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Mel
Founder, Clinical Director, Supervisor and Therapist (MBACP Accred)
“My partner, Steve, has a physical impairment (spinal injury) which affects us all as a family, myself included. I experience associated stigma as the partner of a disabled person. Impairment and disability are complex things. It’s as much about relationships and identity as it is dealing with healthcare professionals, members of the public, and so much more. Talking is one of the best cures for stress, isolation, fatigue, even for pain and trauma. If you can find a way to use the support you already have around you, it can really help your wellbeing and change your life.”

Mel is a qualified HE level 5 therapist and an accredited members of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), meaning that we all follow their ethical framework. She is also also fully insured, has regular supervision and an enhanced DBS check.

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Steve
Director and Chairman
“I’ve had a spinal injury for 25 years now and have worked as both a group leader and mentor. I set up our sister company Spokz in 2008, selling wheelchairs, accessories and sporting goods and came into contact with so many people who needed more than just a state-of-the-art wheelchair in their life. Since my partner, Mel, was already a qualified therapist, I suggested she set up the non-profit services of Spokz People to provide a more holistic approach to helping people cope with being disabled.”