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If you feel like you would benefit from brain injury-sensitive counselling, Headway Essex can help.

Modified psychotherapy following brain injury

Psychotherapy has its place in helping to alleviate psychological distress following acquired brain injury. Given the cognitive changes in functions like memory, information processing, attention and thinking skills that take place following acquired brain injury then a different approach needs to be taken from conventional psychotherapy and one which compensates for these cognitive difficulties.

Psychotherapy offered at Headway Essex

Therapy with individuals

Where acquired brain injury forms the background – for those who have issues that may include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, substance/alcohol misuse and post-trauma stress.

Therapy for couples

For partners where the brain injury is a major factor in relationship difficulties experienced by the couple. Couples therapy can help partners to understand and resolve conflicts between them by understanding each other better and learning new patterns of communicating with each other.

Psychosexual therapy

A specialised service based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles where there has been a disruption of normal sexual functioning since the brain injury. This service can be accessed by individuals but is often undertaken with couples where there is an intimate sexual relationship that has been affected by a sexual dysfunction.

Prices for therapy

The cost per therapy session is £50. An initial assessment will be carried out during your first session to determine the type of therapy that will be most beneficial to you.


Psychotherapy is offered within the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is subject to their complaints procedure Psychosexual Therapy is offered within the Ethical Framework of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT).


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