to help and support others struggling with similar issues.