I am now offering face-to-face counselling in person at my counselling room in Leicester city centre. I am also continuing to offer online counselling and if that is not possible, phone counselling.
In-person counselling takes places in my counselling room at Rutland House in Leicester city centre. Any contact with someone else carries a risk of either person contracting Covid-19, particularly when indoors and sitting opposite each other for a period of time. Therefore, face-to-face counselling in person does carry some coronavirus risk. It is important that you consider your level of risk to assess whether in-person counselling is appropriate for you. Things you might want to consider are:
If you feel seeing each other face-to-face is not sensible for you at the moment, online counselling is still available.
Coronavirus Safety Measures
To reduce the level of risk of seeing each other in person, I am fully vaccinated and I am:
In counselling, it is really helpful to see each other’s facial expressions and for that reason, I do not plan to use face coverings. However, if you would prefer face coverings to be worn, please let me know as I am happy to accommodate that request.
Counselling During Self-Isolation
For the safety of both of us, if either of us experience symptoms that could indicate coronavirus, test positive for coronavirus or have been asked to self-isolate by Test & Trace (including through the NHS app), in-person counselling cannot take place. For clarity, the main symptoms of coronavirus are:
If either of us are self-isolating, we must let the other know and we can continue with counselling during the self-isolation period by another method. This will be assumed to be online (Zoom). However, some people do prefer telephone, and if that is the case, please let me know.