Specialist Epilepsy Counselling

Specialist Epilepsy Counselling

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Psychological Support

DisabilityPlus gives every person the opportunity to be supported by a counsellor who has Epilepsy, this enables full cultural support. Our Epilepsy Counselling Service supports people with their mental health, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition stemming from Epilepsy. Our specialist therapists understand the problems caused by a person’s mental & emotional health.

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Emotional Problems

No matter how severe, your epilepsy may cause you to experience emotional and behavioural changes. These changes can include extreme mood swings, anger and self-imposed isolation, however; It is also common to see some people present with mild to moderate depression & anxiety.

Complex Issues

In some cases, your epilepsy can lead to more serious mental health problems, including complex anxiety, severe depression, disassociation, personality disorders, addictions & even self-harm & suicidal thoughts.

Epilepsy Counselling

There are no set counselling methodologies when working with a person who has epilepsy. Each person can bring different presenting issues; one solution does not fit all. Your therapist will help instil a more positive outlook on your condition and its long-term impact on your daily life. The structured personal injury counselling treatment plan will focus on problem-solving; this will help you manage your issues more effectively. 

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Personalised

We offer person-centred therapy; through this support, you can better understand yourself and make healthier, more positive choices in your life in ways that are most suited to you. It is an opportunity to focus on yourself and use it how you want to.

Recovery

In our epilepsy counselling service, there is generally a higher mental health recovery rate. This recovery is unique to specialist services who understand the issues from a place of experience from the very first session.  

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Quality Assured

Our Epilepsy 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

Epilepsy Definition

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of abnormal electrical activity in your brain. Doctors diagnose epilepsy when you have two or more seizures with no other identifiable cause.

Epilepsy affects 50 millionTrusted Source people around the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and nearly 3.5 millionTrusted Source people in the United States, per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Anyone can develop epilepsy, but it most commonlyTrusted Source onsets in young children and older adults. According to research published in 2021, men develop epilepsy more often than women, possibly because of higher exposure to risk factors like alcohol use and head trauma.

The two main types of seizures are:

  • generalised seizures
  • focal seizures

Generalised seizures affect your whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect only one part of your brain.

A mild seizure may be difficult to recognise. It may only last a few seconds, and you may remain awake while it happens. Stronger seizures can cause spasms and uncontrollable muscle twitches. They can last from a few seconds to several minutes and may cause confusion or loss of consciousness. Afterward, you may have no memory of a seizure happening.

There’s currently no cure for epilepsy, but it can be managed with medications and other strategies.

What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

 

Seizures are the main symptom of epilepsy. Symptoms differ from person to person and according to the type of seizure.

Focal (partial) seizures

A focal aware seizure (previously called simple partial seizure) does not involve loss of consciousness. Symptoms include:

  • alterations to sense of taste, smell, sight, hearing, or touch
  • dizziness
  • tingling and twitching of limbs

Focal unaware seizures (previously called complex partial seizures) involve loss of awareness or consciousness. Other symptoms include:

  • staring blankly
  • unresponsiveness
  • performing repetitive movements

 

Generalised Seizures

Generalised seizures involve the whole brain.

Subtypes include:

  • Absence seizures. Absence seizures used to be called “petit mal seizures.” They tend to cause a short loss of awareness, a blank stare, and may cause repetitive movements like lip smacking or blinking.
  • Tonic seizures. Tonic seizures cause sudden stiffness in the muscles in your legs, arms, or trunk.
  • Atonic seizures. Atonic seizures lead to loss of muscle control. They’re also called “drop seizures” because a sudden loss of muscle strength can make you fall suddenly.
  • Clonic seizures. Clonic seizures are characterised by repeated, jerky muscle movements of the face, neck, and arms.
  • Myoclonic seizures. Myoclonic seizures cause spontaneous quick twitching of the arms and legs. Sometimes these seizures cluster together.
  • Tonic-clonic seizures. Tonic-clonic seizures used to be called “grand mal seizures.” Symptoms include:
    • stiffening of the body
    • shaking
    • loss of bladder or bowel control
    • biting of the tongue
    • loss of consciousness

 

Following a seizure, you may not remember having one, or you might feel slightly ill for a few hours.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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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 

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. 

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.

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

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£ 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)

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.
 

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

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.

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.

About us

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The core principle of the DisabilityPlus Counselling Services is cultural understanding for each person.
DisabilityPlus offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited Counsellors & Psychotherapists. 
The counselling team are hand-selected for each disability & injury.
We are passionate and compassionate professionals, driven by the mission of helping more people live a better and happier life every day.  
Our support is for individuals, carers & family members. 
You can start sessions by self-paying for an immediate start; we take professional organisation referrals & can apply for NHS funding for you.

Body Dysmorphia

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You will be supported by a counsellor who understands the complexity of living with body dysmorphia. 

Our therapists specialise in mental & emotional health-supporting your negative body image & perceptions. 

Chronic Fatigue (CFS)

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has Chronic Fatigue . Our specialist therapists can help you come to terms with living with CFS/ME & work through the mental health issues it creates. 

Our therapy service can increase your daily living standards

Fibromyalgia Counselling

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You will be supported by a counsellor who has Fibromyalgia.  

We offer psychological support with one of our specialist qualified counsellors who support people who are affected by FMS symptoms.

Personality Disorders

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