Counselling in the Corona Virus Lockdown
At this time Counsellors are asked by the Government not to meet their clients face to face. As the lockdown gradually eases, it is hoped that we will be able to resume face to face work later this summer.
In the meantime I am working remotely. I still work from my counselling room, which is secure and confidential, but I contact my clients via the computer or phone.
Where possible my sessions are being conducted using Skype, so that I can see my client on a laptop screen. Skype is free to download and can be used on a laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
If Skype is not an possible or convenient then other options can be WhatsApp, Zoom or the telephone.
Remote working is a different way of working and the lockdown is a particularly difficult time, affecting people in different ways. However, counselling can be effective even in these circumstances so please do get in touch.
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.