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Counselling Service

Counselling

DRC provides a professional and confidential counselling service to disabled people and those with long term health conditions over the age of 18 living in Birmingham and Solihull, who are experiencing depression and anxiety.

Our Counsellors

The service is operated by qualified counsellors who, in turn, are clinically supervised through external arrangements. Our counsellors are experienced in working with disabled people and those with long term health conditions. They are registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in line with the requirements set by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Counselling Sessions

Time-limited sessions are provided at both our Head Office at Five Ways, Birmingham and at our accessible Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre in Kitts Green, Birmingham. We are unable to provide a home visiting service.

Fees and Charges

There is sliding scale of fees and charges in place for counselling sessions. Further details are available upon request. Access to the service is generally free of charge for self-referrals. However, if you are unable to attend a pre-arranged appointment and fail to cancel giving 24 hours’ notice, a £5.00 fee may be applied.

How to Access the Service

Referrals to this service can be made via our Independent Living Team and, if applicable, you will be asked to complete a referral form. If you would like the form in an alternative format or would like help to complete it, please contact one of the members of staff referred to below. If you qualify to receive the service, the referral form will be passed on to one of our counsellors for an assessment of needs.

Key Contact Details

To access this service, please contact John Boular, Vanita Lane or Katherine Gilmour at our Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham B33 0LD.

Email: jboular@disability.co.uk, vlane@disability.co.uk or kgilmour@disability.co.uk.

Telephone: 03030 402040

Counselling Service Core Conditions

When you access our Counselling Service you can expect to receive:

  • Confidentiality
  • Understanding
  • Respect
  • Unconditional acceptance
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