Coronovirus (Covid-19) 

Covid -19

The need for support and Mental health services continues to rise in the Coronavirus pandemic. I am continuing to work with individuals who need support in a variety of ways:

- Face-to-face (for those who will not engage in other methods)

- Telephone

- Online (via Zoom)

- Walk & Talk

Face-to-face working

I am working hard to ensure that it is as safe as possible to work face-to-face in the Coronovirus (Covid-19) pandemic and have completed a thorough risk assessment which can be found here:

 

In light of this, and in order to work as safely as possible some extra precautions have been added which are mandatory for everyone who comes into the therapy room. Some of these changes may seems strange or inconvenient at first, particularly wearing a face covering, however I hope you will feel confident that I am doing all I can for us to keep each other safe.
 

For those who book a face-to face session you will be advised of the following information:
 

Prior to the session 

  • You will receive a friendly text/email from me within 48hrs of your session reminding you of the symptoms of COVID and not to attend if you or anyone you have been in contact with has displayed symptoms.

  • Please arrive wearing a face covering – a mask or visor. If you are unable to wear a mask for health reasons, you will need to provide evidence in writing e.g. a letter from your GP.

  • Please do not arrive to your session before your appointment time, unfortunately I don’t have a waiting room.

  • Wherever possible, please attend your appointment alone. For young people who would like a parent/guardian to attend their first session, or part of it – please limit to one person.

     

On arrival to your session

  • Your temperature will be taken on arrival using a handheld forehead thermometer. If your temperature is 38 Degrees Celsius or above, unfortunately you will not be permitted entry and we will have to rearrange the session. You will be advised to contact NHS 111.

  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands.
     

During sessions

  • You will need to wear a face covering – a mask or visor.

  • You may notice other changes in the room e.g. disposable cups, lack of ornaments, cushions etc.

  • There are no toilet facilities available.

  • Where I feel it is helpful to share a resource with you, rather than giving you a copy in the session I may email this to you instead.
     

For further information on the symptoms of COVID-19 please see the NHS website:
 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Contact me to arrange a chat about how Counselling could help you.

© 2021 by Natalie Wickett.