Two ladies, one in her 40s and one in her early twenties. They are sat on red bean bag chairs. They are discussing Hearing loss counselling DisabilityPlus gives every person the opportunity to be supported by a Counsellor who understands the complexity of deafness. Hearing Loss Counselling is for people living with mental health issues triggered by suddenly acquired, gradually reducing or age-related loss of hearing.
  • Therapists with Hearing Loss
  • Pay-yourself, Immediate Start
  • Saver Plans
  • Unemployed Concessions

Mental Health

There can be a connection between hearing loss and depression: When people struggle to hear, communication becomes challenging, and loneliness, sorrow and social isolation can quickly follow. For many people who use our practice, anger is a significant factor. Some people hold this anger that consumes them; others have explosive anger lashing out in frustration. Many people feel discriminated against or ignored, reducing their self-worth. We support people who have difficulties that include:
  • The everyday understanding of the conversation
  • The feeling of being able to hear but not understand
  • Having to turn up the TV or radio
  • Asking others to repeat often
  • Avoidance of social situations that were once enjoyable
  • A sense of exhaustion after a day of listening to other people
  • Increased difficulty communicating in noisy situations like restaurants
  • Family gatherings
  • Group meetings

Psychological Support

Our specialist hearing loss counselling service is for people who have been impacted by HL, whether that be personally or within the family or social group. We are committed to supporting individuals from all backgrounds. We offer to talk person-centred therapy,  through this support, you can gain a clearer understanding of 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. We support hearing loss counselling for people with differing levels of Deafness, including Suddenly Acquired Deafness through a Medical Issue or Accident and declining hearing through age or other circumstances. Our Therapists use spoken words (oral) & visual gestures to communicate with individuals who usually struggle using a mainstream therapist.

Quality Assured

Our Hearing Loss 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