Therapy during the COVID-19 crisis

We are now closed for any face to face work due to COVID 19 3 week lockdown. We are still operating a minimal service for telephone sessions or video Therapy sessions through Zoom.

You can email us at protalkingtherapies@gmail.com

COVID-19 Concerns

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have entered that is uncertain times.

Many people will feel anxiety about catching the virus, the wellbeing of their family, friends and work colleagues. They may also worry about their job security, finances, childcare and how they might manage during self-isolation.

For some people who have existing mental health, or who might be self-isolating or living alone may feel much worse and this might be exasperating existing symptoms.

The World Health Organisation has provided some welcome guidelines for managing distress during this difficult time:

  • Avoid listening to, watching or reading the news if it causes you to feel anxious or distressed.
  • Seek information only to help you to take positive actions to prepare and protect yourself and loved ones
  • Take positive actions to look after your own wellbeing, don’t ignore your anxiety but try and do something that you can control:
  • Stay connected with the people you care about
  • Catch up with things you have been meaning to do in the house or garden
  • Read a book, watch a boxed set, listen to music, cook
  • Practice Mindfulness, this can help you stay connected. There are apps you can download onto your phone (For example: Headspace or Calm)
  • Paying attention to your diet and hydration levels
  • Exercise – currently a brisk walk or cycle at a distance from others is still an option.
  • Continue to access sunlight and nature, get out in your garden or yard, if possible.