Bournemouth Society for the Visually Impaired Emotional Support Service

Bournemouth Society for the Visually Impaired Emotional Support Service

Bournemouth Society For The Visually Impaired
5 Victoria Park Road

01202 522184

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About us

It is often a huge shock to be told by your doctor that you have a serious sight problem that is unlikely to get better.The impact of this diagnosis and the life changes that may follow can cause emotional distress for the individual and their loved ones.

Talking to someone in confidence can help you deal with and understand these difficult emotions and feelings. Whether you have been newly diagnosed or have been living with a visual impairment for some time, here at the Bournemouth Society for the Visually Impaired we are able to offer one to one emotional support or formal counselling for all age groups, who are living with sight loss.
We recognise that family memebers and carers can also be hugely affected by a loved one's sight loss, so we are pleased to be able to offer one to one, gorup or family counselling / emotonal support sessions for families and carers who require some specialist support.

If you struggle to get to our premises in Moordown because of your sight loss, we are very pleased to be able to offer home visiting sessions within a 10 mile radius of our office.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our fully qualified counsellor, Marie Evans is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and holds a Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills.

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Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Visual Impairment, Blindness, Sight Loss, Eye Sight Problems, Disability


BSVI is a local registered charity and does not receive any government or lottery funding.

Marie is able to offer counselling / emotional support on a donation basis if clients are able to afford it with a suggested minimum amount of £5 per session.

Further information

We would be very pleased to hear from you if you would like some information on any issues related to visual impairment and how to make the most of your life or your loved one's life with sight loss.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH9 2RB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults