The word counselling can mean different things to different people. Some people see counselling as a way of offloading their feelings, some see it as a way of getting information and practical advice, others see it as an opportunity to explore with a trained counsellor the underlying reasons for their problems.
Counselling is finding a place for safe, confidential self-exploration of feelings and thoughts. A place where the counsellor is there for you in the best sense, to enable you to grow in self-awareness and self-confidence. The decision to attend counselling is not an easy one. It involves taking a risk and stepping into the unknown. This can be both challenging and rewarding.
The Society offers a counselling service to all members to help them deal with all of the issues associated with haemophilia. This can be arranged in our offices, in your home, in hospital or over the phone. We can also facilitate access for members to specialised external counselling as required.
If you would like to talk to somebody in confidence around any issues relating to haemophilia or bleeding disorders, please contact the Society on 01 6579900.