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Limb loss counselling service launches in West Norfolk

A new counselling service to support adults who are living with limb loss has been launched in West Norfolk.

Homewood Wellbeing will offer support to individual adults and their families who are “struggling to cope”.

Business owner and qualified counsellor Debbie Homewood wants to help clients find acceptance of their trauma – an area of health care that is not currently being funded by local health authorities.

Debbie Homewood, of Homewood Wellbeing in West Norfolk. Photo: SUBMITTED
Debbie Homewood, of Homewood Wellbeing in West Norfolk. Photo: SUBMITTED

Debbie has a personal understanding of living with limb loss, having had an above-knee amputation more than six years ago.

“I know from first-hand experience that limb loss is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally,” she said.

“As well as recovering from the physical trauma of the operation, you are also dealing with the fear of what the future may bring and how your family is going to cope.”

The service is described as one which provides “genuine empathy, experience and understanding”.

Debbie’s sessions are suitable for anyone learning to live with or struggling to cope with limb loss, trauma or disability.

“She is keen to emphasis that counselling services are extremely useful for families, as well as individuals, allowing everyone to come to terms and accept the new reality of family life,” a spokeswoman for the service said.

Debbie added: “If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to call me on my mobile number or say hello using Facebook Messenger.

“I’m very approachable and happy to chat to you about whatever you need.”

For more information, visit www.homewoodwellbeing.co.uk or www.facebook.com/homewoodwellbeing or contact Debbie on 07490 978113.

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