counselling and emotional support.
Find out how our trained counsellors could help you if you are finding it hard to come to terms with feelings about sight loss
Helping Hands for the Blind counselling and Emotional Support Service.
Someone to talk to.
If you have lost or are losing your sight, you may be worried about how you will cope. Or you may feel depressed about the changes you are facing. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of sadness, anger or anxiety and this is affecting you on a day-to-day basis. Or maybe it's causing you to worry about the future.
During these times, many people find it helpful to talk through their feelings with someone outside their usual circle of family and friends.
If you are supporting a person with sight loss, you may experience similar feelings and may need someone to talk to.
Helping Hands for the Blind counselling and Emotional Support Service offers confidential counselling to help you get through these times.
Helping Hands for the Blind have a small team ofdeadicated counsellors with experience in support, information and counselling.
We can offer you:
• time to talk about your situation and how you're feeling
• one-to-one counselling and support
Our counselling and Emotional Support Service is committed to a working practice that values equality and diversity.
Sight loss does not discriminate and neither do we.
About it all.
Once we have your details, our counselling and emotional support manager will contact you to arrange a convenint time for you to pop in for an short assessment, We aim to make contact with you within five working days of receiving your details, although it may take longer at busy times, or if it is difficult to contact you.
From the assessment you will be allocated to one of our counsellors.
With them, the first appointment offers you an opportunity to talk about your situation and to explore what further support you might find helpful.
If you go on to have counselling or emotional support from our service, these appointments will be arranged at mutually convenient times and will always be with the same counsellor.
Q. Is everything confidential?
A. Yes, our service is confidential. This means that what you say to us will remain within the ESS and will not be passed on to anyone else without your consent. The only exception would be if we had very serious concerns about your safety or that of others. In such exceptional circumstances we would discuss this with you and encourage you to seek emergency support.
As an Organisational Member of BACP we are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where organisations undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force. We also comply with the Data Protection Act.
Our service is completely confidential. This means that what you say to us will remain within the Emotional Support Service and will not be passed on to anyone else without your consent.
The only exception to this is if we have very serious concerns about your safety or that of others. In such exceptional circumstances we might need to ensure your safety, but would strive to discuss this with you and assist you in seeking emergency support. We adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework and comply with the Data Protection Act.
Will it cost me?
There is no cost to you as long as you are a paid up to date member.
For more information about our service, then please contact us:
Telephone: 01256 463966
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Other contact details
t: 0845 790 9090
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
t: 01455 883 300