Counselling in the Corona Virus Lockdown
At this time of gradual easing of the Corona virus lockdown, I am working face to face with those individual clients who are happy to do this and with couples. My counselling room is small but has a large window that I keep open. The room is cleaned and aired between clients (I always leave a time gap) and the chair covers changed.
I ask that clients do not attend if they have any Corona virus symptoms and I also undertake to cease any face to face working should I experience any symptoms or become aware of any potential infection.
I am also continuing to offer on-line via Skype or Zoom for those who prefer this. When counselling remotely, I still work from my counselling room, which is secure and confidential, but I contact my clients via the computer.
How does counselling work?
In bereavement, for example, we do know that talking is one thing that can make a difference. So why is that? One of my clients described it as untangling all the thoughts in her head which made it easier to find a way forward, even in the most difficult of circumstances.