The global pandemic is presenting us all with unprecedented challenges. We have had to adjust quickly as the situation has developed, fundamentally changing the way we live, work and interact with others. Many are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, concerned for themselves and their loved ones, and uncertain about the future.
What I can offer
I am currently offering remote counselling and therapy via video call and telephone.
I have some low-cost places available for people whose income has been affected by the pandemic or are otherwise unable to pay the full fee of £60. Session times can be flexible, to account for shift work and the impact of social distancing and lockdown on work, family and living arrangements.
When working remotely, I draw on skills and knowledge gained from my face-to-face therapy training, as well as several years' experience supporting people on helplines and digital platforms. I use secure software to uphold confidentiality. To find out more about me and how I work, please click here.
There are a range of tips and resources available online to help people manage their stress and mental health at this difficult time:
The Samaritans offer free 24-hour emotional support to anyone who needs to talk. They can be reached on freephone 116 123 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental health charity Mind has compiled a list of various other useful contacts.
For older people who may need extra support while shielding or self-isolating, and/or are less able to make use of online platforms, The Silver Line is a 24-hour free helpline for older people. It can be reached on 0800 4 70 80 90.
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