I have now stopped face to face counselling and supervision sessions.
This wasn’t the choice I wanted to make, but with 23 Eyre Place now cancelling appointments, and my not seeing clients at 61a Mayfield Road, I believe it’s the right thing to do.
If any client would prefer to suspend their counselling then please let me know (so there is space available for when they recommence). The requirement for 48 hours’ notice this week falls away, as all sessions are essentially cancelled anyway. However, I am offering an online alternative (below).
Online counselling and supervision
Although this is not my preferred modality, we can think of it as different rather than inferior. Indeed I know many counsellors who already offer this or receive it, as indeed do I. I am now set up on an online platform which encrypts the data, so our sessions aren’t visible by anybody at Facebook, Microsoft, Google etc nor should any hacker be able to decrypt them.
Please find attached a PDF which introduces online counselling.
I am well, but like most of you, getting more and more frustrated with the virus situation. It will pass, but we do what we need to do, meantime. We are told to use this as an opportunity rather than a threat, so I am learning to play jazz piano!
For more information please visit https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-us/contact-us/faqs-about-coronavirus/ which contains advice for counsellors and their clients.
Meantime, please contact me as per your usual channels: including [email protected] and phone/text 07853 749188 to discuss any of these issues further.