Covid – 19 Update
The Covid 19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on every aspect of our lives and in response we have all had to adapt and change in unprecedented ways, individually and collectively. The experience of living through the pandemic has evoked a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty as well as loneliness and feelings of loss. Naturally, many of our clients have brought these concerns to their counselling sessions.
When the first lockdown was announced we knew that the only way we could continue to offer counselling was by setting up the whole system to work remotely. Arranging for all face-to-face sessions to be offered over the phone or by video call presented significant technical challenges for both our counsellors and clients, but, like so many other people, we have adjusted to this new way of doing things. Many had never experienced remote counselling before and people have adapted remarkably well.
With the easing of restrictions, we are now able to offer face-to-face sessions again, but also phone and video counselling as an option. If you would like to find out how to arrange counselling please click here.
Articles and tips on managing during the pandemic:
Tips on how to manage anxiety from the NHS: click here to read the article [link still valid]
Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak: Mental Health Foundation, click here (How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak | Mental Health Foundation) to read the article
Coronavirus and your wellbeing: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing
Help from the Tavistock Institute for managing family relationships: you can apply here for their free programme “Building Relationships for Stronger Families”
Free legal advice for victims of Domestic Violence: http://www.flagdv.org.uk
Support for students: www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html