Thank you for choosing to look at my website.
I'm editing my website during a time of lockdown while the Covid 19 crisis is making dramatic changes to all our lives with more potential feelings of anxiety, helplessness, relationship challenges, low mood, depression, stress, mourning and bereavement. It is essential that everyone maintain connection in their lives as good relationships are the things that sustain us so, over the last few weeks, I have been offering online counselling. Since I had never done that before, I decided to let you know my thoughts on what I have learned so far:
There is a much better connection online than I would have predicted.
Clients can enter counselling, feeling a great deal of comfort from being in their own homes.
It is time efficient and I can offer more flexibility.
All the clients that I have seen, have chosen to rebook after an initial online appointment.
I, myself, would always now choose to offer online counselling as a choice together with telephone counselling and add back in face to face counselling, when that becomes possible.
I would like to offer a discount to anyone who is an NHS/Key Worker. Please let me know when you email or phone me. Leave me a message and I will get back to you.
I decided to leave the rest of the website as it already was. Just as the NHS is now encouraging people to still seek help to maintain their health, non Covid related, I encourage you to take care of you and make this a time for self-care.
Below is my old website letter to you - it's still relevant - the current lockdown crisis may well have added onto previous concerns.
Take care and keep well
Are you thinking of getting some help for something that is troubling you? At times life can be extremely painful, something can be nagging away at us, we realise that we are repeating patterns but don't seem to be able to stop them, maybe our feeling of anxiety or depression has grown to such an extent that we can't have the life we really want or our relationships are not how we would like them to be. I believe that our relationships with ourselves and with others are our most important priority and we all sometimes need to take time and space to tend to them, with some help. If we don't there can be nagging unease, pain etc which makes our lives difficult. Often the symptoms are things we don't understand like anxiety, depression, stress, sadness, withdrawal and anger.
From experience, I know that taking the first steps to counselling can be quite difficult but worth it because it can bring about important changes. At low times we believe that change is not possible but I know that with the right counselling support, change does happen.
People come to counselling bringing a wide variety of issues, some wishing to concentrate on one area, some with very complex needs. It has been really heartening for me to see clients make changes enabling them to have a much more positive view of themselves and their lives, feeling happier and more in control.
Clients usually find that they feel much more at ease after a first meeting. It is very important that you are comfortable with counselling so it is fine to have a single initial appointment so you can explore if counselling is for you.
Do read on and see if I can help you.
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