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Counselling for Epilepsy is common for people who demonstrate cycles of behaviour that is destructive to themselves and/or others. Specialist Epilepsy Counselling provides an important place for people living with epilepsy to discuss social and personal issues that the Doctor may not have time or expertise to address.
Mental Health Support – Our Therapists specialise in supporting clients with epilepsy or who have epilepsy themselves. Our team understand the issues such as fear of subsequent seizure, social anxiety & life changes such as dependence on others and loss of driving licence as examples.
Counselling for Epilepsy – It is common for people with epilepsy to demonstrate cycles of behaviour that is destructive to themselves and others. Specialist Epilepsy Counselling provides an important place for people living with epilepsy to discuss social and personal issues that the Doctor may not have time or expertise to address.
SoundMind-UK – Using our counselling for epilepsy service there is generally a higher mental health recovery rate. This recovery is unique to specialist services who have an understanding of the issues from a place of experience from the very first session.
Living in a relationship where epilepsy is present can be difficult for both partners, many couples can often feel desperate and want to end the relationship. We can help couples develop an understanding of each other’s needs and facilitate improved communication.
Epilepsy can be emotionally draining and stressful for the supportive network of someone with epilepsy. This can be partners, friends, carers & even the potential trauma of growing up in a family where one or both parents are on the autistic scale. Counselling can support teenagers and adults with feelings of confusion which may have left them with mental or emotional health scars.
Why Epilepsy Counselling? (Seizures)
Epilepsy Counselling may be a better option than Psychotherapy if:
Why Epilepsy Psychotherapy?
A Psychotherapist may be a better option than Counselling for Epilepsy 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.
You will work with a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist who will deliver Epilepsy Counselling.
Psychotherapy is a longer-term treatment that focuses more on gaining insight into chronic physical and emotional problems. Its focus is on your thought processes and how past events may influence these in conjunction with epilepsy 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 seizures 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 epilepsy 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, epilepsy counselling is the start of a long process of discovery while for others, a few sessions of epilepsy counselling may be all you need to move through a rough patch. You will be able to discuss your expectations with your counsellor.
SoundMind-UK team can offer differing methodologies of Epilepsy 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 Epilepsy counselling methodologies include elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy within the treatment plan selected.
Pros of paying privately for Epilepsy 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, you may be worried about perceived mental health difficulties appearing on their medical records.
Epilepsy 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.
From the time of application & approval can be 8 weeks or more.
Some regions within the UK will not fund specialist services.
Services that ask us for support include:
Educational establishments (Further Education Colleges, Universities)
Ask us for more information.
Counselling for Epilepsy 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.
Being a specialist service there are limited numbers of therapists with the required understanding of epilepsy. Most people use our online service as it gives them access to a specialist. If a you do want F2F support please ask us for the closest location to you.
Our Therapists are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and are completely confidential. We are bound by the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling. We also comply with the Data Protection Act.
We will ask you a few questions to make sure we match you with the best specialist.
Standard counselling services generally help couples without additional issues such as physical, sensory & injuries.
Our relationship counselling service is specialist, and therefore the number of qualified therapists in the UK is limited to only a few.
Using a specialist service means there will be no lost time trying to explain to the therapist the problems you and your partner have with coping with the specific situation.
The counsellor will understand from the outset the base issues because they specialise with the disability or injury selected.
Each of our relationship counsellors is qualified to deliver short or long term solutions based on your choice.
People can wait months or even years for services catered to their needs, and often this long wait is just for an initial assessment session with further waiting coming after that.
Private therapy can allow you to start sessions quickly, you can also start privately & we can make an NHS application for you to maintain your care with the same therapist.
A Traumatic Brain Injury can significantly change relationships, whether it is romantically, family members, carers & general society at large.
There are different degrees of brain injury severity, and milder concussions do not always result in significant or long-term relationship changes. However, after severe, moderate, or complicated-mild brain injury, both survivors and their spouses or partners must often change many parts of their lives.
Typically affect within intimate/partner relationships are changes in responsibilities, relationship roles and challenges in communication.
There is no guarantee that NHS funding will be approved.
We have a good relationship with most regions in the England & Wales.
This would normally take place within 7 days.
We then create a personalised treatment plan for you and send it to your doctor.
The doctor would read the treatment plan and if agreed, they will send it to the funding panel
The panel sit once per month to talk about applications. They will agree or disagree the treatment plan.
They will send the decision to your doctor, doctor will contact us with the outcome.
If approved, we will contact you and start sessions within 7 days or the earliest time you arrange with the counsellor.
There are variables to the time this process takes.
How quickly you arrange the assessment session.
How quickly your doctor reads and send the application to the funding panel
When is the next funding panel meeting.
The average timescales are 8 to 12 weeks from time of assessment.
The long-term effects of brain injury are difficult to predict. They will be different for each person and range from mild to profound.
It is common for many people with ABI to experience increased fatigue (mental and physical) and some slowing down in how fast they can process information, plan and solve problems.
They may experience changes to their behaviour and personality, physical and sensory abilities, or thinking and learning.
During therapy, a trained Brain Injury Counsellor listens to the individual’s personal experiences and helps them find solutions.
It’s an opportunity to look at their problems in a different way with someone who’ll understand the unique associated problems of living with a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Our therapies focus on helping individuals think more clearly, gain purpose & lead a better standard of life.
Our team will help clients understand why they behave in the way they do & find solutions with healthy coping skills.
Mood regulation issues are common in people with concussions; symptoms such, as irritability, mood swings, apathy & inconsistent sleep can be evident following head trauma.
Our Therapists help individuals learn healthy coping skills; these skills help clients navigate life.
Counselling for Concussion can help people avoid potential mental health issues such as panic attacks, depression, anxieties, substance abuse &, in extreme cases, self-harm & suicidal thoughts.
Our treatment plans focus on how the varying degrees of Autism has affected the individual.
This ranges from the routine to communicating with general society or family and friends.
Key to the treatment plan are tools to help the emotional & mental health effects of feeling they do not fit into normal society.
We provide counselling for people on the autism spectrum; counselling supports the person with managing their mental health.
Our team can help support & develop strategies for other co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
Counselling can involve a range of evidence-based behavioural, cognitive and mental health support for adults and the supporting network.
The focus is on recovery from or management of mental health issues, the development of coping strategies, emotional regulation, social skills and behaviour management.
Our Therapists specialise in supporting clients with epilepsy or who have epilepsy themselves.
Our team understand the issues such as fear of subsequent seizure, social anxiety & life changes such as dependence on others and loss of driving licence as examples.
It is common for people with epilepsy to demonstrate cycles of behaviour that is destructive to themselves and others.
Specialist Epilepsy Counselling provides an important place for people living with epilepsy to discuss social and personal issues that the Doctor may not have time or expertise to address.
Dyslexia may not be a mental illness, but its results can trigger mental illness.
Within our therapy sessions, self-esteem issues, temper impulses, phobias, strange reactions to external stimuli, obsessions, and mood dysfunctions are often discussed & supported.
No matter how severe, some people experience emotional and behavioural changes. Anger, frustration & worthlessness, each of these problems affect a person’s emotional health.
Mental health issues such as depression, mood & anxiety disorders, panic & OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) can also become prevalent.
It is also common to see people present with impulsive behaviours, personality disorder traits & poor or inconsistent social skills.
We support individuals with their emotional & mental health following a personal injury.
Our injury counselling service can help you get the counselling you deserve, should you fall victim to an accident or personal injury.
We cover a wide range of specialisms within personal injury, from workplace accidents to car accidents.
Chronic Pain Counselling & Psychotherapy delivers quality therapy for people who have issues caused by severe Pain. Chronic Pain can be mentally, physically and emotionally draining.
Many people present symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder; however, follow on issues such as depression, anxieties, insomnia and suppressed anger can be present.
Psychotherapeutic approaches for individuals in pain vary depending on whether the person is suffering from acute, continuous, or chronic pain.
Counselling can make individuals feel generally more content with their life. Goal-oriented treatment plans aim to change whatever patterns of behaviour and thinking are at the root of a person’s difficulties rather than focusing on symptom reduction.
Our therapies encourage the person to take actions based on their values to enrich their life hopefully.
Body Dysmorphia Counselling is an essential service that can follow an Accident, Injury or Disability.
Our therapists specialise in the mental & emotional health of individuals with negative body image perceptions.
Therapy can help individuals manage their BDD symptoms with changing how individuals think and behave.
Counselling helps clients learn what triggers their symptoms and teaches them different ways of thinking.
Cognitive – Our physical health and mental health are closely linked, when your physical health is affected by illness or injury, your mental health is more vulnerable. When you experience a Spinal Cord Injury resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia, both the injury and side effects from treatment can affect how you think and feel.
These can occur immediately following the injury, during rehabilitation, or later due to changes in physical condition or personal circumstances.
These symptoms often pass, but they may lead to more severe conditions such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & Personality Disorders.
Using a specialist service who understand the problems of losing a limb first-hand could be the first step to your mental & emotional health recovery.
Supporting someone with an amputation is not as straightforward as working with a non-disabled person with generalised depression & anxieties.
Many therapists do not have the experience; they may have never met a person who has or is about to lose a limb.
An amputation can disrupt plans for the future and affect how they view themselves and the world.
People who have lost a limb are often required to cope with ongoing health issues, including moderate to chronic pain.
People are often required to learn new skills and coping techniques; sometimes, they have to modify their expectations concerning their capabilities.
Our team delivers Therapy 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 word (oral) & visual gestures to communicate with individuals who usually struggle using a mainstream Therapist.
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.
Deafness from birth or becoming profoundly deaf in later life can lead to severe mental health issues.
Our deaf mental health counselling service addresses the core need for cultural understanding with a counsellor that understands the feelings of discrimination & lack of knowledge.
SoundMind-UK & Our sister company, Deaf4Deaf Counselling & Psychotherapy ltd, work together to ensure each person gets the best possible service.
We offer affordable privately paid deaf mental health counselling & NHS applications for free counselling in Wales.
Our team supports people who have received a Cochlear Implant or plan to have one.
Typical issues people present to us are fear, hesitancy and worries about changes to their living culture.
Our team use the Spoken Word (oral) Lip Reading & Visual Gestures.
Our therapy is for people who typically struggle with using a mainstream therapist.
We offer a live subtitle service if video sessions are selected.
Our Specialists deliver vestibular disorder counselling from a place of knowledge and experience of the disorders.
There is a small limited number of specialist mental health practitioners who work with individuals who have vestibular disorders; we are proud to offer this service.
Our therapists help individuals learn healthy coping skills; these skills help clients navigate life.
Vestibular disorder counselling can help people avoid potential coping mechanisms such as substance abuse & more severe issues such as self-harm & suicidal thoughts.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy uses exercises and specific movements to help the brain to adapt and compensate for damage in the vestibular system. The brain also learns to use other senses such as vision and body sense (somatosensory) as a substitute for the damaged vestibular system.
It is not always possible to reverse Tinnitus & Balance Issues.
For a lot of people, Tinnitus is minor enough that they don’t consider it a problem. But in cases where the sensation is intolerable, it can be connected to anxiety, depression and lower quality of life.
Our team can help with qualified specialist mental health therapists who specialise supporting people who have Tinnitus and Balance Issues.
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