If you think you would benefit from seeing a BSL Healthy Minds therapist, there are two ways you can be referred.
Most people are referred to us through their doctor. When you visit your doctor, the best thing to do is tell them how you’ve been feeling over the past few weeks or months, being as honest as you can. You might find it useful to write a few notes down before you go as this will help you remember what you want to say.
It’s possible that your doctor won’t know about BSL Healthy Minds or they want to refer you for counselling with a hearing therapist and an interpreter. This works for some deaf people but research shows that deaf-to-deaf therapy is much more successful.
If your GP is not sure about referring you, please ask them to get in touch via email or telephone. Alternatively you can direct them to our website or give them one of our leaflets. It can be hard talking to someone about how you feel but please remember that your doctor is there to help.
Sometimes it is difficult to arrange an appointment with your doctor and make sure an interpreter has been booked. To make the process less stressful for you, we have developed self-referral forms.
You can download a self-referral form from our website, fill it in and send it to us at BSL Healthy Minds, Room 27, Beaconsfield Town Hall
Penn Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PP.
Alternatively you can download the form, fill it in and email it back to us. After we have received your form, we will contact your GP on your behalf to ask if they will support your therapy. We have to do this because your GP will need to give us permission to apply for funding from your local CCG.