Coronavirus Precautions

UPDATE- FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING SESSIONS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL SESSIONS ARE BEING TRANSFERED TO ONLINE OR TELEPHONE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

From March 2020 for an indefinite period of time, the following precautions are advised.

During this period there is a chance that sessions could be postponed or cancelled temporarily due to Coronavirus. At present face to face counselling sessions are continuing as usual with extra vigilance and additional hygiene measures in place.

I will be ensuring a high standard of hygiene is upheld at all times. Door handles and table surfaces will be wiped between clients. Drinks and tissues will still be provided but please be aware someone may have handled them, so feel free to bring your own if you prefer and use the bathroom for hand washing as required. During this time, it is advisable to refrain from shaking hands. We will sit an appropriate distance apart.

If you develop symptoms such as a cough or temperature please follow NHS advice, do not attend your session and please make contact to let me know. If I develop symptoms or need to self-isolate, I will let you know. If advice changes or you or I need to self-isolate, it is possible for counselling to continue via the Web using the online secure platform Zoom. If this is preferable to you, we can look to make the necessary arrangements to set this up.

Coronavirus confidentiality clause

In the event I should test positive for Coronavirus I will be obliged to inform the NHS of anyone I have been in contact with. This would mean sharing your name and contact details (but not in the context in which I know you) Confidentiality would therefore need to be broken in this instance under reasons of public health.

Please voice any concerns at any time.

Assuring you of my best attention.

Lynda Thorley.