Face to Face counselling in a Covid safe environment

As face to face becomes available. It will be available on a limited number of days and for a limited number of sessions on those days.

To be eligible for this service in addition to the governments COVID safe guidelines, clients and supervisees will have to agree to an extension of our working contract to deal with matters surrounding the virus and infection control.
This may be in excess of legal requirements but reflects the need to keep everyone including other clients who may be vulnerable at a high level of infection control.

You will be asked to agree to the following.

  1. Sharing your name address and contact details in advance in order to facilitate test and protect.
  2. Wearing a face masks when entering, leaving or moving around the building. You are not expected to wear a mask during therapy. (You may do so if you wish to)
  3. Accepting that some windows in the counselling room will be open, to allow for greater ventilation.
  4. Accepting that, while every care will be taken to maintain therapy, that face to face counselling may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    (There is a tacit understanding that as much notice will be given as practical and other modes of delivery for continuing will be discussed with you.)
  5. You acknowledge that if there are significant differences in the rates of infection between your (the clients) home area and the counselling room area, face to face counselling will pause.
  6. You notice that hand gel for cleaning hands is provided and that you can use them or other means as you require. You further note that the counselling room and bathroom are cleaned between sessions.
    Water and tissues cannot be provided so please consider bringing your own.
  7. You agree that where either party exhibits the symptoms of COVID or comes into contact with someone with COVID or COVID symptoms, they will inform the other party as soon as practical and in any case within 24 hours.
  8. You agree that you will not arrive before your appointment time.
    (I have no waiting area that you could safely wait till the start of your appointment.)
  9. You agree to use on-line payment methods to avoid the use of cash. A receipt will be issued by email.

These conditions will be reviewed on a monthly basis, but restrictions on face-to-face therapy are likely to remain for several months.