It can be difficult to come to terms with macular disease. Finding out you may lose your central vision and adapting to changes in your vision can be extremely difficult to deal with. After diagnosis many people struggle to cope with their emotions and often feel shocked, upset or isolated.

Sometimes it helps to speak to a professional counsellor, who is trained to listen, and will help you talk through your feelings and find ways of dealing with them.

Jean Bowskill saying being diagnosed was the worst time in my life. But Wendy from the counselling service was my knight in shining armour, and I will never forget her.

Our team of professional, accredited counsellors are available for free confidential telephone sessions for anyone with macular disease or their family, in the UK or internationally.

If you would like to be contacted about our Counselling Service, please fill in this form or call our Advice and Information Service on 0300 3030 111.

All our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its ethical framework and procedures.