Since 2008, Spokz People have been supporting adults born with impairments and those with acquired impairments through accident or injury, pain, brain injury, health conditions and life-limiting illnesses. We also support family members, therapists and healthcare professionals. Our goal is to pass on our experience to others so that therapeutic support with disabled clients and families is more effective.
We support people with issues like identity and body image; relationships and isolation; PAs, carers and dependency; self-esteem, motivation, confidence and assertiveness; resilience, de-stressing, mindfulness and relaxation; coping with being disabled by society; loss, trauma, death and support with things like pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
Spokz People CIC are the sister company of Spokz Ltd, run by Steve Dent, which is an online retail shop selling wheelchair & sports accessories, lifestyle equipment and sex aids.
We are part of the Kandu Group, a group of ethical, reputable businesses, charities and services working together.
Find out more about our NEW professional training & support hub here:
Training and CPD around providing disability affirming therapeutic and emotional support. We are in the process of developing this training, as well as online training and support packages for disabled people and packages for PAs/carers and family members. Please email us to register an interest for yourself and/or your clients. Price TBC.
Regular and ad hoc clinical supervision (£55 per hour pro rata for in person, £50 online).
Consultancy on improving wellbeing through a holistic approach. POA.
Sex and relationship support for families and healthcare professionals, including advice on aids and adaptions. Due to uncertainty and embarrassment, this is an often-neglected area for healthcare professionals. Yet time and again, clients say it is something they want to discuss or want included in their care plans. We can provide support, training and supervision for staff on how to do this whilst considering everyone’s needs and requirements. POA.
All above services include information, advice and education about local and national resources and support where helpful. All services are online or local to Lichfield, WS13.
About Our Therapeutic Model
Many clients as well as organisations we work with tell us that more traditional therapeutic models such as IAPT have failed to lead to improvements in wellbeing for their service users. Most therapists do not have the experience, training or context in relation to the challenges faced by disabled people to develop effective coping or management strategies. Our goal is to help your organisation to overcome this barrier by providing effective and evidence based therapeutic support that is tailored to the needs of disabled people. Spokz People are developing a disability affirmative therapeutic model which we call Purple Therapy.
Free Resources for You
We are developing an evidence base for the effectiveness of our model and published our first findings in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal (CPR) in 2017. You can access this article here, or you can email and request a copy.
We have also written a guide and other materials for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and you can find these here:
We have launched a BRAND NEW online wellbeing community & programme for disabled adults and their family members, which you and your clients can use alongside their work with you. Click here for more information.
If you would like to talk to us about supporting your staff or your clients, or if you just want some more information on Spokz People, please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.