Hearing Loss
Counselling & Psychotherapy

Service for people who are Deafened, Gradually Reduced Hearing or Age Related Hearing Loss

Specialist
Hearing Loss
Counselling & Psychotherapy

Hearing Loss Counselling Team is hand-selected based on Service Expertise & their own Hearing Loss Experiences. 

Deafened, Gradually Reducing &
Age Related Hearing Loss

Specialist hearing loss counsellors therapists

 Skills & expertise to deliver short term therapy working on techniques & skills or longer-term personal developmental psychotherapy 

Secure video, telephone & F2F treatments plans

Supporting Individuals, Carers, Partners, Family Members & Relationships

Hearing Loss Counselling

Hearing Loss Counselling

SoundMind-UK Hearing Loss Counselling Service is for people living with mental health issues triggered by suddenly acquired, gradually reducing or age related loss of hearing.
Lady sitting with man in a counselling situation, lady is shown as the counsellor.
Lady sitting with man in a counselling situation, lady is shown as the counsellor.
SoundMind-UK Hearing Loss Counselling Service is for people living with mental health issues triggered by suddenly acquired, gradually reducing or age related loss of hearing.
Hearing loss can progress rapidly, although gradual progression is more common. Physical symptoms associated with HL can include: feeling of “fullness” in the affected ear; dizziness or vertigo, difficulty with balance, facial weakness or numbness, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing, unsteadiness, taste changes & for more severe symptoms, hearing loss can lead to mental confusion.
Lady sitting with man in a counselling situation, lady is shown as the counsellor.
Hearing loss can progress rapidly, although gradual progression is more common. Physical symptoms associated with HL can include: feeling of “fullness” in the affected ear; dizziness or vertigo, difficulty with balance, facial weakness or numbness, hoarseness and difficulty swallowing, unsteadiness, taste changes & for more severe symptoms, hearing loss can lead to mental confusion.
Hearing loss can vary depending on the type of HL, the cause of hearing loss and the degree of HL; in general, people who have hearing loss may experience any or all of the following emotional difficulties that can lead to mental health problems or in the future.
Difficulties can include everyday understanding conversation, a 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 & the car or group meetings.

Mental Health

Hearing Loss Counselling

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.

Communication – 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. We offer a live subtitle service if video sessions are selected. 

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

Hearing Loss Counselling

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.

Communication – 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. We offer a live subtitle service if video sessions are selected.
Hearing Loss Counselling

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.

Communication – 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.

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

Subtitle’s available on request for video counselling

Hearing Loss Counselling

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

Hearing Loss Overview
A person is said to have hearing loss if they are not able to hear as well as someone with normal hearing, meaning hearing thresholds of 20 dB or better in both ears. It can be mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe or profound, and can affect one or both ears
Mental Health
Examples: Depression, Generalised Anxieties, Panic, Health & Social Anxiety.
Emotional Health
Examples: Irritability, Angry Outbursts, Sleeping Problems, Difficulty Concentrating. Isolation, Loss of Confidence.
Avoidance
Typically a common type of avoidance is within social situations such as dinners, parties & even shopping where there are large gatherings.
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Couple Counselling

Living in a relationship where mental health problems are 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.

Supporting Network

Relationships can be emotionally draining and stressful for the supportive network. This can be partners, friends, carers & even the potential trauma of growing up in a family where a parent has mental health problems. Counselling can support teenagers and adults with their feelings of confusion.

Couple Counselling

Living in a relationship where is mental health problems 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.

Supporting Network

Relationships can be emotionally draining and stressful for the supportive network of someone with mental health problems. This can be partners, friends, carers & even the potential trauma of growing up in a family. Counselling can support teenagers and adults with their feelings of confusion.

Couple Counselling

Living in a relationship where mental health problems are 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.

Supporting Network

Relationships can be emotionally draining and stressful for the supportive network of someone with mental health issues. This can be partners, friends, carers & even the potential trauma of growing up in a family where a parent has an MHI. Counselling can support teenagers and adults with their feelings of confusion.

Common Hearing Loss Counselling Questions?

Why hearing Loss Counselling

Hearing Loss 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.

Hearing Loss 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 Hearing Loss Counselling.

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

Why Hearing Loss Psychotherapy

A psychotherapist may be a better option than Hearing Loss Counselling if:

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

– You are coping with past trauma, or if you believe situations in the past may be playing a role in your current issues

– Your present issues are chronic or recurring concerns

– 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 an Accredited Psychotherapist who will deliver Hearing Loss 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 these may be influenced by past events in conjunction with the trauma that caused problems in the present. 

What is Relationship Counselling?

Our counsellors provide a caring, supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you find a way through the effects of hearing loss 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 Hearing Loss 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 counselling methodologies include elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy within the treatment plan selected.

Pros of paying privately for Hard of Hearing Counselling

Get help almost immediately

Develop a closer more personal relationship with your therapist as there is no no limit on amount of sessions you require. The NHS has a very ‘ one in one out’ style of working whereas it feels a lot more personal when you go to private sessions.

Going private means clients can choose different treatments & choose to see a therapist privately gives clients greater separation from the rest of their life. 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.

Hard of Hearing Counselling Paid by the NHS

SoundMind-UK can apply for NHS funded sessions for you. Sessions are free, this is the biggest advantage of the NHS funding. No application can be guaranteed to be successful. Between time of application & approval can be 12 weeks or more.

There are some regions within the UK that will not fund specialist services

Services that ask us for support includes:

Solicitors, Lawyers, Courts, Employers, Educational Establishments (colleges, universities etc)

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Hard of Hearing Counselling online through our special HIPPA compliant video systems has many advantages including:

Online counselling gives you the opportunity 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 simply log on to our video platform  from the comfort of home.

Using the online systems clients have flexible scheduling, making to fit a session into the day.

Video Hard of Hearing Counselling is also helpful for people who struggle to access in-person treatment for one reason or another. They may have a disability, lack transportation, live too far away from a treatment location, or be unable to leave their house. Online sessions make it possible for these people to receive the mental health treatment they need.

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

It’s not always noticeable if you’re losing your hearing.

Hearing loss can affect anyone of any age.

The most affected age group is the over 60’s.

Common signs include:

  • Difficulty hearing other people clearly, and misunderstanding what they say, especially in noisy places. 
  • Asking people to repeat themselves.
  • Listening to music or watching television loudly.
  • Having to concentrate hard to hear what other people are saying, leading to increased tiredness and stress. 

Hearing Loss Counselling addresses these issues in compassionate structured sessions.  

A variety of disorders affecting the ear can cause sudden hearing loss. For most people, there is no known cause.

Sudden sensorineural (“inner ear”) hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness, is a rapid loss of hearing either all at once or over a space of a few days.

This can happen when the inner ear, the cochlea in the inner ear, or the nerve pathways between the ear and the brain become damaged.

Sudden deafness frequently affects only one ear.

People with SSHL often discover hearing loss upon waking up in the morning. 

You may notice a loud, alarming “pop” just before their hearing disappears. You may also notice one or more of these symptoms: a feeling of ear fullness, dizziness, and/or a ringing in their ears, such as tinnitus. 

Some conditions that cause sudden hearing loss include:

  • Infections.

  • Head trauma.

  • Autoimmune diseases.

  • Exposure to certain drugs that treat cancer or severe infections.

  • Blood circulation problems.

  • Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Disorders of the inner ear, such as Ménière’s disease. 

The SoundMind-UK hearing loss counselling program will support you to find solutions and signpost you to the relevant support sites, so you receive a full package of care. 

Common Emotional & Mental Health Issues

Often people can develop emotional issues when it comes to dealing with their hearing loss. Some people will find it difficult to manage their emotional responses or keep them within an acceptable range.  This can refer to a wide range of emotions, including:

Sadness, Anger, Irritability, Frustration, Panic, Fatigue,Stress, Low Self-Esteem, Health Anxiety

Sometimes, people with sudden deafness or hearing loss can develop more severe mental health issues, including:

Suicidal thoughts, Self-Harm, Anxiety, Sleep Deprivation, Isolation, Depression, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Dissociation, Paranoia

Hearing Loss Counselling supports people with mild to severe mental health issues. 

Cognitive Symptoms for some people may potentially demonstrate additional emotional issues such as:

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

 

Supporting Who?

      » Individuals

      » Family Members

      » Carers

      » Partners

      » Relationships

       

Accessible

      » F2F (ask for locations)

      » Secure Video Therapies

        (subtitles if requested)

      » Telephone Counselling 

      » Selection of Therapists     

   

      

Who We Can Work With

      » Employer Support

      » Courts/Solicitors

      » Insurance Companies

      » Audiologists

      » NHS/Health Boards

      » Independant Organisations

      » Privately Paid 

Benefits of Our Service

      » Specialist Therapists

      » Registered, UKCP, SE, BACP

      » Skillset & Experience  

      » Professional Excellence 

      » Short & Longer-Term Plans     

      » Personalised Approach

      

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

We offer professional therapy with our specialist counselling service.

We will ask you a few questions to make sure we match you with the best specialist. 

Relationship Counselling

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.

NHS Applications

£ 0
  • No application is guaranteed to be approved by the NHS

Paying Privately

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.

£90 (Single Session)
  • 3 Session Saver £225 (paid in advance) (£75 per session)
  • 6 Session Saver £375 (paid in advance) (£65 per session)
  • Start sessions almost Immediately
  • Start immediately while waiting for NHS application approval
  • You have control over your care
  • Mental health diagnosis is not mandatory and not submitted to your private health records
  • No limit on amount of sessions or time of your session

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Pricing Table

£ 100 Per Session
  • 3 Session Saver (paid in advance) £270 = £90
  • 6 Session Saver (paid in advance) £420 = £70
  • Each Session is 50 Minutes Duration
  • Secure Video Sessions
  • In-Person (ask for locations)

Private Organisations

£ 140
  • Reports if Required
  • Session Notes
  • Single Point of Contact
  • Professional Invoicing
  • Clients Offered Appointment's within 7 Days
  • DR, Psychologists , UKCP & Accredited Psychotherapists

Relationship Counselling (TBI)

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.

What Happens Next?

There is no guarantee that NHS funding will be approved. 

We have a good relationship with most regions in the England & Wales.

What is the Proccess?

Self Referral

Assessment Session

This would normally take place within 7 days.

Treatment Plan

We then create a personalised treatment plan for you and send it to your doctor.

Doctor

The doctor would read the treatment plan and if agreed, they will send it to the funding panel

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.

Approved

If approved, we will contact you and start sessions within 7 days or the earliest time you arrange with the counsellor.

Time

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. 

Average

The average timescales are 8 to 12 weeks from time of assessment. 

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  • Brain Injury £120
  • Vestibular Disorders £100
  • Visually Impaired/Blind £95
  • Physical Disabilities £100
  • Hearing £70
  • Personal Injuries £80
  • Sessions start within 14 days
  • Reports if Required
  • Reports Entered into Company Systems
  • Management of Client Appointments
  • Automatic Session Reminders to Client

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Counselling people with Brain Injuries

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.

 

Counselling people with Concussion

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.

 

Counselling people who are on the autism spectrum

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.

Counselling people who have Epilepsy

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.

Counselling people who have dyslexia & auditory processing problems

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.

Counselling a person after a personal injury

The Personal Injury Team is hand-selected based on their expertise in supporting people post-injury.

We support individuals with their emotional & mental health following a personal injury. 

Our therapists work with people who have varying degrees of Life-Changing Injuries, Disabilities & Chronic Pain.
 

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.

A personal injury is physically distressing, but it is essential not to forget its emotional impact. 
 
A severe injury can have life-changing consequences that are difficult to deal with.
 
Anyone in this position has the difficult task of learning to cope with their new condition; a change in circumstances is distressing for not only you but your family. 
 
If the injury has resulted in a disability, this often causes fear, anger, and frustration. 
 
In some cases, this leads to depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

Counselling post road traffic accident

RTA Mental Health Specialists support clients who have been injured and may present additional issues such as physical, sensory or neurological problems.
Our team can support people avoid potential red flags that trigger more serious mental health conditions. 
 
Counselling can help people prevent these possible longer-lasting symptoms.
 
Mental health can be affected by being involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger, or person hit by a vehicle. It’s important to understand that witnessing an incident that results in death or a life-changing injury – or even the potential for those things – can also lead to mental health issues.

Counselling people with Chronic Pain

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.

Counselling people with body dysmorphia

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. 

Counselling people with Spinal Cord Injury

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.

Dependance – Following an SCI, you might experience changes in mobility, functionality, level of independence, employment and financial situations, the way you live day-to-day, and how you see yourself and relate to others. 
 
You might feel hopeless about the future and not burden others with your feelings. These are typical responses; however, support, information, and effective treatment can help.

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.

Counselling people with a loss of limb

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.

Counselling people with gradually reducing or sudden acquired hearing loss

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.

Counselling people who are profoundly deaf

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.

Counselling for people who have or are about to have an implant

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. 

Counselling & Rehabilitation Therapy for people with Vestibular Disorders

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. 

Counselling people with Tinnitus & Balance Issues

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.

Counselling people who have reduced sight or have become blind

Sight Loss Counselling can help you manage the impact of becoming blind or vision impaired with dignity and self-respect. 
 
We have blind & vision impaired therapists; this creates a robust platform for the counselling to be successful from the outset.
 
Adjusting to sight loss or blindness can be challenging. However, counselling can help make this an active process. 
 
The psychological impact can be frightening and disturbing, but it is the process by which healing can begin. 
 
As specialist counsellors, we recognise that people who experience sudden sight loss or blindness have to be ready emotionally before starting rehabilitation; sight loss counselling can help you through the ups and downs you may be experiencing.
 

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