Specialist Disability Counselling

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About us

DisabilityPlus Injury Counselling Services is the award-winning sister company of Deaf4Deaf Counselling & Psychotherapy. The sole aim of our service is to support the wider demographic of disabled & injured people wherever they may live with quality counselling.

  • Specialist Psychotherapists 
  • Self-Pay for Immediate Start
  • Concessions, Saver Packages
  • Reduced Fees for Unemployed
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About us

DisabilityPlus Injury Counselling Services is the award-winning sister company of Deaf4Deaf Counselling & Psychotherapy. We formed our new service with the sole aim of supporting the wider demographic of disabled & injured people wherever they may live with quality counselling.

  • NHS Paid Counselling Applications
  • Pay-Yourself Plans, Immediate Start
  • Saver Plans
  • Unemployed Concessions
  • Specialist Disability Therapists
Specialist

Our team offers those affected by disabilities a unique opportunity to work with counsellors who have a personal insight to provide an understanding & recognition of the issues faced.

Therapy

A disability can be any physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional, or developmental condition that hampers or reduces your ability to carry out everyday tasks. In some cases, you may have a combination of injuries and disabilities; because we are specialists, we can support you no matter what the disability or injury.

Counselling can help address these issues and help you cope better with the disability and adapt to the changes it brings. A trusted professional will be there to help you explore ways of making these more manageable. Sometimes there is a misconception that counselling is advice-giving, but this is not the case.

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Disability Counselling, how?

Our Disability Counselling Service is predominantly delivered online using our HIPPA compliant video systems that are fully secured and confidential. We do offer face-to-face counselling depending on where you live and the proximity of the counsellor. The online solution allows us to bring together the specialists that would be hard to find.

Funding Options

We offer privately paid sessions & savers, which reduces the average price per session; examples are buying a block of 3 or 6 sessions. We offer NHS applications for free funding & we work with solicitors, employment support companies & any other professional organisation that refers you to us

Contact us to find out more about our Specialist Disability Counselling Service

Our Services
Quality Standards

Our Disability Counselling Team are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & (UKCP). We are bound by the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling. We comply with the Data Protection Act

Standard of Living

  • Disabled people are more likely to be living in poverty than non-disabled people
  • Disabled people over the age of 65 were twice as likely than non-disabled people to be living in food poverty
  • There is a shortage of adequate housing for disabled people with less than 17% of councils having clear strategies to build disabled-friendly homes

Health and Care

  • Disabled people are more likely to experience health inequalities and are likely to die younger
  • Men with mental ill health are likely to die 20 years earlier and women 13 years earlier than their non-disabled peers

Participation and Identity

  • Disabled people are less likely to be in political office and public appointments
  • Disabled people are more likely to face barriers using public transport affecting their independence

Justice and detention

  • Disability hate crime in 2015/2016 increased by 54% although this could reflect better reporting processes
  • Criminal Justice agencies do not always understand what forms a disability hate crime

Work

  • Only 8% of employers report recruiting a disabled person in the past 12 months
  • In 2015/2016, less than half of disabled adults were in employment compared to almost 80% of the non-disabled working age population
  • Disabled people in Britain are likely to be paid less per hour than their non-disabled peers

Education

  • Disabled children are more likely to experience bullying at school
  • In 2015/2016, the proportion of disabled people without any qualifications was nearly 3 times that of their non-disabled peers
  • Disabled young people are twice as likely to be ‘not in education, employment or training (NEET)’

 

For more information visit:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/being-disabled-britain-journey-less-equal

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-disability-issues

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/

http://www.papworthtrust.org.uk/

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/contact-us.html

Adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities.  

Many people will experience a disability at some point during their lives. 

Disabilities limit how a child or adult functions. These limitations may include difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.

Although “people with disabilities” sometimes refers to a single population, this is a diverse group of people with a wide range of needs. 

Two people with the same type of disability can be affected in very different ways. Some disabilities may be hidden or not easy to see.

Many Adults with Disabilities Report Frequent Mental Distress

A recent study found that adults with disabilities report experiencing more mental distress than those without disabilities. 

In 2018, an estimated 17.4 million (32.9%) adults with disabilities experienced frequent mental distress, defined as 14 or more reported mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days. 

Frequent mental distress is associated with poor health behaviours, increased use of health services, mental disorders, chronic disease, and limitations in daily life.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation, disconnect, disrupted routines, and diminished health services have greatly impacted the lives and mental well-being of people with disabilities.

It’s Okay Not to Feel Okay

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to stressful situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can depend on your background, your support systems (e.g. family or friends), your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors.

People with disabilities or developmental delays may respond strongly to the stress of a crisis, particularly if they are also at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (for example, older people and people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions).

Disability Counselling is recommended. 

Resource: Centre of Disease Control and Prevention

Amputees

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Your therapist has an amputation or is a specialist which creates cultural understanding from the first session.

Using a specialist service who understand the problems of losing a limb first-hand could be the first step to your mental & emotional health recovery. 

Brittle Bones Counselling

You will be supported by a counsellor who has OI or you can choose a counsellor with a similar disability. 

Specialist Counselling can help you regain wellbeing and balance in your life.

Dyslexia & Auditory Processing

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A counsellor with Dyslexia will support you with expert counselling.

Dyslexia & Auditory Processing may not be a mental illness, but its results can trigger mental illness. 

BSL/Oral Counselling

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Your counsellor will be profoundly deaf, which creates cultural understanding from the first session.

Our deaf mental health counselling service addresses the core need for cultural understanding with a counsellor that understands the feelings of discrimination & lack of knowledge.

This service is for BSL & Oral Profoundly Deaf People 

Personal injuries

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The Personal Injury Team is hand-selected based on their expertise in supporting people post-injury.

We support you with emotional & mental health support following a significant personal injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has spinal cord injuries.

Our Spinal Cord Injury Counselling Service supports you with your mental health, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition stemming from the spinal cord injury. 

Muscular Dystrophy

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You will be supported by a counsellor who is disabled with a similar disability. 

Professional therapists who understand the complexity of muscular dystrophy.

Our treatment plans focus on how the varying degrees of Muscular Dystrophy has affected your mental and emotional health.

Autistic Spectrum

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The counsellor who supports you has expert knowledge & lived experiences of Autism.

Our treatment plans focus on how the varying degrees of Autism has affected your mental and emotional health.

Gradually Reducing or Sudden Acquired Hearing Loss

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Your therapist will have hearing loss with the lived experience of discrimination and frustration.

Therapy for people with differing levels of Hearing Loss, including Suddenly Acquired Deafness through a Medical Issue, age or Accident.

For Profoundly Deaf BSL Service click below

Road Traffic Accidents

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RTA Mental Health Specialists support you when you are injured and may present additional issues such as physical, sensory or neurological problems.
Counselling can help you prevent possible longer-lasting symptoms.
 

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Counselling

You will be supported by a counsellor who has Cerebral Palsy or you can choose a counsellor with a similar disability. 

Counselling gives you time and space to work through your problems. 

Therapy helps you gain a different perspective on problems and issues. 

Arthritis Counselling

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has years of experience supporting people with Chronic Arthritis or you can choose a counsellor with a similar disability. 

Assistance Dogs

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Our assistance dog counselling service can help you get the support you deserve. Your counsellor will have an assistance dog and has lived through the feelings and emotions of loss and grief.

Tinnitus

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Your counsellor who will support you has Tinnitus and therefore can help you with expert knowledge and lived experiences.

Our team can help with qualified specialist mental health therapists who specialise in supporting people who have Tinnitus and Balance Issues.

CODA Counselling

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You will be supported by a counsellor who is CODA. 

Our CODA Counselling Service (children or now adults) supports you with your mental & emotional health.

Our specialist therapists understand the problems a cross-culture can have on your mental & emotional health.

Multiple Sclerosis

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has Multiple Sclerosis or you can choose a counsellor with a similar disability. 

MS Counselling gives you time and space to work through your problems. Therapy helps you gain a different perspective on problems and issues. 

Therapy provides a safe, non-judgemental and respectful environment. Counselling can help you regain well-being and balance in your life.

Epilepsy

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has Epilepsy.

Specialist Epilepsy Counselling provides an essential place after taking the step to decide you want to speak with a counsellor; you must find someone that ‘fits’ you and your personality for the best possible outcome.

Sight Loss Counselling

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Sight Loss Counselling can help you manage the impact of becoming blind or vision impaired with dignity and self-respect. 
 
We have blind & vision impaired therapists; this creates a robust platform for the counselling to be successful from the outset.
 

Cochlear Implant Support

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has a cochlear implant

Our team use Spoken Word (oral), Lip Reading & Visual Gestures. 

We offer a live subtitle service if video sessions are selected. 

Vestibular Disorders

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Your counsellor who will support you has Vestibular Disorders and therefore can help you with expert knowledge and lived experiences.

Our team can help with qualified specialist mental health therapists who specialise in supporting people who have Vestibular Issues.

NHS Funding Facts

For DisabilityPlus to make an NHS application for you based on your condition, we must satisfy specific criteria before making the NHS Application. 

The application for you must include one of the below disabilities or life-changing conditions.

  • Loss of Limb or Mobility
  • Long Term Medical or Physical Condition
  • Brain Injury or Concussion
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Sight Loss
  • Sudden Acquired Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus or Vestibular 
  • Epilepsy
  • Grief 
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Self-Paid Services are available if you do not qualify for an NHS application with DisabilityPlus.

Paying Privately

Private therapy can allow you to start sessions quickly, you can also start privately & we can make an NHS application for you to maintain your care with the same therapist.

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Relationship Counselling

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Standard counselling services generally help couples without additional issues such as physical, sensory & injuries.  

Using a specialist service means there will be no lost time trying to explain to the therapist the problems you and your partner have with coping with the specific situation.

LENS Neurofeedback Training

LENS Neurofeedback Training Therapist

We are proud to offer this specialist service.

In its most basic sense, LENS is training in self-regulation, a necessary part of optimal brain performance and function, allowing the nervous system to function more adaptively.

This result in greater relaxation, a sense of ease and improved emotional resilience. LENS neurofeedback is not diagnosis-specific. It is not a treatment for any specific condition. It is a generalised process that optimises brain function.

 

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Brain Injuries

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Our Traumatic Brain Injury Counselling Service supports people with their mental health, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition stemming from an accident or injury. 

Our specialist therapists understand the problems a brain injury can have on a person’s mental & emotional health.

Concussion

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Counselling for Concussions can help you avoid potential mental health issues such as panic attacks, depression, anxieties, substance abuse &, in extreme cases, self-harm & suicidal thoughts.

Your counsellor is trained to support people with mild to moderate brain injuries.

Chronic Pain

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You will be supported by a counsellor who lives with chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Counselling & Psychotherapy delivers quality therapy for people who have issues caused by severe pain. 

NHS Funding Facts

For DisabilityPlus to make an NHS application for you based on your condition, we must satisfy specific criteria before making the NHS Application. 

The application for you must include one of the below disabilities or life-changing conditions.

  • Loss of Limb or Mobility
  • Long Term Medical or Physical Condition
  • Brain Injury or Concussion
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Sight or Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus or Vestibular 
  • Epilepsy
  • Grief 
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Self-Paid Services are available if you do not qualify for an NHS application with DisabilityPlus.

NHS England Applications

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SIGNHEALTH the Deaf charity is now delivering all NHS BSL Counselling Sessions. 

If you would still like to use our service there are Self-Pay options. 

Click the NHS Application button below to be directed to the Self-Referral form of SIGNHEALTH

Pricing Table

£ 85 Per Session
  • 3 Session Saver (paid in advance) £240 = £70
  • Each Session is 50 Minutes Duration
  • Secure Video Sessions
  • In-Person (ask for locations)

Assistance Dog Counselling

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The counsellor who supports you has been through the retirement and bereavement from previous assistance dogs. We can offer you a safe, empathic and authentic service where your emotions can be fully explored and accepted

Chronic Conditions

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