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Mental Health Counselling for

Adults with Acquired Head Injury

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Free Funding Applications, Self-Pay, Employment Support, Professional Organisations.

Counselling for Adults with Mental or Emotional Health Conditions due to an Acquired Head Injury.

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Mental Health Counselling for

Adults with Acquired Head Injury

Supporting you with expert understanding

Your Service

Free Funding Applications, Self-Pay, Employment Support, Professional Organisations.

Counselling for Adults with Mental or Emotional Health Conditions due to an Acquired Head Injury.

Counsellors & Psychotherapists with an Amputation.

Affordable, Professional Disability Focused Therapy from Any Device.

Text, Chat & Video. Convenient, Discreet, Professional Online Therapy Anytime, Anywhere.

Psychological Support

Acquired Head Injury Counselling can help you with your emotional & mental health; our therapists work with people with varying degrees of concussions & injuries. The therapy focuses on assisting you to overcome various psychological barriers.

Our team understands that living with head trauma can be difficult, but we know it can be manageable.

Our treatment plans focus on helping you think more clearly & gain a purpose.

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Psychological Support

Acquired Head Injury Counselling can help you with your emotional & mental health; our therapists work with people with varying degrees of concussions & injuries. The therapy focuses on assisting you to overcome various psychological barriers.

Our team understands that living with head trauma can be difficult, but we know it can be manageable.

Our treatment plans focus on helping you think more clearly & gain a purpose.

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Therapy

Our therapy supports you with mental & emotional health issues to allow you to have a brighter future.

Our Service supports you with your mental health, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition that stems from a head injury. Our specialist therapists understand the problems concussion can have on your mental & emotional health.

Our treatment plans focus on helping you think more clearly & gain a purpose.

Therapy

Our therapy supports you with mental & emotional health issues to allow you to have a brighter future.

Our Service supports you with your mental health, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition that stems from a head injury. Our specialist therapists understand the problems concussion can have on your mental & emotional health.

Our treatment plans focus on helping you think more clearly & gain a purpose.

Mental Health

A concussion is the most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury. The brain’s soft tissue supported by spinal fluid encased in the protective shell of the skull can be damaged by the trauma jolting the brain.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising and damage blood vessels and nerves. The concussion restricts the brain from functioning as it should; signs may not appear for days or weeks after the injury.

Mood regulation issues are common in people with concussions; symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, apathy & inconsistent sleep can be evident following head trauma. Mental Health for a head injury with qualified therapists who understand the complexity of concussion could be the first step to a better future.

Mental Health

A concussion is the most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury. The brain’s soft tissue supported by spinal fluid encased in the protective shell of the skull can be damaged by the trauma jolting the brain.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising and damage blood vessels and nerves. The concussion restricts the brain from functioning as it should; signs may not appear for days or weeks after the injury.

Mood regulation issues are common in people with concussions; symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, apathy & inconsistent sleep can be evident following head trauma. Mental Health for a head injury with qualified therapists who understand the complexity of concussion could be the first step to a better future.

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Emotional Impact

Persistent post-concussive symptoms, also called post-concussion syndrome, occur when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery period after the initial injury. The usual recovery period is weeks to months. These symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, and problems with concentration and memory.

The emotional impact of a concussion can make you feel sad, frightened, confused, worried, angry, & overwhelmed.

In severe cases, Addictions & Suicidal Thoughts can come to the surface. However, mental health counselling for a head injury service with specialist therapists can help you through your journey.

Emotional Impact

Persistent post-concussive symptoms, also called post-concussion syndrome, occur when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery period after the initial injury. The usual recovery period is weeks to months. These symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, and problems with concentration and memory.

The emotional impact of a concussion can make you feel sad, frightened, confused, worried, angry, & overwhelmed.

In severe cases, Addictions & Suicidal Thoughts can come to the surface. However, mental health counselling for a head injury service with specialist therapists can help you through your journey.

Funding Options

Referrals

Counselling for head injury referrals caters for all types of requirements, you can contact us directly for more information or complete a self-referral form to move to the next step. We reply to you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

NHS Applications

Mental health counselling for a head injury for Free NHS Funding is not available through our specialist service.

For free funding please visit your GP who will signpost you to the local IAPT service for assessment.

 

Professional Organisations

We support many organisations with mental health counselling for a head injury, including solicitors, and employment support, all the way to smaller organisations that need support.

Contact us to find out more.

Self-Pay Plans

Mental health counselling for head injury sessions is 50 minutes long and booked in advance.

We offer self-pay plans, including pay-by-session & saver packs where you can buy groups of 3 & 6 sessions at reduced price points.

Single Session – £85

3 Session Saver – £210 (£70)

6 Session Saver – £360 (£60)

Please contact us if you are in financial difficulties.

 

Mixed Plans

Being a major service, we can offer mental health counselling for head injury with a mixed plan. This means you can start paying privately & then, if or when funding comes in you can switch to a funded model of counselling.

Contact us to find out more

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Email

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Head Office Address

DisabilityPlus House, 25 Pembroke Avenue

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General Information

Brain Injuries
  • 700,000 people visit A&E departments in the UK annually with a head injury; 140,000 will be admitted for treatment. [NICE]
  • Approximately 1 million people in the UK currently live with the long-term effects of a brain injury. 

Brain injuries are commonly categorised as ‘traumatic’ or ‘acquired’

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow to the head which might be caused by anything from a simple trip to a collision on the sports field to a major road accident or assault. A TBI is further classified as mild, moderate or severe. Find out more in our assessing brain injuries section.

There are many different types and severities of brain injury:

  • A concussion is the most common brain injury and is often described as a ‘mild’ injury.
  • A closed head injury occurs where there is impact without breaking the skull.
  • A penetrating head injury occurs when an object fractures the skull and enters brain tissue.
  • Diffuse brain injury occurs when the brain moves within the skull when the head is shaken, and damage might be caused in several areas where the brain hits the skull.
  • Brain contusion describes bruised or swollen brain tissue that occurs when the skull cracks or breaks and can be caused, for example, by a depressed skull fracture (fragments of a broken skull pressing against the brain) or a penetrating skull fracture (bone fragments enter the brain tissue).
What is Concussion?

Concussion is a temporary disturbance in the brain’s functioning as a result of a blow to the head.  It is often also referred to as a minor head or minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

Concussion occurs when the brain gets shaken around in the skull following an impact.  This shaking can injure the brain, which can result in both immediate and long-term symptoms.

HOW IS IT CAUSED?

A brief period of unconsciousness, or just feeling sick and dizzy, may result from a person banging their head getting into the car, playing sports, walking into the top of a low door way, or slipping over in the street.  It is estimated that 75-80% of all head injuries fall into this category.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS?

The effects of concussion can leave people with symptoms including dizziness, nausea, confusion or an inability to process or retain information, sensitivity to light, and vision distortion.

In some cases, an individual may lose consciousness as a result of the head injury, but it is important to note that only around 10% of reported concussions involve a loss of consciousness, so it is important to not solely rely on this as an indicator.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Signs of concussion to look out for include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Unsteadiness or imbalance
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred or distorted vision

These symptoms can take place immediately following an impact to the head, or might develop hours, days or weeks later.  They are normal symptoms to experience, and in most cases will improve by themselves within a couple of weeks. However, if any of the symptoms become problematic or persist, you might wish to speak to your GP about any further assessment that may be necessary.

In the majority of cases, there will be no long-term damage caused by a concussion – if treated appropriately with medical assessment and rest.  Occasionally, complications can arise from seemingly minor blows to the head, which is why it is vital that people seek medical attention following a concussion.

PTSD

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are the general population’s leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Risk Factors for PTSD

Several factors have been found to increase the risk of developing PTSD, including:

  • Dissociation during or immediately after the traumatic event
  • High levels of emotion (e.g., fear, helplessness, horror, guilt, or shame) during or immediately after the traumatic event
  • History of prior trauma
  • Lacking social support after the traumatic event
  • Perceived life threat to self or others
  • Prior psychological adjustment problems

Predictors of PTSD

Studies of MVA survivors paint a similar picture in some regards. Interestingly, studies have not found much support for the influence of specific characteristics of the accident (such as how severe it was or whether the driver or passengers were injured) on the development of PTSD. Instead, there is more support for the influence of how the person perceives and subsequently responds to the accident.

For example, a 2012 study found that the perception that your life was in danger was the strongest predictor for PTSD 6 months after the trauma. Another study found that avoidance behaviours, the suppression of thoughts about the car accident, rumination about the trauma, and dissociation were most strongly connected with PTSD symptoms two to six months after an accident.

A strong perception that your life was in danger during a car accident can lead to avoidance behaviours (for example, not getting in a car or going on the highway), which can increase the likelihood of PTSD.

Such avoidance strengthens the belief that driving is dangerous, a thought pattern that can maintain your fear response. Avoiding thoughts and emotions can interfere with the healthy processing of your emotions, which can also increase the risk of PTSD.

What to Look Out For

It is normal to feel a flood of emotions, including shock, guilt, grief, helplessness, confusion, and fear, immediately following a car accident. However, with PTSD, these feelings don’t go away over time and can get worse.

According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), you may have PTSD if you experienced or witnessed a severe trauma, such as a car accident, and develop some of the following symptoms:

  • Avoidance behaviours
  • Changes in emotional reactions
  • Intrusive memories
  • Adverse changes in thinking and mood

These symptoms may also occur as part of your body’s natural response to a traumatic life event. In people who don’t develop PTSD, these symptoms should naturally subside over time.

If you notice your symptoms are getting more severe and/or more frequent, if you’re avoiding more situations, or your symptoms are beginning to interfere with your life, then you may be at risk for developing PTSD.

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