Counselling sessions during the Coronavirus outbreak

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, I am currently holding Teletherapy counselling sessions only. 

 

Teletherapy sessions are conducted over the internet using a secure, encrypted platform, One of the benefits of Teletherapy is that you are not tied to attending sessions at a fixed location. 

 

I recognise and understand the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern that many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed by news of the outbreak.

 

There are steps you can take to look after your mental health and manage anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

  • Acknowledge feelings of distress and seek professional support early if your thoughts and feelings are becoming overwhelming.

 

  • Continuing to see or speak to your counsellor can help to lessen anxiety. It can be helpful to acknowledge how you are feeling and to explore those feelings.

 

  • Contact and activate your support network. Social contact and maintaining a routine can be helpful for our mental health and wellbeing. In circumstances where this is not possible, staying connected with friends and family online or by phone may help.

 

  • Consider limiting how much time you spend on social media or reading, listening to or watching the news. It’s important to get accurate information from credible sources such as those listed below. This will also help you maintain perspective and feel more in control.

 

  • The NHS has guidance on coronavirus what you can do to prevent its spread and what to do if you are worried that you might have symptoms. 

 

 

 

  • Use this time to develop healthy, sustainable habits that can bring ongoing health and wellbeing benefits.

 

  • Keep regular sleep routines and eat healthy foods.

 

  • Try to maintain physical activity and engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing.

  • For those working from home, try to maintain a healthy balance by allocating specific work hours, taking regular breaks and, if possible, establishing a dedicated workspace.

 

For a 15-minute consultation or to book an appointment, call 07487 681771, or email Teresa@justustherapy.com