Support Groups

At present there is just one support group in the UK meeting on a regular basis – the London Face Blind Group – but people from around the country are welcome to attend its meetings.

London Faceblind Group

The London Faceblind Group is an informal, confidential space for people with faceblindness to meet and share their experiences of living with prosopagnosia.

The support group is facilitated by Monica who is an experienced therapist and is also faceblind.

The group began in 2011 and meets regularly. Meetings are 2 hours and an invitation to join and participate in the group is extended to anyone living with either acquired or developmental prosopagnosia. The meetings have varied in size but have always produced lots of lively discussion and sharing.

The aims of the group are –

  • Meeting other people with the condition

  • Sharing & making sense of faceblind experiences

  • Learning about what strategies work for you and for other people with the condition

  • Having a collective voice that can contribute to the direction of future research

  • Raising awareness of prosopagnosia

Researchers are only invited to the group to update us on research or answer questions we may have. Otherwise only faceblind people may attend. The meetings are free of charge and held at Birkbeck University who have kindly allowed us to use of one of their rooms.

About the facilitator

Monica Zenonos set up the group in November 2011 and has been involved in raising awareness about the condition. She has given talks, been interviewed and has been a speaker at the Annual Faceblind Conference at Birkbeck University.

She has also taken part in a video module talking about faceblindness for the Open University as part of a course in Forensic Psychology and has recently completed a dissertation in the psychotherapeutic landscape of faceblindness as part of an MA in Psychotherapy.

Monica was diagnosed with developmental prosopagnosia in 2007/8 and as she began her journey in coming to terms with the condition she realised how useful good quality support can be.  She passionately believes that it is essential to have the opportunity to come together and share the frustrations, confusion and anxieties that confront people with prosopagnosia on a daily basis as well as share some of the lighter moments that emerge as a result of the condition.

Monica is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist  and has a small private practice in London Bridge.

Further Information and Attending a Meeting

If you’d like to attend a meeting or would just like to find out more about the London Faceblind Group meetings, please contact Monica via her website:

www.monicazenonos.counselling.co.uk

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Meeting Venue

The London Faceblind group meets at Birkbeck University –
Henry Welcome Building, Malet Street, London WC1H 0AA