Regardless of the reason, losing a limb can be a traumatic experience with all aspects of your life being affected. For many people it is can be difficult to talk with their family or friends about what they are feeling and so they may find it beneficial to meet with a counsellor to discuss these feeling in a free and open way.
The Foundation has a number of counsellors throughout Scotland who can offer clients a private, confidential one-to-one relationship within which they can explore various aspects of their life. All of the counsellors use a Person Centred Approach which is based on a deep respect for the person and for the central truth that it is each person who is an expert on his or her own life. Counsellors trained in this approach offer a relationship within which a person can explore the meaning and experience of their own life, and begin to get in touch with feelings and conflicts. The counsellor, whilst acknowledging and valuing those feelings, neither judges or offers advice thus allowing the client to feel accepted and respected as a person in their own right.
All of our counsellors are accredited with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice. The Foundation is also an organisational member of BACP.
Please contact the Foundation if you would like to arrange an appointment with a counsellor.
Over the past 10 years the MF has provided numerous courses to the healthcare professionals working in this area of rehabilitation. This training is not only of immeasurable benefit to the staff, but also to the patients and families that they deal with.
The courses can be held onsite to limit the time away from the working environment and are also tailor-made for each individual centre to take into account any specific issues that they may have to deal with. They allow staff the opportunity to consider the emotional adjustment people have to face when they undergo an amputation and to look at ways in which they can ease or facilitate this difficult transition. Please check our News page for details of current courses.