Disability Counselling

A physical impairment of some kind has limited you in some, or many situations. Certain activities that most people perform easily have become difficult or even impossible for you. This disparity, between you and others around you has affected your mental health; perhaps you are tired of being made to feel different, perhaps you find memories of a life before disability too painful or perhaps you are becoming increasingly angry at the lack of accommodation for you and your disability.

What I Can Offer

Firstly, I must point out that all my offices can only be accessed by stairs. Therefore, if you have significant mobility issues I would suggest that you contact the Federation of Disabled People in Brighton and Hove. They are able to provide disability counselling in accessible counselling rooms.

I have specialised in counselling people with disabilities for most of my career. My work will not cure physical impairment, but it will, like any other issue we tackle, give you the opportunity to explore more positive or accepting attitudes towards your situation.

As an existential psychotherapist, I approach each client with as few assumptions as possible. Disability, being a concept that is heavily stigmatised, is burdened with a great many assumptions of how one should act, think, feel and react. Through our work we can begin to pick these conventions and pre-judgements apart; fashioning a new outlook for you that can significantly reduce the mental struggles that can arise as a result of disability.

Disability Counselling in Brighton & Hove

If you would like to book in for counselling in Brighton & Hove in order to work with disability then email me at info@counselling-brighton.co.uk or call 07714 324542 to arrange your first counselling session. I also provide online counselling for those who want the increased privacy or are not able to access the practice.

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Related Articles

Below is a list of potentially useful articles. These are all links to external sites and should provide a wider understanding on the topic:

Pain Management: Me Myself and Arthritis. Claire Hovey describes her experiences of living with pain.

The Social and Medical Model of Disability. The University of Leicester provides an overview of the different ways of interpreting disability.

Disability and Depression. Dr. James Meikle, in collaboration with the ASBAH, offers advice and information on coping with low moods and disability.