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What Are Learning Difficulties & Disabilities?: ‘Learning difficulties’ describes a category of conditions (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia) that make it difficult to process information. These are mostly diagnosed in childhood, but some people are diagnosed as adults, and many people are never diagnosed.

Generally, people with ‘learning disabilities’ experience a range of problems with recalling certain information and difficulty with forming a concept or idea of actions such as being able to understand or tell the time, maintaining self-care and other related activities that are needed to enable daily life skills.

Being disabled describes having a physical, emotional or neurological condition which impairs your ability to function in the world. It is now generally recognised that it is not the condition which impairs you, but a society that is not designed to allow disabled people to thrive. This is known as the social model of disability.

You may be facing issues with housing, medical care or benefits, or struggling at work or school if your physical needs or learning style is not accommodated.

Children can also learn a range of effective coping mechanisms to manage their learning difficulties and any resulting emotional issues and symptoms that they might experience because of them.

HQ Therapists & Counsellors Working With Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

If you or your child has learning difficulties or disabilities, you may find therapy helpful. You may be experiencing bullying or discrimination, or struggling to socialise due to access requirements or not feeling like you fit in.

Therapy modalities such as creative arts therapy and occupational therapy can prove very beneficial, children can also benefit from play therapy (such as art and drama and narrative therapy) as well.

Below is a selection of our current therapists and counsellors who are fully trained to work with clients experiencing learning difficulties and disabilities using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Therapy Modalities That Deal With Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

What to expect from therapy for learning difficulties and disabilities: A supportive individual or group therapist will be able to help you manage the psychological impact of these and other issues. These may include learning to develop self confidence and focus on positive aspects of life and self-relaxation therapy to promote calm behaviour and overall mental well-being.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy. If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to learning difficulties and disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy For Learning Difficulties & Disabilities ?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.