Lockdown

Lockdown – update from Allan

For 12 weeks now I have been working exclusively online.  It’s just flown by.

I have many years experience of working online in both counselling/psychotherapy and supervision and the special challenges and opportunities that online working brings. Please read my page on ONLINE SESSIONS. In it I explain in detail what is needed to get the best out of our online sessions.

I am working with clients and professional supervisees in June and July I will then take a break in August to recharge my batteries and to give my clients and professional supervises a break too. However, as always, I will be available to clients and professional supervisees in case of crisis.

It has been widely discussed that the need for social distancing, isolation and working from home has raised mental health care difficulties for some people. This situation is a challenge for all of us. I am especially mindful of those clients living alone and those working in our essential services who need my support. I am also aware that my professional supervisees may need additional ongoing support at this time, especially those who are not used to working online and have had to move all their work online quickly.

Some clients working in our essential services eg nursing may need to change their appointments at very short notice which means that I in turn may have to ask others to reschedule their appointments at short notice too. I thank you in advance for being flexible at this exceptional time.

At this time if you are concerned about fees please speak to me. And if you have any other questions please contact me.

If you have not yet experienced the Calm and Headspace Apps I strongly recommend you try them – especially at this time.

Here is a link to a very interesting article by Yuval Harari, author of  the book Sapiens…

https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75

The image below is a very recent iPad painting of Spring by David Hockney in his garden in Normandy. It’s lovely to have something beautiful to enjoy right now.

I will keep this page regularly updated.

Be well, be safe, be kind to yourself and to others.

Allan

Friday 12th June 2020

Latest testimonial

“Thank you again Allan, for being the biggest inspiration that I have as a potential future therapist. Thank you, for seeing something in me, in which I couldn’t see in myself. You gave me the encouragement, support and an understanding that I didn’t know another human being could have towards another. Allan is very knowledgeable, skilled, genuine, accepting and truly kind.”

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