Covid19 – ActiveListener

Update – 09/09/2020

Covid19 is a new form of coronavirus and all places of business are subject to government rules and procedures. We have adapted our practice as well as we can to meet these rules and furniture has been moved or removed to allow for 2 meter distances and enable us to meet without wearing masks. Please check the details below and confirm that you understand and that you are happy with these rules before you attend. 

N.B. Please check this page at regular intervals to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

What I Need From You:

  1. Do not visit if you or any members of your household have any symptoms
  2. Alert me if you develop any symptoms between visits
  3. Help to maintain 2m distance at all times
  4. Wear a mask until you are sat down and before you stand up (discretion of counsellor)
  5. Knock on the door at the time of your appointment and stand back behind the marked line
  6. Sanitise your hands before and after visiting
  7. Bring your own water and tissues (if needed)
  8. Leave all non essentail items in the car except keys and any items required for medical reasons
  9. Do not bring cash for payment

What I Need To Do:

  1. Cancel meetings and self-isolate if I or any member of my household develop symptoms or the practice needs to close
  2. Adapt my room so that we can maintain 2m distance at all times
  3. Sanitise my hands before and after visits
  4. Inform track and trace of your name and email if contacted
  5. Not provide water, tissues, bins or bathroom facilities or any tactile therapy tools
  6. Wear a mask until I am sat down and before I stand (discretion of counsellor)
  7. Open window(s) during and between visits
  8. Wipe window handles regularly
  9. Wipe door handles and frames between visits
  10. Wipe hard surfaces between visits
  11. Spray seats with cleaner between visits
  12. Clean light switches and coat stand (if used) 

Thoughts from active listeners ...

Everything has a price. The subtle art of decision making.

Maybe you’re ready to make that big decision, or multiple decisions. Maybe you’re clinging awkwardly to the barbed wire of that fence. Maybe you understand why you’re choosing to stay where you are. What ever the case it could be time to stop facing your desire to make change alone.

‘Pull Yourself Together’ – Kinder words than you think?

Breathing techniques are the easy bit. If the source or cause of your distress or unhelpful behaviour feels bigger than your capacity to make change, then counselling can help.

The Love Trap

Unconditional love is something we all crave and we have all craved since we were babies and guess what, we do actually deserve it

Who needs feelings anyway?

Living life without feelings is surely not living life to the full, it’s like blurred vision, muffled sound or numb touching.

And … How are you?

This time of year can be really hard for so many of us and for so many reasons. Counselling can be a helpful space for you to be what you need to be.

The Anxious Child

Take a breath dear superhero. We live in a world where we have forgotten how to model calm.

Can you take advice from yourself?

In counselling there can be many exercises that help us to become aware of how we keep ourselves in places we don’t actually want to be. The process of speaking these things out loud to another person, to be shared and understood together, can dramatically change our perspective.

Are you the River or the Dam?

Counselling can help you find and uncover and understand your dams and help you to re-identify with yourself while you decide if you wish to remove them. Is it time to talk?

Defences – Are they as good as they seem?

Counselling is a place you can explore the defences you have spent many years developing and honing. They were your friend once, without a doubt. Are they still helping you now?

Men, Stress and a Badge of Honour

In counselling you will not be judged for expressing what you are really feeling, you will not be doubted. We are interested less in the facts of what you need to achieve, than how you are affected by the expectations. It is an opportunity to talk freely and explore any options you may have.

Decision-making - counselling

Everything has a price. The subtle art of decision making.

Maybe you’re ready to make that big decision, or multiple decisions. Maybe you’re clinging awkwardly to the barbed wire of that fence. Maybe you understand why you’re choosing to stay where you are. What ever the case it could be time to stop facing your desire to make change alone.

Pull-Yourself-Together - Counselling

‘Pull Yourself Together’ – Kinder words than you think?

Breathing techniques are the easy bit. If the source or cause of your distress or unhelpful behaviour feels bigger than your capacity to make change, then counselling can help.

The love trap - Ben Wrigley

The Love Trap

Unconditional love is something we all crave and we have all craved since we were babies and guess what, we do actually deserve it

Feelings Dashboard - Counselling

Who needs feelings anyway?

Living life without feelings is surely not living life to the full, it’s like blurred vision, muffled sound or numb touching.

how-are-you - counselling

And … How are you?

This time of year can be really hard for so many of us and for so many reasons. Counselling can be a helpful space for you to be what you need to be.

Anxious Child - Counselling

The Anxious Child

Take a breath dear superhero. We live in a world where we have forgotten how to model calm.

Advice from yourself - counselling

Can you take advice from yourself?

In counselling there can be many exercises that help us to become aware of how we keep ourselves in places we don’t actually want to be. The process of speaking these things out loud to another person, to be shared and understood together, can dramatically change our perspective.

river or dam- counselling

Are you the River or the Dam?

Counselling can help you find and uncover and understand your dams and help you to re-identify with yourself while you decide if you wish to remove them. Is it time to talk?

Defences - counselling

Defences – Are they as good as they seem?

Counselling is a place you can explore the defences you have spent many years developing and honing. They were your friend once, without a doubt. Are they still helping you now?

Men Stress - counselling

Men, Stress and a Badge of Honour

In counselling you will not be judged for expressing what you are really feeling, you will not be doubted. We are interested less in the facts of what you need to achieve, than how you are affected by the expectations. It is an opportunity to talk freely and explore any options you may have.

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