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Find an accredited sight loss counsellor in the UK

Living with sight loss can be difficult, so it's important to take care of your mental wellbeing when you feel overwhelmed or just need a bit of extra support. Talking to someone about your thoughts and feelings surrounding your diagnosis can help with your emotional wellbeing.

Accredited sight loss counsellors are specifically trained to work with people with sight loss. They understand the emotional impact of sight loss and the nuances of each person's experience. They also understand the experiences that someone with sight loss has with health and social care systems.

Accredited sight loss counsellors provide an accessible counselling practice space and will produce counselling information in accessible formats.

If you would like to find an accredited sight loss counsellor, who is practicing locally to you or offering telephone and online counselling, please start your search according to your national region.

Find a counsellor in your region

The accreditation process

The aim of the accreditation qualification is to increase capacity of research-informed counsellors who are specifically trained to work with clients with sight loss in the UK. The accreditation process starts with an application for a two-day course. This course is designed for qualified practitioners to help with better understanding how to support clients who have sight loss.

After the training, participants need to submit a reflective plan demonstrating their learning and outlining their future steps to support clients with sight loss. Successful completion of this leads towards a Counselling for Sight Loss Accreditation qualification.

If you have any enquiries regarding Accreditation Scheme, please contact Emma Gwynne (Accreditation Officer) at [email protected].