Muscular Dystrophy Counselling

DisabilityPlus supports you with therapists with similar disabilities to Muscular Dystrophy, typically Spinal Cord Injury, Learning Difficulties, Brittle Bones & Cerebral Palsy. This understanding enables cultural support. Our Muscular Dystrophy Counselling is with therapists with the lived experience needed to understand the complexity of an MD. Our therapy supports you with mental & emotional health issues to allow you to have a brighter future.

man in wheelchair with laptop on his lap taking a Muscular Dystrophy Counselling Session

Mental Health

Our Service supports people with mental health, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition stems from Muscular Dystrophy. Our specialist therapists understand the problems a genetic condition can have on a person’s mental & emotional health.

Physical and mental health are closely linked; however, your mental health is more vulnerable when physical health is affected by a disease or illness. Most mainstream therapists have not supported an MD person before.

Counselling with a therapist who understands the emotional connection removes the challenges of cultural & cognitive misunderstanding between you and a therapist.

You are braver than you believe, & stronger than you seem & smarter than you think. 

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Counselling

Muscular Dystrophy 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.

Aspirations

Our therapy can help you set goals to work towards, particularly during the initial stages. 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.

Psychological Support

We will help you learn alternative ways of responding to your experience; this can help provide relief during difficult times and enhance your ability to get more enjoyment, comfort and ease in your journey with or through your illness.

Spinal Cord Counselling

Carers

Those who take care of people with MD can also benefit from counselling. Making sacrifices to care for a loved one can lead to feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, and isolation. Counselling can provide helpful guidance and support on coping in the best way possible.

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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Call

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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