NHS Funded Applications
We can deliver in partnership with the NHS counselling for D/deaf & Deafened people using the exceptional circumstances policy of the NHS
How can I Apply?
Use our online self-assessment (application), The application is BSL video-assisted, the application will take no longer than 15 minutes, when the assessment is received you will be invited to a free assessment session.
What Type of Counselling?
Why would you want to use a Sign Language Counsellor?
Counselling with a sign language counsellor can help remove the initial barriers of culture and communication. Your counsellor will help you learn coping techniques and strategies that can help you recover from health issues
Health issues can range between mild, moderate or severe with feelings of Depression, Anxiety. Panic Attacks, Feelings of Isolation, Anger, Self-Harm, Trauma, Bullying & Identity as examples
D4D apply for you due to the complex nature & complications of the application.
We are experienced in the application process & therefore manage the application for you.
- You do not need to make an appointment with your GP to start the application, we help the GP on your behalf
- You simply complete the self-assessment (application) which is BSL video-assisted & in English
So how do we manage the NHS application?
- We complete all the documents ready for the application
- We contact the GP for authorisation
- After submission to the funding board- we contact the funding board every 4 weeks until a decision is made
- At each stage of the NHS application, we keep you updated on all correspondence
Questions you may want to ask?
Do you work with many NHS regional funding boards?
YES – We work with funding boards within the United Kingdom
Can you guarantee my counselling will be accepted by the NHS?
NO – Each patient is assessed on their merits and needs, some regions in the UK will not fund sign language counselling they will use the normal pathway of Hearing Counsellor and Interpreter and in some locations a BSL counsellor.
Can I choose the counsellor I want to work with?
YES – visit the counsellor page and make your choices
Is the counsellor qualified?
YES – Our counsellor’s are qualified within the framework of the BACP
What languages can I use in counselling?
BSL, ISL, ASL, SSE, Oral lip reading and Hearing Counsellors for people who want a counsellor from outside the D/ deaf social world. Each counsellor is qualified to use sign language
What are the timescales for the funding decision?
As an average between 8 and 12 weeks, this varies region by region
Contact us if you want to ask further questions