Telephone Counselling


Meet our Counselling & Wellbeing Officer, Ian Younghusband.

Ian has a C5 complete injury following an accident 21 years ago and in recent years he chose to train as a counsellor due to a genuine passion for helping others. He is a registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and as such operates within the BACP’s Ethical Framework to ensure a safe and professional service.

The foundation of Ian’s approach to counselling is the Person Centred Model. Through the development of a strong relationship between client and counsellor, this enables the client to look at thoughts and emotions they are struggling with, eventually being empowered to find their own answers and direction.

This free service provides support to SCI people and members of their family with any issues affecting their mental health and wellbeing. These could be directly related to the current situation or more generally to aspects such as relationship difficulties, issues around SCI or other things that you don’t feel able to talk through with your family or friends.

Ian will be available to provide six weekly sessions of telephone counselling each lasting 50 minutes. To access this service please complete this form or call our Support Line on 0800 980 0501. The line is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.