These are anxious and troubled times indeed. Although the rules are now relaxed slightly, many people are still finding the isolation difficult, missing the physical presence and contact with loved ones.
There will be those too whose relationships are complicated in many different ways, who may be struggling with violence and abuse in close quarters, or who are living in one room in a shared house or with their family in a small flat – places where any privacy or space for a confidential conversation with a friend or a therapist is almost impossible to find.
During the lockdown I have been continuing to ‘see’ clients on a variety of platforms – Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype. We are fortunate to be able to have access to this technology at the moment. Several clients contact me from their cars, parked away from their home – a space that offers at least a small amount of confidentiality for them and their conversation with me.
The professional organisations to which I belong – and by whose Codes of Ethics I am bound – still forbid me to see clients face to face in my office, but please do contact me to speak on any of the above media if you need to talk. As working on line can be more intense that face to face counselling or hypnotherapy, I am being flexible as to the length of a session and adjusting my charges accordingly.
I look forward to hearing from you.