About us

Summary

D4D has a large team of Deaf Mental Health Counselling Therapists from different backgrounds. Our therapists are both hearing and Deaf.

We are passionate about Deaf Mental Health Counselling. Our aim is to help people have counselling in the preferred communication style of choice.

The problems faced in accessing counselling in general terms are:

  • Communication (deaf language, oral counsellor)
  • Deaf Culture (hearing counsellor with no experience of the deaf world)
  • Interpreted counselling (3-way conversation)

What We Offer

Deaf4Deaf is a Deaf Mental Health Counselling service that caters for deaf people wherever they may live.

  • We offer NHS Applications (free to you counselling)
  • Privately Paid Counselling at £48 (Paid by Session)
  • A Discounted Super6 at £228 (6 sessions paid in advance)

Our service is accessible using sign language, you can choose your counsellor based on the communication style used by the counsellor, Visit our team page to view the counsellors signing their profiles.

Counselling Communication

You can choose a counsellor that works with:

  • British Sign Language Users
  • Cochlear Implant Deaf
  • Oral (a mixture of sign and spoken word)
  • Irish Sign Language
  • American Sign Language
  • International Sign Language

Delivery of Deaf Mental Health Counselling

Mostly our service is delivered using video applications of your choice, this can include FaceTime for Apple users or Duo for Android users. If you are accessing us from a PC you can use Skype.

We do offer in-person counselling if you would like the local counsellor, we must always remember that there is a limited number of qualified counsellors in the UK so it is not possible to offer in-person counselling in most cases.

If you are prepared to travel we can offer in-person counselling in Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, London, Surrey, Glasgow, Dundee, Wales and some parts of Ireland. 


NHS Paid Counselling

Since April 2012, patients have more choice about which health services they can use within the NHS and can choose from a range of providers all of whom meet NHS standards and quality requirements.

Deaf4Deaf work with most NHS regions in the UK, we provide specialist deaf focused counselling without the use of interpreters.

To apply for NHS paid counselling you must first self-refer by completing our self-assessment form or speak to your doctor to refer to us.

When we receive your self-assessment or doctors referral, we will invite you into a free assessment session. This session helps us make a comprehensive detailed application for you.

NHS funding applications generally take between 8 and 12 weeks. and is not guaranteed to be accepted by the NHS.

Privately Paid Counselling

You can pay privately yourself for counselling. The benefits of paying for counselling include:  

  • Being in control of your counselling (not NHS time limited)  
  • Having a choice of longer-term therapy models 
  • Have a wider choice of counselling approaches that are not covered by the NHS  
  • Start counselling immediately

Some people start paying privately and then if NHS funding is accepted switch over to the NHS option.

We offer two options to pay for counselling:

  • Pay by the session at £48
  • Buy a group of 6 sessions at a discounted price of £228, this is a £10 reduction per session
NHS paid counselling
Press here to read more about paying for counselling yourself

Counselling

What is it? One to one therapy

How many sessions? It varies, but usually around dependant of issues you may be facing.

How long? Up to 50 mins.

How will it make me feel better? By actively listening to you and helping you to explore your feelings and concerns. This new perspective can help you to make positive changes and improve how you feel and cope.

Counselling can help you manage:

  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship difficulties past or present
  • Life adjustments e.g. divorce, redundancy, becoming a parent

The counsellor will listen to you and help you to make sense of the feelings you have.  You can then reflect on the new meaning or patterns that emerge.  This will help you to improve the way you feel and cope.

NHS Funded Counselling