The spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a huge challenge to us all, changing the way we live our day to day lives. Businesses too are being significantly impacted by the implications of social distancing and self isolation measures. Many businesses will struggle to survive and continue to pay their overheads with little or no income. Therapy practitioners such as myself are no less affected, as more clients wish to avoid attending sessions in person, we are seeing our booking diaries becoming emptier. Many therapists are likely to go out of business at this challenging time.
Some practitioners have started to offer online therapy as an alternative, to meet the needs of their clients and to help keep their practices open. Online therapy is something I already offered and have done for many years now, so I have a lot of experience of it. I use a secure platform (Zoom) and apply the same client privacy principals as I do to face to face work. Whilst it can take some getting used to at first, once you get going you will notice little difference to a face to face session, and there are advantages too – such as not having to travel to my office, therefore saving time and hassle. Modern technology means that people can access their therapy sessions from anywhere, via their PC, laptop, tablet or even smartphone.
The current situation is causing people a lot of stress. Some may find it difficult to lose access to their regular therapy sessions. Others may feel they need some additional support to cope with what is happening, or the impact of the changes to their life. If you are having doubts about continuing or booking therapy sessions during the COVID-19 outbreak, do think about trying out online therapy, with myself or another practitioner offering it.
If you’d like to try online therapy, I offer an initial consultation at the lower cost of £20 for up to an hour. This will enable us to discuss what you wish to address and your objectives and me to give you feedback on therapy options, with no obligation to continue with more sessions.
Please get in touch if you would like to book an online session, know more about online therapy, or ask me anything else related to therapy or my practice.