Sustaining a serious injury in an accident can be a traumatic experience. You may need to consider attending psychological counselling as part of your long-term accident recovery. If you are unsure whether counselling is needed, you should see your doctor first. Your doctor will be able to make an initial assessment of your mental health following your accident as a traffic warden. If traffic warden accident counselling is prescribed, you can consider your options regarding where and when to start your treatment.
Mental health counselling: Your options
One of the first choices you have to make is which counsellor you want to start seeing. When you see your doctor for the initial health assessment after your traffic warden accident, he or she will likely refer you to the local NHS counsellor. There are many excellent counsellors working throughout the United Kingdom. Depending on the type of counselling you need, you may find the right course of treatment close to where you live.
Although NHS counselling is typically of a high standard, you may still consider whether you could benefit more from private treatment. Obviously, private treatment entails a direct cost to you that is not incurred when going through the NHS.
So why should you even think about going private, if the standard of mental health care is the same as with the NHS? The fact is that there can be serious downsides to NHS treatment involving both the location of the treatment and the time that you might have to wait before it starts. You are likely to have less of a choice in which counsellor you can see – possibly with a specialist being located some distance from where you live. This could involve frequent and potentially costly travel.
In addition, there can be lengthy waiting lists involved in NHS treatment. Sometimes, a wait can be no more than a minor nuisance, but it could also be the case that you cannot afford to delay seeing a counsellor. In this case, starting your treatment earlier with a private practitioner can help your health improve faster.
How can we help you?
If you decide to go for private traffic warden accident counselling, you may find a successful claim for compensation useful in paying towards your counselling costs. This is where we can potentially help. We have made thousands of successful claims for people who did not cause their own injuries since we were set up in 2000.
We offer expert advice and legal representation. All of our no-win, no-fee* lawyers are dedicated to helping you get the best claim you deserve. If you think you have a valid claim to make, you should contact us today on our free, 24-hour helpline. By calling 0800 689 0500, you will get friendly, expert advice on your accident. Although we cannot help you find the best counsellor, as we don’t have the right expertise in this field, we can help you make a financial claim for compensation that you can use to pay towards the cost of private counselling.
Date Published: July 21, 2015
Author: David Brown