Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

These are unprecedented times and many of us are now living with a constant level of anxiety. We are trying to cope with daily uncertainty and need advice on how to structure our days and manage our feelings of stress, anxiety or depression.

Some of us have been thrown together as couples and families and for many this is proving overwhelming and stressful. Others are on their own and are isolated.

For young people it's isolating being away from friends. Couple relationships are being tested. Our mental health is being challenged and problems are being exacerbated.

This is something we have never experienced before and it's frightening, but please don't struggle - I really want to help in any way I can and support you through this.

I have now been living in total isolation for five weeks and can understand what you are going through - and I would like to help by sharing some useful coping mechanisms with you.

Please don't struggle as an individual or couple - I am here at any time to offer support, help and advice or to just listen to your worries and anxieties. I want to help during this crisis in any way that I can.

You may feel totally overwhelmed by the current Coronavirus situation but I am here to offer a safe place to talk and be heard and understood.

I specialise in the areas of Couples Counselling, Mental Health and Young People over 16 and I can give you some useful coping strategies - or just listen to your worries.

I also have a collection of useful resources which may of help to both individuals and couples - these include journals, apps, websites and books. I will email you appropriate lists of these resources and then offer advice on how best to use them according to your personal circumstances. Some resources may even be left under my front door mat for you to collect!

During these troubling times I am offering counselling at reduced rates (details here) and giving free counselling to NHS frontline workers and those in the caring profession. The counselling is via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp or telephone.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me - but most of all

PLEASE STAY SAFE.