- In 1977 an exploration into the use of counselling of visually impaired adult persons began in Richmond Adult College, Surrey, where it continued for 2 years. It moved to the ophthalmic department, King's College Hospital in 1980 and continued until 1987. The author formed a group in Richmond for people with visual loss only. In King's College Hospital a slow open group was the focus for therapy, particularly for blind diabetics. The work, action and outcome of this catalyst is described. The ultimate benefit of the project was that patients were progressively rehabilitated, in that isolation was integrated. Patients were able to function better, gaining social contact and friendship.