DisabilityPlus empowers you with a Counsellor who is a Child of a Deaf Adult, this enables full cultural support. CODA Counselling & Psychotherapy with therapists who have the lived experience needed to understand the complexity of being a child of a deaf adult is beneficial. Our therapy supports you with mental & emotional health issues to allow you to have a brighter future.
CODA Counselling can help others understand feelings and improve their sense of choice and self-esteem. This, in turn, can cultivate the feeling that life can be enjoyed rather than endured. Often children of deaf adults (CODA) experience isolation and rejection.
Many mainstream therapists have not supported a child of a deaf adult before. CODA counselling with a therapist who understands the emotional connection removes the challenges of cultural & cognitive misunderstanding between you and a therapist.
Most CODAs do not have mental health problems. However, some people can realise that they are becoming depressed & anxious. Nevertheless, many children of deaf adults have disturbing and distressing memories of their childhood. These symptoms often pass; however, they may lead to more serious mental & emotional health conditions in the future.
We can support you with your emotional & mental health; our therapists work with people with varying degrees of cross-culture contamination. The therapy focuses on assisting you to overcome various psychological barriers.
Our team understands that living with a deaf adult can be difficult, but we know it can be manageable. Our treatment plans focus on helping you think more clearly & gain a purpose.
Our Therapists will help you understand why you do things in the way you do; counselling will help you uncover distorted or unhealthy thinking patterns. The therapists will support you by teaching healthy coping skills; these skills can help you navigate life with a brighter future.
The CODA Counselling Team is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (UKCP). We are bound by the ethical framework for good practice in counselling. We comply with the Data Protection Act.