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PAULA APPLETON
​COUNSELLING

Specialist Services

Specialist Counselling Services For the Deaf

Are you Deaf, deafened, or Hard of Hearing? Perhaps you are affected by someone else's hearing loss. Let me help you. Getting in touch is the first step to getting your life back.
Many Deaf or Hard of Hearing clients can have problems with feelings of isolation, frustration, self-expression and depression . In some cases there are issues relating to boarding school and a feeling of exclusion from the rest of the family and their community.
I have Level 6 NVQ in British Sign Language. I'm sensitive to the access needs of deaf people and can use a range of communication styles, including Lipreading, Sign Supported English and British Sign Language.


Deaf Awareness Courses

I provide a number of different Deaf Awareness Courses for a variety of settings. These can be for other counsellors who wish to understand how better to engage with their Hard of Hearing clients, or for businesses who wish to be fully inclusive, and educate their staff to develop effective communication strategies.


Courses can be tailor-made to suit individual requirements. Please contact me for details.