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Summary: The counseling service offers people an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained therapist about their sight loss, its impact on themselves, their families and their relationships, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. Therapists use their skills to facilitate people to explore issues through conversation.
Who delivers the service?
Professionally qualified systemic family therapists who have many years of experience working with people who are blind and vision impaired.
Who can attend?
Any person with impaired vision or a member of their family can attend the counselling service. Sessions may be individual or may include family members, partners or friends as appropriate.
What to expect
Our aim is to create an environment in which the person or persons attending feel comfortable to talk about the issues concerning them.
In the first session we ask the person/persons about and their expectations in relation to counselling and the issues they hope to address. During this initial conversation people decide whether this counselling service may be helpful to them and if appropriate a plan for future sessions is made.
Counselling sessions are usually one hour long.
The number of sessions may vary from one to several and the frequency is agreed between the person consulting and the therapist.
The person’s experience of the counselling process is reviewed with them on an ongoing basis.
Where therapy takes place
Therapy sessions are currently held at NCBI’s Head Office in Drumcondra. Transport from train and bus stations can be arranged.
How to avail of the service
People who are interested in the service may make contact directly or through their community resource worker.
For further information
For more information or to arrange a meeting contact the professional counselling service on LoCall 1850 33 43 53.