In-person Counselling and Coronavirus Covid–19

This is my info page about how the in-person face-to-face service may be impacted by the evolving Coronavirus situation.

Presently my services are offered mainly online. However, in accordance with present professional bodies, NHS, government recommendations, guidance and rules, I offer the possibility to meet in-person for the initial meetings, this part of the process is called assessment and it is before we start working therapeutically. It is an opportunity to make much more sense on how it will be if we wish to work together online, and we will discuss in person on how to do it. If you are curious about assessment the FAQ page has more information.

Sometimes, after starting therapy we may decide to meet in-person so that we can ‘touch base’ from time to time, when we will jointly agree on that.

For this purpose, I have a Covid Policy which needs to be read and signed before the in-person time. You can find the Covid Policy here.

In-person therapy options I offer could be suspended, cancelled or modified any time in accordance with NHS, professional bodies, government guidelines and rules, and for your or my own sense of safety. However, rest ensured that we will always have a way to meet online (Video, Voice call or if you wish email).

Counselling space

All common surfaces (door handles, handrails etc.) and the counselling space (parking pass, chairs, surfaces, laptops, handles etc.) will be routinely treated with a Viricidal, Bactericidal, Fungicidal and Sporicidal cleaner, the same which is used to sanitise operative theatres in hospitals.

We will seat at 2 meters distance.
Please hand sanitise before and after the session.
Please be aware that there will be no longer any communal tissues, kindly bring your own.
In order to keep good ventilation, the windows of the room will be always open.
There will be a transparent glass screen between us and cleaned in between sessions.
We both will be wearing masks. Please remember to bring yours.

Sessions

As sessions might be disrupted on a temporary basis, please rest assured that the option of having sessions by phone or video conferencing (Skype) is available.

Confidentiality

There may be the need of sharing names and contact details with NHS Track and Trace, who will contact you then to offer support and testing, this for reasons of public interest in the area of public health.

Rest assured that there will be no disclosure of what you were doing, why you were in the building, and your details will not be disclosed to other clients or people apart from the NHS Track and Trace.


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