Loss of Limb Counselling

DisabilityPlus empowers you with a Counsellor who has Lost a Limb, enabling full cultural support. Our Loss of Limb Counselling Service supports people with their mental health, whether pre-existing issues have become worse or a new condition that stems from an amputation.

Limb loss survivors who experience depression might also notice symptoms such as – changes in sleeping and eating habits, having no appetite, trouble concentrating and Losing interest in activities you once found enjoyable, Lack of energy, and withdrawing from social situations. 

Lady in her 30s sat on a wooden floor. She has a mechanical leg from the knee down. She is thinking about going to loss of limb counselling.

DisabilityPlus empowers you with a Counsellor who has Lost a Limb, enabling full cultural support.

Our Loss of Limb Counselling Service supports people with their mental health, whether pre-existing issues have become worse or a new condition that stems from an amputation.

Limb loss survivors who experience depression might also notice symptoms such as – changes in sleeping and eating habits, having no appetite, trouble concentrating and Losing interest in activities you once found enjoyable, Lack of energy, and withdrawing from social situations.

Lady in her 30s sat on a wooden floor. She has a mechanical leg from the knee down. She is thinking about going to loss of limb counselling.

Psychological Support

Our loss of limb counselling service has therapists who have years of experience counselling people pre & post-amputation, we know thoughts & reactions following or pre the acquired amputation are unique to each person. Mental health issues can range from mild to severe; however, problems can include body dysmorphia, chronic fatigue, cognitive disorders, emotional regulation, depression & anxiety. In extreme cases, losing a limb can cause more severe personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, self-harm & addictions.

 

Psychological Support

Our loss of limb counselling service has therapists who have years of experience counselling people pre & post-amputation, we know thoughts & reactions following or pre the acquired amputation are unique to each person.

Mental health issues can range from mild to severe; however, problems can include body dysmorphia, chronic fatigue, cognitive disorders, emotional regulation, depression & anxiety.

In extreme cases, losing a limb can cause more severe personality disorders, suicidal thoughts, self-harm & addictions.

 

Physical and mental health are closely linked; however, your mental health is more vulnerable when physical health is affected by illness or injury”

Supporting someone with an amputation is not as straightforward as supporting a generalised person with depression & anxieties. Many therapists do not have the experience; they may have never met an amputee and understand how you feel.

The therapist who supports you will understand how losing a body part creates change within your life. The emotional effects of limb loss are significant, whether the amputation is due to a severe illness or a sudden traumatic injury. Physical and mental recovery can be complicated and take a long time.

 

The circumstances around your amputation can affect how you feel emotionally. You will have time to plan for the change if the amputation is because of a known health condition. You may be able to prepare emotionally for the recovery process. For people who have been in pain or discomfort before amputation, there may be a sense of relief once the operation is complete.‌ 

Loss of limb counselling is not restricted to a single method of therapy. Each person can bring different presenting issues; one solution does not fit all. As a specialist service, we can support you no matter the problems.

Our therapy can help you set goals to work towards, particularly during rehabilitation. We know that goals & aspirations should be meaningful to your life and attainable and realistic. Our therapists will help develop such plans by setting achievable targets at each counselling stage. Goals often provide a sense of purpose and structure (daily routine) and improve confidence and self-esteem.

Loss of limb counselling is not restricted to a single method of therapy. Each person can bring different presenting issues; one solution does not fit all. As a specialist service, we can support you no matter the problems.

Our therapy can help you set goals to work towards, particularly during rehabilitation. We know that goals & aspirations should be meaningful to your life and attainable and realistic.

Our therapists will help develop such plans by setting achievable targets at each counselling stage. Goals often provide a sense of purpose and structure (daily routine) and improve confidence and self-esteem.

Lady sat on the floor on a sports ground. She has a prostecic leg, she is considering mental health counselling for amputees

Loss of limb Counselling will help you understand why you do things in the way you do; counselling will help you uncover distorted or unhealthy thinking patterns.

Referrals

Our referrals cater 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

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 

Self-Paid Services are available if you do not qualify for an NHS application with DisabilityPlus.

Profesional Organisations

We support many organisations from solicitors, employment support all the way through to smaller organisations that need support. Contact us to find out more. 

Self-Pay Plans

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

 

Mixed Plans

Being a major service, we can offer a mixed plan where you start paying privately & then if funding comes in you can switch to a funded model of counselling.

Contact us to find out more

Get In Touch

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01932 881849

Email

info@disabilityplus.co.uk

Office Address

DisabilityPlus House, 25 Pembroke Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 4NT

Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Weekends: Clossed

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