Welcome to the Leading Mental Health Counselling Service for People with Disabilities & Injuries

Welcome to the Leading Mental Health Counselling Service for Individuals with Disabilities & Injuries

We are the largest disability and injury specialist mental health counselling service in the UK. We provide support to individuals with a disability or injury and their carers.

What Sets Us Apart: We stand out from other counselling practices by offering a unique and specialised approach. What makes us truly different is that our team consists of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have personally experienced disabilities.

This firsthand understanding enables us to connect with our clients on a deeper level and provide tailored support that goes beyond general counselling practices.

Tailored Mental Health Counselling for Individuals, Carers, and Family Members

At DisabilityPlus, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities regarding their mental health.

That’s why we have a team of highly trained counsellors, psychotherapists & psychologists who specialise in disabilities & injuries.

For the majority of our services, our clients will be supported by a therapist who has their disability or injury.

This unique approach allows us to provide a more empathetic and understanding environment for our clients to freely open up and discuss their concerns.

We offer individual mental health counselling sessions tailored to each client’s specific needs. Additionally, we extend our support to carers, family members, and couples, recognising that mental health affects the entire support network.

Accessible 

Through our convenient video counselling platform, our clients can connect with their counsellors, psychologists & psychotherapists from the comfort of their own homes, regardless of their geographical location.

We believe that access to quality mental health support should not be limited by physical distance, which is why we have made it possible for individuals to receive counselling wherever they are.

    Funding Sessions

    In recognition of the financial challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, we offer free funding based on exceptional circumstances.

    If you live with certain disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, brain injuries, Down syndrome, rare genetic disorders, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries, we can apply for free funding to cover the cost of your counselling sessions.

    For individuals who require British Sign Language (BSL), we offer counselling services in BSL.

    In Wales and most parts of Scotland, we can also assist with free funding applications for BSL services.

    For those who prefer to self-pay, we offer immediate-start self-paid plans that are affordable and flexible.

    Collaborating

    We proudly collaborate with employment support companies, solicitors, GPs, IAPT Mental Health services, audiologists, local mental health providers, and many more professionals to ensure comprehensive care for our clients.

    This collaborative approach allows us to support clients holistically, addressing their mental health concerns within the context of their overall well-being.

      Who is this service for?

      To access our support, you must be:

      • aged 14+ (self-paid)

      • aged 18+ (free funding application)
      • Registered with a GP
      • Have a disability, injury or rare disease
      • Want Counselling or Psychotherapy
      • Have access to a phone, tablet or computer

      Comprehensive Counselling for Various Disabilities and Neurological Issues

      Our team of registered counsellors, psychologists, and psychotherapists, accredited by BACP or UKCP, are equipped to support individuals with a wide range of disabilities and mental health disorders.

      We understand the nuanced impact that different disabilities can have on mental well-being and strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions.

      In addition to our specialised counselling services for disabilities, we also offer support for neurological issues such as epilepsy and degenerative diseases like MND and Parkinson’s.

      We believe in providing holistic care, acknowledging the complex interplay between physical and mental health.

      Testimonials

      These testimonials and success stories illustrate the transformative impact of disability counselling, emphasising the potential for positive change and growth in the lives of individuals with a disability or injury.

      “Counselling was a turning point in my life. I was able to release years of pent-up emotions, confront negative beliefs, and embrace a newfound sense of freedom.

      My counsellor’s unwavering support and tailored strategies empowered me to break free from self-imposed limitations and live a more fulfilling life.”

      Cerebral Palsy Counselling

      “Finding a counsellor who could truly connect with my experience of using British Sign Language (BSL) was a game-changer for me.

      Working with Victoria, a skilled and compassionate deaf psychotherapist, has been an incredibly empowering and transformative journey.

      BSL Counselling

      “I was sceptical at first, but my counsellor changed my perspective completely.

      The counsellor who also has Autism a deep understanding of ASD helped me overcome social anxieties and develop communication skills I never thought were possible.”

      Autism Counselling

      “My psychologist not only comprehended the physical challenges I faced but also the emotional turmoil that accompanies paralysis.

      His insights, drawn from his personal journey, resonated deeply with me, making me feel seen and understood in a way I hadn’t experienced before. his guidance has been a beacon of hope during my darkest moments.”

      Spinal Cord Injury Counselling

      “After my road traffic accident, life seemed to come to a screeching halt. The physical injuries were just the beginning – the emotional toll was something I never anticipated.

      Their expertise in trauma and their compassionate approach guided me through the process of healing. Together, we addressed not only the visible scars but also the invisible ones that were affecting my mental well-being.”

      Road Traffic Accident Counselling

      “The impact of my counselling experience with DisabilityPlus extended far beyond the sessions.

      It was a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and renewed hope.

      Today, I stand stronger, both physically and emotionally, thanks to the guidance and unwavering support I received.”

      Ataxia Counselling

      Getting Started with Counselling

      ⇒Your Journey Begins Here

      ⇒Initiating counselling with DisabilityPlus is easy.

      ⇒We offer affordable self-paid counselling options, ensuring you receive the support you deserve.

      ⇒If you’re in the UK, you may also be eligible for free counselling through NHS based on exceptional circumstances.

      ⇒Take the first step towards improved mental well-being by reaching out to us today.

      ⇒Your mental health matters and DisabilityPlus is here to stand by your side.

      Paying Yourself

      ♣ Start Counselling almost immediately (14+)

      ♣ No waiting lists or reports

      ♣ £50 Introduction session

      ♣ £180 Saverplan (3 sessions)

      ♣ £70 Pay-as-you-go

       

      Free Funding

      ♣ Applications 18+

      ♣ Most Regions in the UK

      ♣  Contact us to ask if your
      service is applicable.

      ♣  Free Assessment Session

      ♣  Based on Your Exceptional Circumstances 

      Other Referrals

      ♣ Professional Organisations

      ♣ Mental Health Providers

      ♣ Friends & Family

      ♣ Carers

      ♣ GP’s

      ♣ IAPT Providers

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      Specialist Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

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      Genetic & Hereditary Disorders

      Cerebral Palsy

      Quadriplegia

      Dystrophy

      Multiple Sclerosis

      Brittle Bones (OI)

      Cancer

      Rare Genetic Disorders

      Ataxia

      Spina Bifida

      Accidents & Injuries

      Road Traffic

      Brain Injury

      Spinal Cord

      Quadriplegia

      Limb Loss

      Head Injuries

      Degenerative & Neurological Disorders

      Motor Neurone

      Parkinson's

      Vestibular

      Autism

      Epilepsy

      Sensory Loss

      Sight Loss

      BSL Counselling

      Hearing Loss

      A elderly man in his 60's sat at his desk at home. He has a tie on and looks relaxed. He has started parkinson's disease counselling.

      Questions you may wish to ask?

        Questions About Our Service?

        What to expect? – your counsellor will understand the issues you may be facing; each person is different; however, in Disability Counselling, common themes are discussed.

        Therapy – we usually offer counselling that supports resolutions of your current issues and future planning. Some people prefer a longer, more profound form of psychotherapy. We support both modes of counselling.

        When can I start counselling? – if you are paying for sessions, sessions generally start within a fortnight. If you wanted NHS funding, we would make an application following a free assessment session.

        No NHS funding application is guaranteed to be successful, and the timeframe is normally between 8 and 12 weeks. 

        We pride ourselves on providing safe and compassionate Disability Focused Counselling where all individuals, regardless of cultural, gender or sexual identity, can receive equitable mental health services and support.

        So, if you’re struggling in any way right now, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

        Who Can Make a Referral?

        As a specialist service with a wealth of experience, we can support organisations and the general public with excellent Counselling and Psychotherapies.

        Services for 

        ♣ Individuals 

        ♣ Couples

        ♣ Care-Givers

        ♣ Family Members

        ♣ Friends

        ♣ National Health Services

        ♣ Mental Health Providers

        ♣ Universities & Schools

        ♣ Solicitors & Courts

        ♣ Insurance Companies

        ♣ Businesses

        Counselling Benefits?

        We know that most people we see do not have mental health conditions; they have emotional stressors & issues subjected to accessibility, discrimination, limited opportunities, relationships & physical, and neurological conditions in general.

        These are key issues many disabled people face daily.

        Living with a disability or injury can have a significant emotional impact on individuals, as well as their families and caregivers. Here are some benefits of your counselling

        Emotional support: A disability can be a difficult and challenging condition to live with, and counselling can provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to process their emotions and feelings related to their diagnosis.

        Coping strategies: Our counsellors are trained to help individuals develop coping strategies for managing their physical and emotional symptoms.

        Problem-solving: The therapists can help individuals identify and address specific challenges related to their issues and work with them to find solutions.

        Improved quality of life: By addressing the emotional and practical challenges of the disability or injury, counselling can help improve an individual’s overall quality of life and well-being.

        Better communication: Counselling can help individuals improve their communication skills and relationships with friends, family, and healthcare providers.

        Increased resilience: By helping individuals develop a positive outlook and coping strategies, counselling can increase resilience and help individuals better manage the ups and downs of living with a disability or injury.

        Self Paying Fees?

        Private pay clients are able to choose the focus, duration, and frequency of therapy.

        Clients are even allowed to choose the length of sessions. Research shows that clients who have to pay something for their treatment have more positive outcomes than those who receive free treatment.

        Individuals can start their Counselling almost immediately.

        There are no waiting lists or reports being sent to GPs. It’s Confidential.  

        Pricing 

        For the general public, we heavily discounted our session fees. This enables them to access counselling easily at an affordable price.

        Session Fees for 50 minutes:

        ♣ Initial Session £50

        ♣ Pay as you go £70

        ♣ Saver3 £180  (3 Sessions)

        For those who use assistive communication devices, session times move from 50 to 70 minutes with a session fee of £90 & saver pack of 3 sessions at £220

        Some people may find that self-paid is just out of reach if this is the case let us know and we can generally help with a payment plan.

        Free Funding?

        Usually, your GP will refer you to the local IAPT mental health service if you ask for support. 

        We can apply for specialist counselling if you have one or more of the following:

        ⇒ You have been discharged from the local NHS service as unsuitable for their counselling.

        ⇒ You have been recommended to see a Specialist Disability Counselling Service.

        ⇒ You have one or more issues around grief or addictions.

        ⇒ You use a communication device.

        ⇒ There are some other exceptional circumstances you can tell us about.

        Talk to us to see if you qualify for a free funding application or self-refer to start the funding process.

        If applying for free funding, the first session is free.

        This session is an assessment; it’s the foundation to enable us to make the application with a first-class treatment plan specific to you or the client.

        Free funding applications are based on your complex needs & exceptional circumstances. 

        Free funding cannot be guaranteed, and every case is based on its own merits.

        Specialist Disabilities & Injuries Counselling Psychotherapy

        Discover the transformative world of DisabilityPlus, the leading UK counselling service specialising in offering unwavering support to individuals with various disabilities and significant injuries.

         

        We are the first counselling service to offer a comprehensive range of 23 disabilities and injuries. What makes us unique is where appropriate, the Therapists have the same or similar disability as you.

         

        We firmly believe that everyone should have access to the support they deserve.

        That’s why we extend free funding applications to those facing exceptional circumstances in numerous parts of the UK. Moreover, our affordable self-payment plans ensure that top-notch mental health assistance is attainable for everyone.

         

        With our experienced counsellors, psychologists & psychotherapists right by your side, your journey toward elevated mental well-being is met with understanding and guidance at every turn.

        Welcome to a brighter future with DisabilityPlus.

        Our Approach

        We believe in a person-centred and holistic approach to disability counselling and psychotherapy. We recognise that each individual’s journey is unique, and our goal is to create a therapeutic alliance built on trust and respect. Our therapists are skilled in tailoring their approach to meet the specific needs and preferences of our clients.

        Our Services

        Individual Counselling

        Our individual counselling sessions provide a confidential space for you to discuss your thoughts, emotions, and challenges related to your disability. We work together to explore coping strategies, enhance self-esteem, and foster personal growth.

        Couples & Family

        Disabilities can impact not only the individual but also their loved ones. Our couples and family therapy sessions aim to improve communication, strengthen relationships, and address the unique dynamics that can arise within families facing disability-related challenges.

        Carer Counselling

        Therapy offers a range of valuable benefits to individuals who provide care and support to loved ones with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or other significant needs. These benefits aim to address the unique challenges and emotional toll that caregiving can bring.

        Online Counselling

        We understand that accessibility is essential. Our online counselling services allow you to receive support from the comfort of your own home, using secure and confidential virtual platforms.

        DisabilityPlus changes futures for the better with accessible psychotherapies
        Lady sat in a chair, she has a lower limb amputation with prostecic leg. She is looking at her laptop, she is taking a loss of limb counselling session

        Our Counsellors, Psychologists & Psychotherapists are also Disabled

        Utilising a counsellor who shares your disability or, when suitable, engaging with specialists specific to your disability can provide a host of distinct benefits and advantages. Here are several compelling reasons why the choice of a disabled counsellor can carry exceptional significance:

        Enhanced Empathy

        Enhanced Empathy and Understanding: When you choose a counsellor who shares your disability, you’re instantly met with heightened empathy and understanding. This common ground fosters a deep connection, allowing for more profound discussions and a more meaningful therapeutic journey.

        Genuine Connection:

        Genuine Connection: Imagine having a counsellor who has personally navigated challenges similar to yours. This creates an authentic and genuine bond, making it easier for you to express your thoughts and emotions. This, in turn, leads to a more productive and fulfilling counselling experience.

        Tailored Insights

        Tailored Insights: A counsellor who has experienced what you’re going through can provide insights and practical advice that resonate deeply. Their guidance is personalised, helping you develop more effective coping strategies and a deeper insight into your own situation.

        Cultural Competency

        Cultural Competency: Disability is a facet of diversity, and a counsellor who shares your background may possess a heightened cultural sensitivity. This ensures an inclusive and considerate approach to your counselling experience.

        Challenging Preconceptions

        Challenging Preconceptions: Opting for a counsellor who understands your disability challenges societal stereotypes and misconceptions head-on. This choice empowers you to confront biases, both internal and external, fostering your personal growth and self-awareness.

        Inspiring Role Model

        Inspiring Role Model: Picture this: a professional counsellor with a disability who excels in their field. They’re an inspiration, a living testament to what can be achieved despite obstacles. Their journey can infuse you with hope and motivate you to reach for your own goals.

        Customised Approach

        Customised Approach: Your unique needs and experiences deserve a tailored approach. A counsellor who shares your disability can adapt their methods to suit you, considering the intricate interplay between your disability and mental well-being. This adaptability leads to more relevant and effective therapeutic outcomes.

        Alleviating Isolation

        Alleviating Isolation: Feeling isolated due to your disability is a common struggle. A counsellor who understands can create a safe haven of empathy and support. In their presence, you can shed a sense of loneliness and connect with someone who truly comprehends your journey.

        Dismantling Barriers

        Dismantling Barriers: By selecting a counsellor who shares your disability, you play a role in breaking down barriers within the mental health field. Your choice aligns with the broader mission of inclusivity, representation, and equal access to top-notch care.

        Fostering Advocacy and Empowerment

        Fostering Advocacy and Empowerment: Engaging with a counsellor who shares your experience naturally promotes self-advocacy and empowerment. They guide you in developing a stronger sense of control and the skills to stand up for yourself effectively.

        Remember, while the advantages of working with a counsellor who shares your experience are remarkable, it’s important to acknowledge that counselling success also hinges on your preferences, the counsellor’s expertise, and the strength of the therapeutic relationship. Ultimately, your decision to choose a counsellor should harmonise with your comfort level and therapeutic aspirations.

        Supporting You

        As a specialised disability counselling service that is a tailored and empathetic mental health resource designed to meet the unique emotional and psychological needs of individuals with disabilities.

        We provide a safe and supportive environment where trained counsellors, with expertise in both mental health and disability, offer personalised guidance and therapy.

        The aim is to help clients navigate the emotional challenges associated with their disability, enhance their well-being, develop effective coping strategies, foster self-empowerment, and improve their overall quality of life.

        Through understanding the specific nuances of disability-related experiences, as a specialised disability counselling service we offer targeted insights, advocacy, and a compassionate approach to promote emotional resilience and growth.

        Specialist Services?

         Our Counselling comes from Lived Experiences, not a Text Book or Training Course.

         We support people who have disabilities every day of the week.

         Registered, Accredited Psychotherapists, Psychologists & Counsellors.

        ⇒ We can support people who use assistive communication devices & BSL users.

        ⇒ Therapy online to ensure you can connect with a specialist therapist no matter where you live.

        Testimonials

        These testimonials and success stories illustrate the transformative impact of disability counselling, emphasising the potential for positive change and growth in the lives of individuals with a disability or injury.

        “After my accident, I was struggling with anxiety and nightmares that made me afraid to even step outside my house.

        The compassionate and understanding counsellors helped me navigate through my fears and emotions. Through their guidance, I learned coping strategies that allowed me to regain my confidence and slowly get back behind the wheel.

        I am now driving without the paralysing fear that once held me back, all thanks to the incredible support I received from this counselling service.”

        They truly turned my life around, and I will forever be thankful.

        “My psychologist not only comprehended the physical challenges I faced but also the emotional turmoil that accompanies paralysis.

        His insights, drawn from his personal journey, resonated deeply with me, making me feel seen and understood in a way I hadn’t experienced before. his guidance has been a beacon of hope during my darkest moments.”

        “Finding a counsellor who could truly connect with my experience of using British Sign Language (BSL) was a game-changer for me. Working with Victoria, a skilled and compassionate deaf psychotherapist, has been an incredibly empowering and transformative journey.

        From our very first session, I felt an immediate sense of comfort and understanding. Victoria’s fluency in BSL and her firsthand knowledge of the deaf community created an environment where I could express myself freely and authentically.

        Her ability to communicate directly in BSL eliminated the need for interpretation, allowing our conversations to flow seamlessly and ensuring that no nuance was lost.”

        “The impact of my counselling experience with DisabilityPlus extended far beyond the sessions. It was a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and renewed hope. Today, I stand stronger, both physically and emotionally, thanks to the guidance and unwavering support I received.”

        Paying Yourself

        ♣ Start Counselling almost immediately (14+)

        ♣ No waiting lists or reports

        ♣ £50 introduction session

        ♣ £180 Saverplan (3 sessions)

        ♣ £70 Pay-as-you-go 

         

        Free Funding

        ♣ Applications 18+

        ♣ Most Regions in the UK

        ♣  Free Assessment Session

        ♣  Based on Your Exceptional Circumstances 

        ♣  Service Dependant, click your service for more information

        Other Referrals

        ♣ Professional Organisations

        ♣ Mental Health Providers

        ♣ Friends & Family

        ♣ Carers

        ♣ GP’s

        ♣ IAPT Providers

        Cerebral Palsy

        Dystrophy

        Rare Genetic

        Parkinson's

        Motor Neurone

        Brittle Bones (OI)

        Ataxia

        Epilepsy Counselling

        BSL Counselling

        Hearing Loss

        CODA

        Spinal Cord

        Quadriplegia

        Spina Bifida

        Limb Loss

        Road Traffic

        Brain Injuries

        Cancer

        Autism (ASD)

        Epilepsy Coaching

        Selective Mutism

        Sight Loss

        Vestibular

        Tinnitus

        Questions you may wish to ask

        What to expect

        What to expect? – your counsellor will understand the issues you may be facing; each person is different; however, in Disability Counselling, common themes are discussed.

        Therapy – we usually offer counselling that supports resolutions of your current issues and future planning. Some people prefer a longer, more profound form of psychotherapy. We support both modes of counselling.

        When can I start counselling? – if you pay for sessions, therapy generally starts within a fortnight. If you wanted NHS funding, we would make an application following a free assessment session.

        No NHS funding application is guaranteed to be successful, and the timeframe is normally between 8 and 12 weeks. 

        We pride ourselves on providing safe and compassionate Disability Focused Counselling where all individuals, regardless of cultural, gender or sexual identity, can receive equitable mental health services and support.

        So, if you’re struggling in any way right now, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

        Benefits

        Living with a disability or injury can have a significant emotional impact on individuals, as well as their families and caregivers. Here are some benefits of your counselling

        Emotional support: A disability can be a difficult and challenging condition to live with, and counselling can provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to process their emotions and feelings related to their diagnosis.

        Coping strategies: Our counsellors are trained to help individuals develop coping strategies for managing their physical and emotional symptoms.

        Problem-solving: The therapists can help individuals identify and address specific challenges related to their issues and work with them to find solutions.

        Improved quality of life: By addressing the emotional and practical challenges of the disability or injury, counselling can help improve an individual’s overall quality of life and well-being.

        Better communication: Counselling can help individuals improve their communication skills and relationships with friends, family, and healthcare providers.

        Increased resilience: By helping individuals develop a positive outlook and coping strategies, counselling can increase resilience and help individuals better manage the ups and downs of living with a disability or injury.

        Self-paying plans

        Private pay clients are able to choose the focus, duration, and frequency of therapy.

        Clients are even allowed to choose the length of sessions. Research shows that clients who have to pay something for their treatment have more positive outcomes than those who receive free treatment.

        Individuals can start their Counselling almost immediately.

        No waiting lists or reports are being sent to GPs. It’s Confidential.  

        Pricing 

        For the general public, we heavily discounted our session fees. This enables them to access counselling easily at an affordable price.

        Session Fees for 50 minutes:

         Initial Session £50

         Pay as you go £70

        ♣ Saver3 £180  (3 Sessions)

        For those who use assistive communication devices, session times move from 50 to 70 minutes with a session fee of £90 & saver pack of 3 sessions at £220

        Some people may find that self-paid is just out of reach. If this is the case, let us know, and we can generally help with a payment plan.

        Who for?

        Disabilities Counselling & Psychotherapy could help you if you have difficulties in your life that are affecting your health.

          To access our support, you must be:

          • aged 14+ (self-paid)
          • aged 18+ (free funding application)
          • Registered with a GP
          • Have a disability, injury or rare disease
          • Want Counselling or Psychotherapy
          • Have access to a phone, tablet or computer
          How we help you

          ♣ Coping with the rollercoaster of society’s challenges & perceptions

          ♣ Exploring your feelings & thoughts

          ♣ Understanding of how difficulties may have developed

          ♣ Management of pain and spasms

          ♣ Coping with different emotions

          ♣ Concerns about memory and changes in thinking

          ♣ Dealing with distress and trauma 

          ♣ Concerns about relationships 

          ♣ Adjusting to the reality of living with a disability

          ♣ Setting realistic aspirations for the future

          ♣ Help with your caregiver’s relationship

          Free funding applications

          Usually, your GP will refer you to the local IAPT mental health service if you ask for support. 

          We can apply for specialist counselling if you have one or more of the following:

          ⇒ You have been discharged from the local NHS service as unsuitable for their counselling.

          ⇒ You have been recommended to see a Specialist Disability Counselling Service.

          ⇒ You have one or more issues around grief or addictions.

          ⇒ You use a communication device.

          ⇒ There are some other exceptional circumstances you can tell us about.

          Talk to us to see if you qualify for a free funding application or self-refer to start the funding process.

          If applying for free funding, the first session is free.

          This session is an assessment; it’s the foundation to enable us to make the application with a first-class treatment plan specific to you or the client.

          Free funding applications are based on your complex needs & exceptional circumstances. 

          Free funding cannot be guaranteed, and every case is based on its own merits.

          About us

          At DisabilityPlus, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities regarding their mental health.

          That’s why we have a team of highly trained counsellors, psychotherapists & psychologists who specialise in disabilities & injuries.

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          For the majority of our services, our clients will be supported by a therapist who has a disability or injury.

          This unique approach allows us to provide a more empathetic and understanding environment for our clients to freely open up and discuss their concerns.

          We offer individual mental health counselling sessions tailored to each client’s specific needs. Additionally, we extend our support to carers, family members, and couples, recognising that mental health affects the entire support network.

          Free Funding

          Understanding the financial constraints that can accompany living with disabilities, we are proud to offer our free funding service in most of England and Wales.

          This initiative is focused on individuals with complex needs emphasising the necessity of making our counselling services accessible to all, regardless of financial position.

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          Upon showing interest in our counselling services, clients are promptly scheduled for an assessment session within seven days. This initial meeting is crucial, as it allows us to grasp the unique challenges and needs of each client, fostering an environment of empathy, understanding, and a step towards therapeutic progress.

          Post-assessment, our dedicated team assumes the responsibility of applying for free funding on the client’s behalf.

          This process is managed meticulously to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience for our clients, freeing them from any additional administrative burdens.

          Counselling sessions are typically set to begin within 12 weeks of assessment and approval (this can vary region by region).

          Our aim through this funding and our services is to provide a supportive, empathetic, and practical counselling experience. We are committed to assisting individuals with complex disabilities in navigating their journey towards emotional healing, resilience, and empowerment.

          Navigate to the Disability of choice to see if the service you are interested in qualifies for an application.

          Self-Paid

          Opting for self-pay means you can commence your counselling journey typically within a week, offering immediate support when you need it most. Furthermore, for those awaiting free funding approval, self-pay provides an opportunity to start counselling without delay, ensuring continuity of care and support.

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          Our subsidised rates are designed with your needs in mind: an introductory session for £50, followed by a package of three sessions for £180. These rates are set with the intention of reducing financial pressure for our clients.

          We firmly believe that financial constraints should not be a barrier to accessing the vital support and guidance necessary for managing cerebral palsy.

          We aim to enable a greater number of individuals to benefit from our professional, empathetic, and specialist counselling services.

          Through this self-pay option, we strive to make a meaningful and positive impact in the lives of those living with a disability or injury, offering them the support they need at an affordable and accessible price.

          Tailored Support

          At our counselling service, we are dedicated to providing tailored support that truly resonates with our clients. We understand that each individual’s journey is unique, especially for those living with disabilities. 

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          That’s why we take great care in matching each client with the most suitable therapist. Our team comprises empathetic and experienced counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists, many of whom share similar life experiences with our clients due to their own disabilities.

          In instances where having a therapist with the same disability isn’t the best fit, we offer specialists who possess deep understanding and expertise in specific disabilities.

          This thoughtful pairing ensures that every client receives the most effective, personalised, and understanding care, fostering an environment of trust and profound healing.

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          Testimonials and Reviews

          These testimonials and success stories illustrate the transformative impact of specialist disability counselling, emphasising the potential for positive change and growth in the lives of individuals with all forms of disabilities or injuries.

          “DisabilityPlus has been a game-changer for me. Finally, I found counselors who truly understand what I’m going through.”

          “I was skeptical at first, but the counselors at DisabilityPlus made me feel heard and supported. It’s been a transformative experience.”

          “Having a counsellor who has faced similar challenges has been fantastic. The counsellor truly understands what it means to navigate life with a disability.”

          “DisabilityPlus helped my partner and me navigate our mental health as caregivers.

          Their approach is compassionate and effective.”

          Paying Yourself

          Start Counselling almost immediately (14+)

          No waiting lists or reports

          £50 introduction session

          £180 Saverplan (3 sessions)

          £70 Pay-as-you-go 

           

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          Counselling Services

          If your disability or long-term condition is not within our services below, contact us as I am sure we can help. 

          Questions?

          Online Sessions – we offer video sessions; why?

          Few counsellors specialise in supporting people with disabilities. By offering video sessions, we can help you wherever you live.

          What to expect? – your counsellor will understand the issues you may be facing; each person is different; however, in Disabilities Counselling, common themes are discussed.

          Therapy – we usually offer counselling that supports resolutions of your current issues and future planning. Some people prefer a longer, more profound form of psychotherapy. We support both modes of counselling.

          When can I start counselling? – if you are paying for sessions, sessions generally start within a fortnight. If you wanted NHS funding, we would make an application following a free assessment session.

          No NHS funding application is guaranteed to be successful, and the timeframe is normally between 8 and 12 weeks. 

          We pride ourselves on providing safe and compassionate Disability Focused Counselling where all individuals, regardless of cultural, gender or sexual identity, can receive equitable mental health services and support.

          So, if you’re struggling in any way right now, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

          Lady with a red jacket, she is in a wheelchair looking forwards with a warm smile. She has her laptop, she is about to start a disability counselling session.