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At Spokz People we improve wellbeing for disabled people and their families through our wellbeing community & programme and 1-2-1 support on everything from relationships and sex to confidence and resilience.

We are currently not offering 1-2-1 support due to focussing on the launch of the new member area. For 1-2-1 support, do check back here in the future or visit our blog for suggestions of other therapists.

Our Services

How we help

We work 1:1 in person (currently unavailable), online, by telephone and in groups. We offer holisitic therapy which includes coaching, information, psychoeducation and sometimes advovacy when necessary as well as trauma work by using EMDR, Rewind and other trauma techniques.

Our therapists have direct or indirect personal experience of disability. They understand what it is like to live with disability day-to-day. We work in all kinds of ways to best suit you: in person (currently unavailable due to Covid-19), by phone, email or video messaging. Some issues we can support you with: 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…We work with disabled people with a variety of conditions as things like isolation, lack of control and choice are there for most disabled people and their families. We are part of the Kandu Group, a group of ethical, reputable businesses, charities and services working together.

Where we are

We are currently only working online.

We also offer:

Pain support for chronic and acute pain
Button saying Trauma Work using EMDR
More information and advice

What our clients say

We have developed a different type of therapy to what is generally available on the NHS (usually an IAPT service through a GP referral) or from general private counsellors. We call it ‘Purple Therapy‘ and our clients tell us that it is more effective and empowering than any previous therapy or support they have received. We know that many problems people with disabilities face are not just as a result of their impairments, but more to do with the fact that society is predominantly set up for non-disabled people.

We look at both a person’s impairment and all the factors that affect their ability to be a full and equal participant in society (this is called a ‘post-modern Social Model approach to disability’.

72%* of clients tell us they feel better about themselves after using our services:

“In 15 sessions I learned how to cope better with past violence I experienced from a family member and found better ways to express and cope with my anger, as well as hearing that my anger was OK and normal in these circumstances.” – Chris, 31, October 2018 – Click below to read more testimonials.

We have direct or indirect personal experience with disability and we and our clients believe this really helps improve therapy. Everybody’s impairment is different, but we understand the common themes of isolation, proving yourself, rejection, exclusion and difficulty getting and maintaining relationships that if often part and parcel of being disabled. As well as finding the energy to manage all these things and build the life that you want.

Whether you want to have 1:1 support or just access our information, advice and online support services, we are here to help in whatever way works for you. We also have a Free online self-help area (contact us to gain access) as well as support on Facebook and Twitter.

Help others by adding your experience with Spokz People here.

*2011-2015 data, using 2 methods of measurement

Read Feedback from our clients

Sita*

Sita developed a chronic pain condition and kindly let us interview her about her experiences. All her videos are in the blog link here (*name changed to protect identity). You can also click on the speech bubble above for more written testimonials.

What it costs

1-2-1 sessions are £55 per 50 minutes (£50 online) if you are paying with your own money. Insurance or 3rd party work is more, please ask for more details if you are paying through other funds.

If this is outside your budget, do visit our NEW wellbeing community & programme, which has an Early Bird Offer of £150 a year for the first 50 members.

‘You might be thinking “Hang on, why isn’t it free if Spokz People is a non-profit social enterprise?”

We do not aim to make a profit from our services, the fees we charge covers the cost of sessions. Session costs include the therapist’s time (including, preparation, notes, research), travel, room hire, insurance, supervision, admin and any information or resources you are sent after a session (unusual in generic therapy). Many clients have told us they think of it as investing in themselves and once they have had several sessions they can see the benefit of longer term support.

We often work with those on benefits or low incomes and are happy to discuss with you and work out a way to support you that fits with your finances. Sometimes there are also areas of your life that you can reduce spending whilst you have therapy.

NHS services are a free option to us all. Sadly, when it comes to psychological support, the reality is that the large expense of this type of support means long waiting lists and a limited number of sessions (often 6-8 sessions) when you get there. NHS therapists rarely have disability knowledge or personal experience of disability.

If you are considering our support, but are struggling with affordability, do visit our NEW wellbeing community & programme, which has an Early Bird Offer of £150 a year for the first 50 members, or do check back in 2022 to see if we have funding for reduced-cost memberships.

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