Coping with sight loss can be difficult. There are often strong emotions that follow on from a diagnosis. Anxiety, frustration, fear, anger and depression are some of the feelings expressed by those affected by sight loss. It is a very normal reaction and most people experience some level of discomfort.

It can be helpful in such circumstances to talk to a professional counsellor in order to receive support and guidance.

Our Insight Counselling Service is free and confidential and provides support for all those affected by sight loss, both individuals and their family members and carers. We aim to provide the most appropriate options to clients, including once-off support, short-term crisis counselling or working together to determine if there are suitable longer-term options available.

We offer:

  • Individual sessions –  ten sessions free of charge
  • Fully confidential service
  • Accredited counsellors
  • Safe, supportive space
  • Family support
  • Support group meetings
  • Once-off support available
  • Telephone sessions are available as an option for those with travel limitations or to facilitate counselling with clients in distant locations

We work closely with the Research Department, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, receiving direct referrals for support services and ensuring the team at the hospital are assisted by us in providing appropriate options for patients’ ongoing support needs.

If you have any questions about the service or would like to enquire about arranging an initial meeting or conversation please contact us on 01 674 6496 Monday – Friday or email insight@fightingblindness.ie.