Counselling | Headway Black Country

Emotional support can be important in helping survivors and their carers to adjust to the changes that have occurred following an acquired brain injury and to deal with perhaps difficult or painful feelings. Sometimes just talking to one of our staff or someone who has been through a similar experience can be helpful. In other cases, survivors and/or their carers may need a greater degree of emotional support and that is where a trained counsellor with experience of working with people affected by a brain injury may be able to help.

Counselling can provide valuable and confidential support. Counselling provides a space where you can talk to someone about your concerns and emotional difficulties, someone trained and skilled in listening and helping you clarify your thoughts and feelings, which you may not be able to discuss with anyone else.

Headway Black Country offers a counselling service for survivors, their carers and close family members for a defined range of problems.


The types of problems suitable for this service are:

  • Mental health problems: For example, mild to moderate episodes of anxiety or depression, anger management, self-esteem difficulties.
  • Problems associated with life crises, such illness.
  • Problems associated with relationships (a specialist service such as RELATE may also be considered suitable in some cases).

Counselling is provided by members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and is available either by self-referral or referral through another body for instance a GP.


We want to ensure that those who may benefit from the service can do so. Counsellors in private practice can charge between £40 and £60 per individual session, but to help support those affected by Brain Injury access counselling we offer a block of 6 sessions for £60. This will take effect from 1st November 2022.

If you would like to make a referral, please click here to access the referral form.

If you like to learn more about this service then please contact us or call on 01384 869961

Please note that we are currently operating a waiting list for counselling appointments. It is currently estimated that the wait time is 10 weeks.


Headway Black Country have started a campaign via text to support extra counselling sessions.

Please text HBC to 70470 to donate £5 (One sessions costs us £40).

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.