BSL Counselling for Deaf Adults & Teenagers

BSL Counselling is precisely what it is; our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are either deaf themselves or come from a deaf background, such as a child of a deaf adult who can sign fluently.

We meet you with respect, empathy & understanding, focusing on your actual lived experience, trying to see the world through your eyes, taking into account what is going on internally, as well as considering the effect of outside influences.

If you are struggling, get in touch with our friendly team.

Enquiries

Self-Referral

About us

At DisabilityPlus, we stand out from general counselling services by offering a team of counsellors and psychotherapists who are not only qualified but also deeply understand the nuances of deafness and the mental health issues it can bring.

We are proud to have both deaf and hearing professionals who are fluent in BSL, ensuring effective communication with every client.

Funding

We understand that seeking counselling should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer various options to fund your counselling journey. DisabilityPlus offers affordable self-paid payment plans, ensuring that quality mental health support is within reach for all.

We offer free funding applications in Wales.

We do not offer free funding applications in England or Scotland.

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Our Approach

We are more than just a counselling company – we’re a community.

Founded by individuals who are deaf, our journey began with a shared vision: to create a BSL counselling service for all.

Our mission is clear: to provide comprehensive mental health support that empowers people who are deaf to embrace life with renewed strength and resilience.

Through personalised counselling sessions, we address psychological adjustment, alleviate uncertainty, promote positivity and self-esteem, combat isolation, and guide you in facing the fears and stigma associated with hearing loss.

Our experienced counsellors are here to help you navigate the emotional aspects of your journey towards improved mental well-being.

Contact us to self-refer or ask us a question about our specialist BSL counselling services.

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BSL counselling for everyone

DisabilityPlus is committed to enhancing your mental well-being. Our experienced counsellors provide a safe space to navigate the emotional journey.

What sets us apart is our team’s personal experience – they’ve been where you are. Our innovative video call and counselling methods offer convenience and comfort, eliminating geographical barriers and allowing you to connect with professionals who genuinely understand.

Testimonials and Reviews

These testimonials and success stories illustrate the transformative impact of BSL counselling, emphasising the potential for positive change and growth in the lives of individuals with all forms of hearing loss.

“I never thought I’d find counselling that truly catered to my needs as a deaf individual. DisabilityPlus exceeded my expectations, and I can’t thank them enough.”

“Waiting list for NHS BSL Counselling in England are very long. I used DisabilityPlus to self-pay and was amazed at how affordable their services are. I got the help I needed quickly without breaking the bank.”

“The video call counselling sessions are incredibly convenient, and the counsellors’ empathy and expertise shine through. I wholeheartedly recommend DisabilityPlus.”

“Thank you, DisabilityPlus, Counselling in BSL helped me”.

Take The First Step:

Embark on a path towards emotional well-being and personal empowerment. Our specialised BSL counselling is designed to guide you towards positive outcomes. Reach out to us & schedule your consultation, and take the first step towards a brighter future.

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 Scotland & Wales

♣  BSL or Hearing Loss

♣  Free Assessment Session

♣  Managed Application

DisabilityPlus changes futures for the better with accessible psychotherapies

Questions?

How do we support you?

Online Sessions – we offer video sessions; why?

Few counsellors specialise in supporting people in BSL with a deaf counsellor. By providing 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, but common themes are discussed in therapy.

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, 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 BSL counselling where all individuals, regardless of cultural, gender or sexual identity, can receive equitable mental health services and support.

Self-paid options?

We offer privately-paid services from age 14.

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

You are even allowed to choose the length of sessions. 

You can start your 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 you to access counselling easily at an affordable price.

Session Fees for 50 minutes:

Initial Session £50

Pay as you go £60

Saver3 £150  (3 Sessions)

Free funding options?

We can make an application for free funding. If approved, the sessions are paid for you.

If you are 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 for you with a first-class treatment plan specific to you.

Free funding through DisabilityPlus is not available in England. We welcome referrals from most of Wales & Scotland.

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

What Disability Counselling Services can we apply for?

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

Funding can not be guaranteed; however, we have a great relationship with most NHS regions in Wales & Scotland.

If you are looking for free funding in England; SignHealth has a national IAPT contract. Please refer to them by CLICKING HERE

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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. 

Specialist BSL Counselling & Psychotherapy

BSL Counselling is precisely what it is; our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are either deaf themselves or come from a deaf background, such as a child of a deaf adult who can sign fluently.

We meet you with respect and empathy & understanding, focusing on your actual lived experience, trying to see the world through your eyes, taking into account what is going on internally, as well as considering the effect of outside influences.

If you are struggling, get in touch with our friendly team.

Paying Yourself

♣ Start Counselling almost immediately (14+)

♣ No waiting lists or reports

♣ £50 introduction session

♣ £180 Saverplan (3 sessions) 

 

Free Funding

♣ Applications 18+

♣ Most Regions in Scotland & Wales

♣  BSL or Hearing Loss

♣  Free Assessment Session

♣  Managed Application

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Why Choose DisabilityPlus?

Our Counsellors & Psychotherapists are driven to support their own community; this is not a job for them. It’s their passion. This is what makes us specialists; we do not use interpreters or rely on your family to talk for you.

Here are a few benefits of BSL counselling with DisabilityPlus. 

 Specialist Acreditated & Registered Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

 You can choose a counsellor who is Deaf, Oral Deaf or Hearing; it’s your choice.

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

⇒ Video Counselling to ensure you can connect with specialists wherever you live.

DisabilityPlus changes futures for the better with accessible psychotherapies

BSL Counselling

Counselling facilitates self-exploration, helping you gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behavioural patterns. This increased self-awareness allows you to make more informed choices, break negative cycles, and work towards personal growth and positive change.

We can help you build self-esteem and self-confidence. By working on self-acceptance, addressing negative self-talk, and exploring personal strengths and achievements, you can develop a more positive self-image and a greater sense of self-worth

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Moving Towards a Brighter Future

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

These are key issues many deaf people face on a daily basis.

Emotional support: We can provide emotional support to individuals with hearing loss and their families. The counsellor can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express your feelings and concerns.

Coping skills: Counselling can help you develop coping skills to deal with the challenges of living in a hearing world. Coping skills can include stress management techniques, problem-solving strategies, and self-care practices.

Relationship and communication skills: We can help you develop better communication and relationship skills. This can improve relationships with family members, friends, and caregivers.

Self-esteem and self-confidence: Counselling can help you improve your self-esteem and self-confidence. This can lead to a better sense of self-worth and a more positive outlook on life.

Goal-setting and motivation: We can help you set realistic goals and develop strategies to achieve them. This can provide motivation and a sense of purpose.

Education and information: Counselling can provide you with information and available resources. 

Easy Access

Contact us if you would like to ask some questions

Make a Referral

Self-paid, free funding applications & organisations

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How we support you

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

♣ Exploring your feelings & thoughts

♣ Understanding of how difficulties may have developed

♣ Coping with different emotions

♣ Concerns about memory and changes in thinking

♣ Dealing with distress and trauma

♣ Concerns about relationships

♣ Setting realistic aspirations for the future

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    Questions you may wish to ask

    How?

    What to expect? – your counsellor will understand the issues you may be facing; each person is different; however, in Spinal Cord Injury 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. 

    Self-paying

    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.

    Free funding

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

    The exceptions to this where we can apply for specialist spinal cord injury counselling are one or more of the following:

     You have been discharged as unsuitable for their service.

    ⇒ Your issues around trauma, grief & addictions.

    ⇒ You use a communication device.

    ⇒ There are some exceptional circumstances.

    ⇒ A new Spinal Cord Injury is normally considered an exceptional circumstance.

    ⇒ A complete Spinal Cord Injury is normally classed as an exceptional circumstance.

    We support most NHS regions without the above listed, contact us, and we can let you know if an application can be made for you. 

    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.

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    Spina Bifida

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    BSL Counselling for Deaf Adults & Teenagers

    Transforming Mental Health in BSL

    BSL Counselling is precisely what it is; our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are either deaf themselves or come from a deaf background, such as a child of a deaf adult who can sign fluently.

    We meet you with respect empathy & understanding, focusing on your actual lived experience, trying to see the world through your eyes, taking into account what is going on internally, as well as considering the effect of outside influences.

    If you are struggling, get in touch with our friendly team.

    About us

    At DisabilityPlus, we stand out from general counselling services by offering a team of counsellors and psychotherapists who are not only qualified but also deeply understand the nuances of deafness and the mental health issues it can bring.

    We are proud to have both deaf and hearing professionals who are fluent in BSL, ensuring effective communication with every client.

    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.
    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.

    Our Purpose

    Deaf-Centred Expertise: Unlike general or disability counsellors who may not have specific experience with deaf culture, our therapists bring an unparalleled depth of knowledge.

    We intimately understand the emotional and psychological complexities of living as a deaf person. 

    If you are currently struggling, please contact the spinal cord injury counselling team.

    two ladies in a park, they are using sign language to talk to each-other. They are discussing BSL Counselling.

    Quality BSL Counselling Services

    We understand that seeking counselling should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer various options to fund your counselling journey. DisabilityPlus offers affordable self-paid payment plans, ensuring that quality mental health support is within reach for all.

    We also offer free funding applications in Wales & Scotland.

    DisabilityPlus is committed to enhancing your mental well-being. Our experienced counsellors provide a safe space to navigate the emotional journey. What sets us apart is our team’s personal experience – they’ve been where you are. Our innovative video call and counselling methods offer convenience and comfort, eliminating geographical barriers and allowing you to connect with professionals who genuinely understand.

     

    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 Wales

    ♣  BSL or Hearing Loss

    ♣  Free Assessment Session

    ♣  Managed Application

    Other Referrals

    ♣ Professional Organisations

    ♣ Mental Health Providers

    ♣ Friends & Family

    ♣ Carers

    ♣ GP’s

    Man sat on a desk, he is signing within a BSL counselling session.

    Counselling Overview

    Our Counsellors & Psychotherapists are driven to support their own community; this is not a job for them. It’s their passion. This is what makes us specialists; we do not use interpreters or rely on your family to talk for you.

    Here are a few benefits of BSL counselling with DisabilityPlus. 

    Specialist Acreditated & Registered Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

    You can choose a counsellor who is Deaf, Oral Deaf or Hearing; it’s your choice.

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

    Video Counselling to ensure you can connect with specialists wherever you live.

    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 BSL 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. 

      Mental Health Support

      Social contexts and relationships have a big influence on all of us. This can be a source of both difficulties and problems as well as individual development and growth.

      Misunderstandings, misinterpretations and misconceptions can lead to individual and collective suffering, especially when you have hearing loss.

      Counselling can help you improve your daily living standards; we do this by helping you with common mental health problems. Examples include:

      Depression: You may experience depression due to the isolation and loneliness that can come with deafness and the barriers they face in accessing mental health services.

      Anxiety: Communication difficulties and navigating a hearing world can be a source of anxiety for you; the lack of understanding and support from others can compound these feelings.

      Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Deaf individuals may be more likely to experience traumatic events, such as bullying, discrimination, or abuse, which can lead to PTSD.

      Substance abuse: Some people may be more likely to turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for the stress and isolation they experience.

      Psychosis: Studies have shown that deaf people may be at a higher risk of developing psychosis, possibly due to a combination of social isolation, communication barriers, and stress.

      It’s important to note that not all deaf people experience these mental health conditions.

      Moving towards a brighter future

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

      These are key issues many deaf people face on a daily basis.

      Emotional support: We can provide emotional support to individuals with hearing loss and their families. The counsellor can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express your feelings and concerns.

      Coping skills: Counselling can help you develop coping skills to deal with the challenges of living in a hearing world. Coping skills can include stress management techniques, problem-solving strategies, and self-care practices.

      Relationship and communication skills: We can help you develop better communication and relationship skills. This can improve relationships with family members, friends, and caregivers.

      Self-esteem and self-confidence: Counselling can help you improve your self-esteem and self-confidence. This can lead to a better sense of self-worth and a more positive outlook on life.

      Goal-setting and motivation: We can help you set realistic goals and develop strategies to achieve them. This can provide motivation and a sense of purpose.

      Education and information: Counselling can provide you with information and available resources. 

      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

      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.

      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)

      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?

      We can apply for free funding in most of Wales & Scotland. If approved, the counselling is paid for you.

      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.

      You can ask us if you qualify for a free funding application or self-refer to start the funding process.

      Funding can not be guaranteed; however, we have a great relationship with most NHS regions.

      If you are in England and would like free funding, self-refer to Sign Health which has a national BSL contract with NHS England.

      Click Here to Self-Refer to Sign Health

      Take The First Step:

      Embark on a path towards emotional well-being and personal empowerment. Our specialised BSL counselling is designed to guide you towards positive outcomes.

      Reach out to us & schedule your consultation, and take the first step towards a brighter future.

      A couple sat in their wheelchairs on paving, they are looking at a church with many people walking towards them. They are feeling better after having spinal cord injury counselling

      “I never thought I’d find counselling that truly catered to my needs as a deaf individual. DisabilityPlus exceeded my expectations, and I can’t thank them enough.”

      “The video call counselling sessions are incredibly convenient, and the counsellors’ empathy and expertise shine through. I wholeheartedly recommend DisabilityPlus.”

      “Waiting list for NHS BSL Counselling in England are very long. I used DisabilityPlus to self-pay and was amazed at how affordable their services are. I got the help I needed quickly without breaking the bank.”

      “Thank you, DisabilityPlus, BSL Counselling really helped me”.

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