At NCBI we understand that loss of sight can have a significant psychological impact on individuals experiencing it and on those around them. Those using our counselling service can range from a person who feels they are in crisis, perhaps even suicidal, to someone who is generally finding it hard to cope emotionally with sight loss.
Issues addressed include the person’s reaction to their diagnosis, dealing with a child’s diagnosis, a condition that is deteriorating and causing distress, the future, change in sense of identity, relationship difficulties, employment issues and dependence/independence issues.
Our psychotherapist will work with individuals and or families, offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to explore these issues at their own pace.
To avail of the counselling service or to find out more please contact head office directly and ask to be put through to the counsellor or if you are already in contact with your local support worker he /she can make a referral for you.
We provide a telephone counselling service, where you can speak to a professional counsellor or a peer counsellor (someone who also has sight loss) over the phone. Telephone counselling is the same as face-to-face counselling, except that it is done over the phone. It is also confidential. You can speak to the counsellor from the comfort of your own home if getting to see a counsellor face to face is difficult.
To find out more about our counselling service, contact your support worker today or Head Office on:
Phone: 01 830 7033