Counselling for People with Disabilities, Special Needs and Carers

Counselling People with Special Needs

I am experienced in helping and supporting teens and adults with special needs and disabilities.  If you or someone you care for feels isolated, misunderstood or unheard, why not come to counselling.  I am here to listen to you and how you feel.

I have worked in hospices, children’s hospices and organisations supporting people with learning difficulties.  This has given me extensive experience in supporting people who are dealing with the effects of life limiting illnesses, disabilities and additional needs.

There are many topics covered by “special needs”, I have worked with people who are on the autism spectrum and who have Asperger syndrome.  People who are living with conditions such as cerebral palsy and brittle bones.  

Counselling can help in many ways:

  • Clarifying how you are feeling
  • Exploring what you want to achieve in the future
  • Helping you develop coping strategies
  • Improving your ability to resolve problems
  • Seeing things from a different perspective
  • Helping to build self confidence and self esteem
  • Helping to accept and come to terms with situations that cannot be changed
  • Encouraging greater independence

Looking after the carer too:

If you are a parent, partner or carer, your wellbeing is vital too.  I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore and express how you are feeling.  This can be an extremely challenging and difficult time.  You may be trying to come to terms with a new diagnosis or prognosis, loss of previous lifestyle, caring commitments or have concerns about the future.  I am here to support you in whatever way you need.  For you to look after others well, you need to look after yourself.

My premises are fully accessible for wheelchair users.