MS-UK is no longer able to provide a counselling service.
However, we do hold a directory of private qualified counsellors who have completed our Counselling People with MS training course. If you would like a copy of the directory, please contact our MS-UK Helpline. Whilst we cannot endorse the professionals on our list, we do ensure they are all qualified and have an awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS).
You can also check if your local MS Therapy Centre or local MS Society group offers it. Otherwise you can search for a therapist through the BACP website, or online counselling directories.
Counselling is a talking therapy. It allows you to talk and reflect in a confidential and supportive space.
Counsellors do not offer advice or tell you what to do but help you to talk about your experiences to make it easier to find a way forward.
Counsellors can help you to explore how MS may be affecting your wellbeing and how you are adapting emotionally.
Counselling can support you with MS related issues and may include
Building a relationship with your counsellor is important to get the most out of the process. It can take a number of sessions before you start to see change, but with support from your counsellor, the results can be very positive over time.
For more information on MS and Mental Health, please read our MS and Mental Health Choices booklet.
Please find below some contact details below of organisations that you can contact in the case of an emotional crisis