Bournemouth Society for the Visually Impaired Emotional Support Service
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
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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
Type of session
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Types of client