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Psychological Therapy Service

Therapy provides a space for you to be you when your thoughts and feelings become too overwhelming.

You might have known us previously as BSL Healthy Minds.

To Refer Yourself

Our therapy is different

  • All of our therapists are Deaf, or hearing and fluent in BSL
  • There is no need for an interpreter
  • Flexible appointments: face-to-face or online
  • Our therapists understand Deaf culture
  • Secure and confidential
  • Only IAPT compliant BSL therapy service
    (which means we meet NHS standards)
  • We can also provide therapy through lip reading or deaf-blind communication

Get referred

Visit your GP

Tell the doctor how you have been thinking and feeling. Be honest. Remember your doctor is there to help.

Your doctor might not know about SignHealth. Research shows that therapy in BSL is more successful for BSL users. Ask your doctor to contact us for more information.

Or sign up directly

You can request therapy with this online form.

We will contact your GP on your behalf, because your GP will need to give us permission to apply for funding.

Commonly known as ‘talking therapy’, Psychological Therapy is often the most effective treatment if you are experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. 

Our service was previously known as ‘BSL Healthy Minds’. 

There are different types of psychological therapy. For instance we offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Couples therapy, Counselling for Depression (CfD), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and guided self-help. You don’t need to know the difference between these. We will discuss with you what your options are with your specific needs and situation in mind.

We offer services to Deaf people who may be experiencing one or more of the following conditions: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Phobias
  • Loss or Bereavement
  • Confidence problems or low self-esteem
  • Family or work stresses
  • Identity issues
  • Abuse

If you do not see your condition (or you are not sure) but you think meeting with a therapist could help, please contact us. 

You must be aged over 18 and living in England or Wales. 

We will match you with a therapist to suit your needs and communication preferences.

You do not pay for any of our services. 

After receiving your referral form, we will apply for funding from your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Therapy can only start once funding is in place, and timing depends on how quickly your local CCG responds.

Our therapy services can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Meeting in person with your therapist for face-to-face therapy is available in some parts of the country. You would meet your therapist in a private space. We try to use a therapy room as close to you as we possibly can, possibly at your GP. 

Where we are unable to meet in person, you would chat one-to-one with your therapist using video calls.

If you have any questions about the service or you need help with referrals please contact us.

Text 07966 976747
therapy@signhealth.org.uk
Call 01494 687606

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How to Refer

You can refer a Deaf adult in England and Wales to our Therapy Service by submitting this online referral form.