If you were honest with yourself, how would you say you were doing at the moment?
I know there’s a lot of anxiety around. People have financial worries, while others fear loneliness because of having to self-isolate. I hope that you are seeing some good examples of a caring society as well as seeing people emptying supermarket shelves just to stockpile for themselves.
So many people are having to change the way they do things, and I am no exception to this. I am currently suspending my face-to-face counselling in the light of Government guidelines earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean that counselling stops.
I have a couple of online video-conferencing systems that I use, and these are working well. I have the benefit of being able to work online confidentially from home or from my usual counselling room. It’s more difficult for the client however, who may need to be away from the house in order to know that our conversation is completely private. If that’s the case, a phone session is always a possibility.
The beauty of meeting face-to-face of course, is that we can be in a neutral space where individuals and couples can feel safe enough to open up about the issues they face. Let’s hope we can get back to that soon, but in the meantime please do get in touch if you’d like to try online counselling.