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Online / Telephone Counselling Service for people affected by epilepsy (inc carers)

Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland
Help offered

Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland deliver online / telephone counselling to people based in Northern Ireland affected by epilepsy over the age of 18.

That could include:

  • Adults affected by epilepsy
  • Adults caring for someone affected by epilepsy
  • Parent of someone affected by epilepsy

People affected by epilepsy tell us they need emotional support at various stages of their condition. This could be at point of diagnosis, a change in condition, employment, ability to drive, relationship dynamics with friends or family or coping with living with a long term condition. Epilepsy affects not only the person living with the condition, but carers and the wider family network. Many adults affected by epilepsy and their carers go through difficult times in their lives. Talking to someone they can trust can make a real difference.

Counselling will be provided online via video conferencing application Zoom. We will send you instructions on using Zoom when you register for counselling. You don’t need any special equipment – just a tablet, laptop or mobile phone with a camera and an internet connection.

If you are unfamiliar or unsure of Zoom, please get in touch with us as we can provide you with support to get you started.

If you do not have access to online technology, counselling can be provided via telephone. Counselling sessions are delivered once a week over a period of six to eight weeks according to need. Session last fifty minutes. The service is delivered free of charge.

How to access this support

People can self refer for this service or organisations can refer on their behalf: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/involved/branches/nireland


Contact Name
Carla Smyth
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Epilepsy Action Northern Ireland

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