The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is currently affecting people worldwide, with implications for financial, emotional, and physical well-being. We are all experiencing difficulties and challenges in different ways in the face of this global crisis, and it is only natural to feel worried, confused, and overwhelmed.
While this is a natural response to the uncertainty of this time, spending too much time focusing on things that are out of our control can increase feelings of fear and helplessness. During a somewhat unpredictable situation, it is helpful to focus on the things that are in our control.
If you have been impacted by Covid-19, support is still available. All our counsellors are experienced in providing short term and time limited therapy.
To support the prevention and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Rotherham and Barnsley Mind have moved all our services to online platforms. While for some it may not be the preferred method it ensures that we are doing our part not to contribute to the spread of the virus and is still an effective way for you to gain support.
Counselling will be conducted via telephone and digital platforms and although we have to make a charge for counselling sessions the digital platforms and calls will be free to you and do not require any set up, software, or accounts. We use platforms which are secure and do not store any of the video chats in any way.
Your counsellor will do all that is in their power to ensure that you have a private and confidential space whilst working remotely.
Remember that your counsellor is still there for you as a support and can connect with you with greater flexibility during this time. Having someone to reach out to and a space to process all the feelings that may be coming up for you can help make this feel more manageable and give you a sense of connection is particularly important at this time.