Special Needs Counselling

iStock_000016553638SmallCounselling can offer adults and children who have a range of disabilities and health difficulties a way to explore their situation and feelings. An initial assessment would enable us to work together to see if counselling/therapy would be helpful.

We all have times in our lives when we face problems or unhappiness and need a supportive and understanding helping hand.

If you are struggling with your current situation, if you have specific issues you want to address, or if you just need someone to talk to, counselling or psychotherapy can help you to face your fears and reach your true potential. Caroline’s nursing background means she is able to have a greater understanding of the implications of health needs, disability and and the difficulties they may bring. Her aim is to work with you at your own pace and in a style that suits your personal way of being. Counselling can help with issues such as:-

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Friendship difficulties

  • Self harm

  • Problems with sleeping

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Panic attacks

  • Post traumatic stress

  • Loss and grief

  • Abuse

  • Separation and divorce

  • Depression

Having a cognitive or developmental delay can increase your susceptibility to anxiety and depression, so getting the right help can really make a difference.

Talking therapies may not be suitable for everyone and we would assess this at our initial session.

Counselling may give you the time and space to explore what your diagnosis means to you, and how it impacts on your daily life.

Counselling and psychotherapy may be beneficial in dealing with many unresolved issues around many health needs and disabilities including:

  • ADHD

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Chronic health conditions

  • Dementia

  • Downs syndrome

  • Learning Difficulties

  • Physical Disability

  • Visual impairment

  • Hearing impairment

  • Mobility and physical

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Head injuries/brain disability

  • Cognitive or learning


  • Psychological

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic medical condition e.g. diabetes, epilepsy

  • Arthritis

  • Restricted height

  • Cerebral Palsy

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