Keeping counselling practice safe during COVID-19 outbreak
Updated: Apr 11, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak measures are being taken to ensure the safety of clients.
If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has or have recently travelled back from a high risk country, please ensure you ring 111 for advice and self isolate when advised to do so.
if you are a current client, in order to keep the consistency of your counselling and to provide a space during these uncertain times I am able to offer Skype counselling.
Please contact me as soon as you have decided to self isolate so that Skype arrangements can be made. If you do not have full sick pay/ work from home pay and will be receiving statutory sick pay, we can discuss a reduced fee to cover this period.
I will continue to keep the counselling room clean with regular deep cleans and will use antibacterial cleaner after each client on surfaces such as door handles. The room will also be aired out frequently.
Events like this can cause a lot of anxiety and so I am doing my best to ensure I maintain my health so that I am able to continue to provide counselling sessions. I am ensuring I practice good hand hygiene, trying to limited my movements in public as much as possible and I have not been abroad in 6 months.
If I find out that I have been in contact with someone who is infected with the virus I will inform my clients as soon as possible and self isolate for 7 days, 14 if I then show symptoms. This is in line with current guidance but if newer guidance has been provided since time of writing I shall follow that. I am ensuring I keep up to date with current Government guidance.
If I have to self isolate I will make arrangements for Skype sessions instead where possible.
Please look after yourselves during this time and spread kindness not fear. This is an opportunity for us to reach out to those in need and create relationships in our communities.