RNIB: Counselling for Sight Loss Online Training


Counselling for Sight Loss Online Training dates 2021-22

RNIB is working across sector to develop an accreditation scheme that will give a badge of good practice to counsellors who have completed a RNIB 2 x day training course and have committed to a developmental plan that enables blind and partially sight people to access their counselling services.

This course is designed to help better understand how to support clients who have sight loss. It is a two - day course, which requires attendance on both days. Days will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. The course is free of charge accessible online via video conferencing.

Day One gives an overview of different eye conditions and explains how these conditions impact on communication. It also examines the practicalities of setting up an accessible counselling space for someone with sight loss.

Day Two looks at ways of working therapeutically with commonly identified issues for blind and partially sighted people.

At the end of the course you will be asked to submit a reflective piece demonstrating your learning and outlining your future steps to support clients with sight loss. Successful completion of this, leads towards a Counselling for Sight Loss Accreditation, which is endorsed by RNIB and the winder VI sector charities.

The aim of the accreditation is to increase capacity of research informed counsellors who are specifically trained to work with clients with sight loss in the UK. Accredited Counsellors will be added to a client-facing register that will enable both self and organisational referrals.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Tina Doyle: tina.doyle@rnib.org.uk. The first 12 applications meeting the criteria will be accepted. You will be advised if your application is successful and you have a place on the course.

Applications can be made here: the application form

2021-22 CFSL Course Dates

  • September 14th and 15th 2021
  • October 14th and 15th 2021
  • November 10th and 11th 2021
  • December 8th and 9th 2021
  • January 27th and 28th 2022
  • February 22nd and 23rd 2021
  • March 30th and 31st 2022

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th Aug, 2021
Expiry Date
12th Oct, 2021