When can I see my therapist in-person again?
Do you remember the good old days? You could sit down together, and chat about what’s on your mind. You had those moments of connection and laughter. You’d learn something new, you felt lighter on your feet, and life looked more hopeful once again.
Support like that has been hard to come by. It wasn’t as if you could meet up with a friend in café either. These last few months have been hard, and they’ve been lonely.
Technology has been a life-saver
Since lockdown started way back in March, we switched therapy online. We’ve been lucky – twenty years ago – I don’t think you could video call and ZOOM was nothing more than the noise of a fast car. If anything, 2020 is the most comfortable year in history to live under lockdown.
Lockdown has been tough
The flip-side is that our mental health and well-being has taken a pounding. So much uncertainty gives you stress, and we’ve been drowning under the pressure of childcare, homeschooling and working from home. While schools remain closed for many children, there is some hope on the horizon.
While it’s still a few more weeks until hairdressers, pubs and restaurants can start to gradually re-open, many non-essential shops can open from Monday 15th June. Life is beginning to get moving again.
We’ve got some excellent news for you too
Many of our existing clients have been eager to meet face to face, and we are delighted to let you know that the wait is over.
Have you been struggling in lockdown?
How hard has life been these last few months? Have you wanted to talk to a therapist, but weren’t keen on the telephone or video? Well, then, get in touch, and we’ll book you in for our next available slot.
In-person appointments will be limited to start with, and we think it will take some time for us to get fully back to normal. If you’re chomping at the bit, then give us a call on tel. 0121 523 1108.
If you’d prefer to fill out a form, then swoop here, and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours or Monday next week.
If you need to shield or you aren’t quite ready to come by in-person yet, we will continue to offer sessions online or by telephone.
I know that many people are worried that it isn’t safe to send children back to school or to re-open workplaces. Of course, I understand these fears. We’ve focused on the pandemic for months and months that it’s hardly surprising that we feel cautious.
When we look at the big picture, it is important to see that LIFE is not safe. We have accidents, and we get ill, which has nothing to do with the coronavirus. The amazing thing about humans is that we find a way to navigate life despite these risks.
We get into cars, and we go to work, and most of us do not think about the risks. Why? Because they are small. Staying at home isn’t risk-free, which even before the lockdown was the most likely place you would have an accident.
We need common sense to prevail
It is vital that we act sensibly and use our common sense. Our therapy rooms support social distancing, and we’ve introduced a one-way system in our building. You can wash your hands on arrival, and our toilets allow just one person in at a time.
We are big believers in #healthfirst, and we want to offer you more opportunity once again to quickly get to the root of any problems that keep you stuck. Together we can build the skills to help you work, love, play and feel better.
Our decades of experience allows us to go beyond the conventional wisdom to teach you powerful coping strategies that last a lifetime.
When you work with us, we guarantee that you’ll feel supported. We promise to stick with you, nudge you in the right direction so that you can persevere and stay on track.
Having won awards for the best Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service in the West Midlands and the most innovative business in psychological healthcare, we are on a mission to help people transform their lives.
If you’re not looking for therapy right now, but you want to learn something about how to deal with anxiety, stress, low mood or confidence, then head over to our blog. We have many great articles that will give you some creative ideas and new perspectives. We’ve recently re-organised stuff, so you can easily find what you need.
Being resilient isn’t about trying to get by on your own. People are healthier together, and we can learn so much from each other. Build your tribe and stay connected. We all need holding from time to time. When you fall over or slip, they’ll be there to help you up. And so will we.