At NCBI we understand that sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on the individual experiencing the loss of vision, and on their partners, families and close friends. Our counselling service offers a safe space to explore issues and concerns that may arise. It’s aim is also to identify the internal resources and strengths of the individual and/or their family, in order to help them deal with the challenges ahead.
Every individual and family will have their own unique experience of their vision loss and this will always be the therapist’s focus. However common issues that may be addressed are:
- the diagnosis of a vision impairment for a newborn, a child, an adolescent, or an adult
- ongoing deterioration of sight
- a sense of loss of identity, self-esteem and independence
- employment concerns
- worries about the future
- relationship difficulties.
Our Psychotherapist will work with individuals, couples and families offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to explore their issues at their own pace.
To avail of the counselling service or to find out more, please contact Head Office today on:
Phone: 01 830 7033 and ask to speak with the Counsellor