I am following the most up to date official government guidance, which is to engage in social distancing and work from home where possible.
Therefore, at this time, I am unable to offer face to face counselling and instead I am working with clients via telephone and video sessions such as Zoom, Skype or whatsapp.
I have a great deal of experiencing working this way.
In addition to my work in private practice, with men, women and couples, I am part of a team of counsellors working with school staff UK wide.
I work with teachers, heads, teaching support and all other support staff.
There can be many reasons for seeking counselling, such as loss/bereavement, loneliness, feeling anxious, low self-esteem or you may have symptoms of depression. You may be experiencing feelings of panic, PTSD, have problems within your marriage/relationship, family feuds, be suffering domestic abuse, or you could be self-harming.
Your self-image or confidence may be low, you may feel anger, or feel you are being bullied.
Work stress/issues can be difficult, as too can family life. If you have a terminal illness a recent diagnosis/chronic illness then you may have a medley of feelings and need a space to talk.
I have wide ranging experience and can offer you a service that is professional and a space that is safe and free from judgement.
While you take your time to 'unravel' the things you are struggling with, I will be alongside you. Together we can explore some of the underlying issues behind these difficulties.
You may think your problems are too small for counselling and that others have bigger things than you to worry about or work through.
Sometimes counselling can help you get 'back on track'.
Caring for yourself is not a luxury and counselling offers YOU the time to look at the things in your life that are preventing you from moving forward.
You can also find MindMove on BACP's Find a Therapist website, Counselling Directory & Psychology Today.
I am part of the practioner team at Healthwise Therapy Centre, in Chapel Allerton, Leeds 7.