Supporting Professional Organisations
Deaf4Deaf are here to support and reduce current high counselling pricing.
Deaf4Deaf are able to deliver counselling, psychotherapy & Coaching for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing clients for many professional organisations. We aim to support the professional organisations by removing the barrier of high pricing, this helps deaf and hard of hearing people feel the benefit of our accessible services.
Choice for the client & ensuring that physical and mental services are equal in access and quality
Why use Sign Language Counsellors & Coaches?
Our therapists are sign language users, oral deaf and hearing. This means whatever the client’s communication needs are, we can deliver the best possible solution. Using deaf centred counsellors and psychological therapists with deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patients means:
- No sign language interpreters are needed
- Direct communication with the therapist
- No communication barriers
- Cultural sensitivity and understanding
- Community and economic benefits
Qualified to Work with Professional Organisations
- BACP licenced (accreditated or registered)
- Minimum 5 years experience as working as a therapist privately
- Trained in deaf-focused counselling and psychotherapy
- Each therapist has an advanced DBS certificate.
- We use outcome measures of the effects of therapy on clients including:
- Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9). This is an assessment tool for depression which is routinely used in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7 (GAD-7). This is an assessment tool for anxiety which is also routinely used in the IAPT programme
- Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE)
- Quality of Life and Functioning (QOL/F)
- Customer satisfaction surveys from clients and other stakeholders (particularly referrers)
All forms will be available in multiple formats and one-to-one feedback sessions will be provided for patients unable to read or write or for whom English is a second language. ie. sign language users
Deaf4Deaf counsellors are deaf or have BSL level 6 as a minimum which means we have deaf culture and understand the specific needs of deaf and hard of hearing people.
We also believe our pricing is a large reduction on what we believe the NHS pay other deaf counselling companies for deaf-related counselling.
NHS Counselling Sessions
- Initial free session x1 (30 minutes)
- Specialist assessment x1 (60 minutes)
- Treatment sessions up to 10 (50 minutes)
- Total episode of care – up to 11
- Additional sessions (approved in advance)
The first session, once the counsellor has been chosen by the patient will be used to form the treatment plan based on information given to the therapist by the patient. The treatment plan will then have delivered to the NHS point of contact given, the process will be the first 10 minutes of each session will be used to complete the assessment, going forward we are hoping to have these outcome measures automated to increase the time the client receives one to one therapy within the allocated timescales.
A full risk assessment is carried out in each session and is underwritten in the treatment plan from the first session onwards. If the therapist has any concerns, we inform the GP & social services at the end of the session.
Should the patient choose Deaf4Deaf, a treatment plan is implemented and becomes the cornerstone of the healing process in the correct time frame. The treatment plan will be agreed with the decision maker of the NHS or appointed representative. The treatment plan is based on the best advice of the therapist from the presenting issue displayed by the patient. Deaf4Deaf will set periodic review points for each patient dependent on the treatment plan from the outset. At each periodic review, the therapist will stipulate that the treatment plan is on course within the timeframe or if more sessions may be required.
Professional Organisations, We Can Work With Include:
- Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the NHS
- Other commissioning bodies in the NHS
- GP practices
- Third sector voluntary services
- Local authorities – for example, social services
- Government departments
- Public–private partnership schemes
- Social enterprises
- Commercial companies, including health and social care providers
- Small businesses
- Educational institutions
Pricing for NHS and professional organisations are slightly higher than private clients, this is due to increased back of house requirements as listed above. please contact us directly for pricing