We are living through strange times and there is nothing that is more at the forefront of anyone's mind at the moment than Covid 19.
I am not going to use this space to discuss statistics and data-we have been fed a constant diet of this through the media to the point where we have become overwhelmed by it. And whilst it is important to stay informed, this has brought with it increased anxiety.
The enforced isolation we have all had to endure has meant, for many, increased anxiety, depression and mental health issues. It has also resulted in increased domestic violence, alcohol and substance misuse, gambling addiction and self-harm.
It is an unprecedented situation, the like that we have never experienced before yet despite the negatives of our experiences, many positives have also come from it. People are finding new ways to connect with each other and find ways of caring and making connections with each other in a spirit of togetherness..
Zoom has become one of the most used ways of doing this: for people having virtual meetings when working from home, joining services from their places of worship and for friends and families meeting for get togethers.
It has also been a wonderful way for therapists such as myself, to stay connected to our clients and for them to continue to receive the support and care that is so needed, particularly at this time.
I welcome new clients to reach out via Zoom. It is not necessary that I have met you in person in the therapy room, you are welcome and indeed I encourage you to contact me to begin your therapy via Zoom. It is something I have been using with clients throughout this difficult time and if you have not yet explored this medium, I urge you to give it a try.
The Zoom App is free to download and use.
The initial free 30 minute consultation is also available via Zoom so we can meet and decide if we would like to work together.
Please contact me initially by telephone then I can set up an Zoom appointment for you or if you prefer, we can work over the telephone.
I look forward to seeing you/hearing from you. Whatever you are struggling with do not be alone.