We are a team of Deaf and hearing qualified BACP registered sign language counsellors and psychotherapists. We are passionate about Deaf and hard of hearing mental health. Our aim is to help the Deaf and hard of hearing communities obtain the counselling required in the preferred communication style of choice. We believe in matching our counsellors to clients, both linguistically and culturally.
Deaf4Deaf want to remove the need for counselling using interpreters that is not appropriate in most cases
We want to offer the NHS a cost-effective service that is qualified in Step 2 (early intervention) and Step 3 (high intensity) counselling and psychotherapy. We want to remove the need for counselling using interpreters that is not appropriate in most cases for the Deaf community. If we reduce the overall cost to the NHS, we can offer an essential counselling.
When we created Deaf4Deaf, we felt there was not a national service that offered privately paid counselling service that covered a wide range of communication styles of sign language.
Our Deaf focused team can communicate in BSL (British sign language), ISL (Irish sign language), SSE (signed spoken English), ASL (American Sign Language) or orally (lip-reading, visual expressions). Every person can choose who they work with, this can be based on communication style that is appropriate for you.
You choose your counsellor, We do not choose for you
All our counsellors and psychotherapists are mindful of the core elements that make our Deaf group a unique linguistic and cultural group.
- Communicating with one’s desired style
- Adhering to one’s visual expression
- By respecting our deaf community
- Understating one’s deaf identity
- Sense of strong belonging to our group
To offer choice, we felt it was essential to offer hearing and Deaf sign language counsellors in various communication styles.
We are first and foremost an online therapy service as we wanted to make it affordable, however, our therapists can offer face-to-face sessions if this is preferred.
In person, sessions are available in Birmingham, East London, South London, West London, South Wales & Surrey.