Information for our clients

May 2021

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues as a significant threat to public health and there are a number of steps that we can all take to keep each other safe. This includes social distancing.

We take the care of our clients very seriously and want to do all that we can do to protect you from the spread of the virus while receiving counselling. You should be aware of the following changes to our normal operating procedure.

  1. I am unable to provide face to face counselling while the current CONVID-19 infection restrictions are in place.
  2. I am able to provide on line and telephone counselling  and I use the Zoom platform as a secure method of letting us talk. We can talk you through the main features of Zoom and talk about how it is different from face to face contact.
  3. It may be possible to return to face to face counselling in the coming months. However, clients should be aware that this return is likely to be limited and continue to have restrictions associated with it. Yet, it seems appropriate to say what my plans currently are:

The latest Scottish Government advice outlines how it is hoped we might return to opening up society again. I am laying out our plans of what we hope to offer in the coming months. This is not a guarantee and will be subject to sudden change based on the prevailing conditions.

Therapy

  • I anticipate on-line therapy to be the main way of receiving therapy for the next few months and probably well into summer. I have always provided this mode of delivery and many people now prefer its convenience.
  • As restrictions in meeting indoors are amended, and where a COVID safe environment can be provided, I will be looking at providing face to face therapy. There is no date set yet.

Final Notes

All in person therapies will be subject to additional restrictions to keep both you, I and other clients safe and I would outline these to you before you decided to proceed.

In rolling out this new plan I will be guided by best practice, the Scottish Government rules and COVID safe practices.

Because of the unpredictable nature of the virus, I will not be opening a waiting list for in person therapy and it will be offered to those who are receiving remote therapy first.

For now, first I would advise that you keep up to date with the relevant health advice on keeping yourself and your loved ones safe you can find our information on how best to do that here:

Finally, if you have any particular concerns please contact me before your session and I will be happy to talk them through with you.

Kind regards

Graeme