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Concussion Counselling & Psychotherapy

Summary – Our Concussion Counselling Service supports people with their Mental Health after a head or neck injury.  Symptoms may be short or long-term and differ by individual and severity of the concussion. Common issues individuals experience can be thinking/remembering, physical difficulties, sensory impairments, inconsistent sleep, and mood dysregulation. Concussions can have lasting effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Counselling – Our Therapists help individuals learn healthy coping skills; these skills help clients navigate life. Concussion Counselling can help people avoid potential issues & symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, anxieties, substance abuse &, in extreme cases, self-harm & suicidal thoughts.

Expectations from Counselling – Individuals can expect to discuss their physical and emotional health. The Therapist will ask about the symptoms they are experiencing, where and when it occurs, and what factors may affect it. In addition, the Counsellor will ask the individual to discuss any worries or stresses, including those associated with their symptoms. 

Summary – Our Concussion Counselling Service supports people with their Mental Health after a head or neck injury.  Symptoms may be short or long-term and differs by individual and severity of the concussion. Common issues individuals experience can be thinking/remembering, physical difficulties, sensory impairments, inconsistent sleep, and mood dysregulation. Concussions can have lasting effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Concussion Counselling

Concussion Counselling & Psychotherapy

Summary – Our Concussion Counselling Service supports people with their Mental Health after a head or neck injury.  Symptoms may be short or long-term and differ by individual and severity of the concussion. Common issues individuals experience can be thinking/remembering, physical difficulties, sensory impairments, inconsistent sleep, and mood dysregulation. Concussions can have lasting effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Counselling – Our Therapists help individuals learn healthy coping skills; these skills help clients navigate life. Concussion Counselling can help people avoid potential issues & symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, anxieties, substance abuse &, in extreme cases, self-harm & suicidal thoughts.

Expectations from Counselling – Individuals can expect to discuss their physical and emotional health. The Therapist will ask about the symptoms they are experiencing, where and when it occurs, and what factors may affect it. In addition, the Counsellor will ask the individual to discuss any worries or stresses, including those associated with their symptoms. 

Concussion Counselling

Summary – Our Concussion Counselling Service supports people with their Mental Health after a head or neck injury.  Symptoms may be short or long-term and differs by individual and severity of the concussion. Common issues individuals experience can be thinking/remembering, physical difficulties, sensory impairments, inconsistent sleep, and mood dysregulation. Concussions can have lasting effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Concussion Counselling

Summary – Our Concussion Counselling Service supports people with their Mental Health after a head or neck injury.  Symptoms may be short or long-term and differ by individual and severity of the concussion. Common issues individuals experience can be thinking/remembering, physical difficulties, sensory impairments, inconsistent sleep, and mood dysregulation. Concussions can have lasting effects on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Suitability – The service is typically suitable for Adults, Couples & Teenagers who require a Specialist Concussion Counselling Service. People who would benefit from our service have received a blow to the head through an accident.

Concussion Counselling

Counselling – Our Therapists help individuals learn healthy coping skills; these skills help clients navigate life. Concussion Counselling can help people avoid potential issues & symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, anxieties, substance abuse & in extreme cases self-harm & suicidal thoughts.

Expectations from Counselling – Individuals can expect to discuss their physical and emotional health. The Therapist will ask about the symptoms they are experiencing, where and when it occurs, and what factors may affect it. In addition, the Counsellor will ask the individual to discuss any worries or stresses, including those associated with their symptoms. 

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Summary

Concussion
It is not unusual for people who have suffered from from concussion to develop or increase pre-existing mental, emotional health or medical issues. 
Personality Changes
After a concussion, negative moods like sadness, anxiety, or irritation can continue without signs of improving for many individuals. The reality is that most post-concussion personality changes are actually from symptoms that will go away if you get the psychological treatment
Mental Health
Common Examples: PTSD Traits, Emotional Instability, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Psychosis, Sleeping Issues, Depression, Phobias, Dissociation, Social & Health Anxiety
Emotional Health
Common Examples: Black & White Thinking, Low Self-Esteem & Confidence, Despairing, Anger, Worrying too Much About Different Things, Difficulty Thinking Clearly & Making Decisions
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Common Concussion Counselling Questions?

Why Concussion Counselling?

Concussion Counselling may be a better option than Psychotherapy if:

  • You have specific issues or short term problems you wish to address

  • You wish to learn coping skills to help better manage stress and improve relationships

  • You are coping with life transitions and adjustments

  • You are looking for someone who is essentially a “coach” who can guide and support you as you learn to recognise problems and formulate healthy solutions yourself

Concussion Counselling is a short term treatment plan that will last between 6 weeks & 6 months. Clients will receive a Qualified BACP Registered Counsellor who works with individuals who require Concussion Counselling.

The Counselling focuses on the present problem and situation of living with the effects of Concussion. The counsellor will work with the individual giving guidance, support, and education to help identify and find their own solutions.

Why Concussion Psychotherapy?

A psychotherapist may be a better option than Concussion Counselling if:

  • You have problems that are significantly impacting your life and relationships.

  • You are coping with past trauma or believe situations in the past may play a role in your current issues.

  • Your present issues are chronic or recurring.

  • You have a chronic medical condition that is affecting your emotional well-being.

  • You have a diagnosed mental health condition such as severe depression, mood or anxiety disorder.

  • You have seen a counsellor, and your issues aren’t improving even though you’ve been actively working on solutions.

Psychotherapy addresses the root cause and core issues of current problems so that lasting change and personal growth may occur. Clients will work with a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist who will deliver Concussion Counselling. 

Psychotherapy is a longer-term treatment that focuses more on gaining insight into chronic physical and emotional problems. Its focus is on the person’s thought processes and how past events may influence these in conjunction with the concussion that causes problems in the present. 

  • Focus on chronic or recurrent problems

  • Overall patterns, big picture-oriented

  • Long term therapy, either continuous or intermittent over a longer period

  • Feeling and experience focused

  • May include testing such as personality, intelligence

  • In-depth focus on internal thoughts/feelings (core issues) leading to personal growth

What is Relationship Counselling?

Our counsellors provide a caring, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you find a way through the effects of concussion on your relationships as a couple.

Together we will first help you to identify the issues or problems you are facing in your relationship.

If you decide couple counselling (couples or friends) is the way forward for both of you, you will embark on a series of short-term counselling sessions – anything between six and twelve sessions is normal, but it will depend on the issues you are experiencing.

For some couples counselling is the start of a long process of discovery while for others, a few sessions of  counselling may be all they need to move through a rough patch. You will be able to discuss your expectations with your counsellor.

Counselling Methodologies

SoundMind-UK team can offer differing methodologies of Concussion Counselling & Psychotherapies from the outset.

Shorter-term solutions would include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, while medium to longer-term solutions includes Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis & Integrative Methodologies.

Our concussion counselling methodologies include elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy within the treatment plan selected.

Pros of paying privately for Concussion Counselling

Get help almost immediately

Develop a closer, more personal relationship with your therapist as there is no limit on the number of sessions you require.

The NHS has a very ‘one in one out’ style of working, whereas it can feel a lot more personal when you go to private sessions.

Going private means clients can choose different treatments.

Choosing to see a therapist privately offers clients a sense of independence. Although services are available through GPs and NHS-funded mental health services, many people are worried about perceived mental health difficulties appearing on their medical records.

Concussion Counselling Paid by the NHS

SoundMind-UK can apply for NHS funded sessions for you.

Sessions are free; this is the biggest advantage of NHS funding.

No application can be guaranteed to be successful. 

Between the time of application & approval can be 12 weeks or more.

Some regions within the UK will not fund specialist services.

Services that ask us for support include:

  • Solicitors

  • Lawyers

  • Courts

  • Employers

  • Educational establishments (Further Education Colleges, Universities)

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Concussion Counselling Online through our HIPPA compliant video systems has many advantages, including:

Online counselling allows you to speak to a therapist, counsellor or analyst online without having to meet them face to face.

Online therapy is more convenient than traditional therapy. Instead of driving to a therapist’s office for every session, you can log on to our video platform from the comfort of home.

The use of video therapies offers flexibility for clients to schedule sessions into their week. 

Video counselling is also helpful for people who struggle to access in-person treatment. They may have a disability, lack transportation, live too far away from a treatment location or be unable to leave their house.

Virtual sessions make it possible for these people to receive the mental health treatment they need.

Concussion Counselling in-person

SoundMind-UK offer in-person sessions within:

  • Central London

  • Central Birmingham

  • Newcastle

  • Sussex, Canvey Region

  • Surrey, Elmbridge Region

  • Durham

  • Hartlepool

New therapy rooms being added throughout 2021 & 2022

On the most basic level, a concussion can disrupt the connections between neurons and the blood vessels in your brain.

In most post-concussion patients, those pathways return to normal after a few weeks. But in some concussion patients, this altered, inefficient way of processing information and responding to the brain’s needs results in long-lasting symptoms. 

  • Specific physiological changes in the brain, which affect how it takes in, processes, and perceives information. 

  • Emotional reactions (a natural response) to the changes in your life brought on by a brain injury.

The location of the injury can contribute too. Concussion can damage connections that go from the cerebral cortex (the part of the brain that has a role in memory, attention, perception, cognition, and awareness) to the limbic system (the part of the brain that supports functions like emotions, behaviour and motivation).

Cognitive issues for some people may potentially demonstrate additional emotional and behavioural concerns such as:

  • Poor Concentration
  • Organising Thoughts
  • Angry Outbursts
  • Impulsive Behaviours 
  • Fatigue

 

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