If you, or someone you know, have recently been diagnosed with an eye condition and are having difficulties as a result of sight loss, NCBI is here to help. We offer counselling both face to face and over the telephone.
Face to face counselling
Through our counselling service, we can address issues such as your reaction to your diagnosis, dealing with a child’s diagnosis, fears you may have if your sight is deteriorating, the future, change in your sense of identity, relationship difficulties and employment issues. Our counsellor will work with you and / or your family, offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to explore these issues.
To avail of the counselling service or to find out more please contact NCBI’s head office on Tel: 01 8307033 and ask to be put through to the counsellor or if you are already in contact with your local support worker he or she can make a referral for you.
We also provide a telephone counselling service, where you can speak to a professional counsellor or a peer counsellor (someone who also has sight loss themselves) over the phone from the comfort of your own home. To find out more about this service by contacting your local NCBI support worker.