We set up Spokz People in 2009, after we discovered that many people with disabilities would prefer to speak to a therapist with disability knowledge and experience. 

All our therapists have personal experience with disability in some way.  They are all qualified to HE level 5 and are members of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), meaning that we all follow their ethical framework. Our therapists are also fully insured and supervised and have undergone full DBS checks.

We are also a Social Enterprise, a Community Interest Company, and a founding member of Kandu, a network of ethical disability organisations, as well as the non-profit arm of Spokz, a provider of wheelchairs, sports accessories and lifestyle equipment.

Latest News

1 week ago

If you're on Spotify, search for 'Brene (Brown) with Dr. Edith Eger on recognizing the choices and gifts in our lives'. Thanks to Rebecca for suggesting it! Edith is a holocaust survivor and talks about not taking within ourselves the labels others give you, this is such an important message for disability too. In our new membership area launching this Autumn, we'll be discussing (among other things) how a lot of these useful wellbeing tips can be applied or adapted to disability. A common issue with these types of talks is that sometimes our inner voice wants to shout back 'but that doesn't work for disability/my situation!' because they don't recognise that there can be limited choices and additional challenges in our lives. It makes for helpful listening if you bear this in mind and Edith's discussion of what we tell ourselves is there for all of us. Brene has a regular podcast on Spotify you may enjoy too. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Our new member area has started web development by the lovely Chantelle! 😊 We've already had lots of people offer to record videos for us sharing their stories of mental health and well being, including some disabled celebs!!! More men than women have come forward, so we're looking for some more ladies and also people with multiple minority statuses. If this is you, do get in touch on mel@spokzpeople.org.uk and we'll send you all the details of the video interviews. In exchange for your time, we are offering payment or free access. We look forward to hearing from you... Please share. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Ashleigh Jones, from Midlands Mencap is starting a project around improving access to physical exercise in the Midlands and she is looking for disabled people to get involved, share their experiences and help make positive changes. You can see her video in the link and her contact details below. She would like to know what changes (if any) do you need to see in order to feel safe and able to take part in sport and physical activity in your community post lockdown/Covid and how can they help you?www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxsmAqh4YKQ&feature=youtu.be Ashleigh.Jones@midlandmencap.org.uk or 07912 269 035 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

We're due to release our online wellbeing community and support this Autumn and we are recording peer videos in the coming months. If you would like to be part of the community and share your story around mental health and wellbeing to support others, get in touch on mel@spokzpeople.org.uk and we'll send you all the details before you decide. In exchange we are offering the choice of payment for your time or several free months access. We look forward to hearing from you! ... See MoreSee Less
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