Sight Loss Counselling

DisabilityPlus supports you with therapists who are blind or have sight loss.

Our sight loss counselling is with therapists with the lived experience needed to understand the complexity of sight loss. 

Our Service supports you, whether pre-existing issues have worsened or a new condition that stems from a sight loss. Our specialist therapists understand the problems sensory loss can have on your mental & emotional health.

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Mental Health

No matter how severe your vision has become, you may experience emotional and behavioural changes resulting from your sight loss. These changes can include extreme mood swings and anxiety disorders.

Some people have a combination of emotional reactions to becoming blind or vision impaired, they can include: insomnia, loss of appetite, palpitations, visual hallucinations, aggression, anger, tension, frustration, disorganisation, irritability, restlessness, inability to concentrate & apathy.

 

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Thoughts & Fears

It is recognised that people affected by sight loss will understandably experience very strong and, at times, overwhelming feelings of grief and loss.

In cases of sudden sight loss, the reaction is often severe. People often experience panic and confusion, making it difficult to assimilate information and rationalise decisions.

For most people with diagnosed sight-threatening conditions, the reality is feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and fear can be consuming.

Psychological Support

We can support you with your emotional & mental health, our therapists work with people who have varying degrees of sight loss. The therapy focuses on assisting you to overcome various psychological barriers.

Our team understands that living with sight loss can be difficult, but we know it can be manageable. Our treatment plans focus on helping you think more clearly & gain a purpose.

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Carers

Those who take care of people with sight loss can also benefit from counselling. Making sacrifices to care for a loved one can lead to feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, and isolation. Counselling can provide helpful guidance and support on coping in the best way possible.

Referrals

Our referrals cater for all types of requirements, you can contact us directly for more information or complete a self-referral form to move to the next step. We reply to you within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

NHS Applications

For DisabilityPlus to make an NHS application for you based on your condition, we must satisfy specific criteria before making the NHS Application. 

The application for you must include one of the below disabilities or life-changing conditions.

  • Loss of Limb or Mobility
  • Long Term Medical or Physical Condition
  • Brain Injury or Concussion
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Sight Loss
  • Sudden Acquired Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus or Vestibular 
  • Epilepsy
  • Grief 

Self-Paid Services are available if you do not qualify for an NHS application with DisabilityPlus.

Profesional Organisations

We support many organisations from solicitors, employment support all the way through to smaller organisations that need support. Contact us to find out more. 

Self-Pay Plans

We offer self-pay plans including pay by session & saver packs where you can buy groups of 3 & 6 sessions at reduced price points. 

 

Mixed Plans

Being a major service, we can offer a mixed plan where you start paying privately & then if funding comes in you can switch to a funded model of counselling.

Contact us to find out more

Get In Touch

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Call

01932 881849

Email

info@disabilityplus.co.uk

Office Address

DisabilityPlus House, 25 Pembroke Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 4NT

Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Weekends: Clossed

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