At the time of writing the Coronavirus has taken a firm hold within the UK, which has now been in lockdown for a few week. There seems to be no way of knowing accurately how long the lockdown will last, nor how long into the future the virus will be significantly impacting our lives. This impact is being felt in so many ways at the moment – physically, emotionally, socially, relationally, financially – and is set to have its impact felt long into the future too, long after the lockdown is lifted and we can all return to freedom of movement to work, to travel, to visit….to live.
Dealing with the massive impact this virus imposes on us is difficult. We are in debt to those who work on the front line in the NHS in particular, as well as those who keep vital services going to minimise the impact on us all.
It seems clear that we are heading for a sustained period of pressure, stress, anxiety, isolation, grief, depression and fear over the coming months, and this is going to put our mental health under enormous pressure.
Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling is one of the places available to the local community which can help. We have a team of counsellors set up to work online with clients using Zoom, a secure and free platform, and can offer an assessment and allocation within a couple of weeks. Our sessions are open ended, meaning that there is no upper limit to the number of sessions available, and we offer reduced cost depending on personal circumstances. We are also in a position to offer online groups – general issue groups and more specific groups dealing with the impact of coronavirus.
If you would like to contact us to find out more about what we can offer, please contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org