BSBP now offer a confidential counselling service that specialises in sight loss.
BSBP recognise that blind and partially sighted people face a sometimes difficult challenge to overcome or accept some or all of the issues that come with sight loss.
Whether you were born with a visual impairment or you have lost your sight later in life, some barriers can seem almost impossible to tackle. Unfortunately, if you do not look after your mental health then the chance of developing long-term problems will increase.
Usually individuals choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives.
Sometimes people can be isolated but at other times, even when an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and/or depressed. It may be easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family.
BSBP are registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and will offer a comfortable, caring and relaxed environment for you to talk to a fully qualified Counsellor about your issues.
For 1 hour per week for 10 weeks, the time will be devoted to you to explore your thoughts and feelings openly. You will enter into a Working Agreement to ensure that both parties remain safe and this will clarify what to expect from your Counsellor.
This can be arranged at our centre or at you home. However, your home must have a suitable, quiet, private area for the sessions to take place.