Providing a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in Tarporley, and the surrounding areas of Cheshire, including Chester, Northwich, Winsford, Nantwich, Middlewich, and Frodsham, all of which are within easy access.
In early 2020, people drew on reserves of adrenalin and strength to manage the emerging disaster. However, many people remain in crisis mode today, soldiering on, whilst personal reserves are depleted.
“…A number of factors contribute to difficulties pausing work, including unrealistic workplace structures and cultural expectations, a lack of recognition of the harm caused by overwork, personal beliefs (“no one else can do my job”), personality traits and internalised expectations of self, and expressed expectations from others.
I encourage people to consider the long-term physical and psychological costs of relentless work (including burnout), to question the belief that their workplace would not survive without them (“what would happen if you did get hit by a bus tomorrow?”…), and to remind themselves that working harder or longer has never featured among the top five regrets of the dying.”
Dr Ahona Guha, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist The Guardian 9 September 2021
Telephone Counselling is as Effective as Face-to-Face
A recent research study indicates that, "...similar clinical outcomes can be achieved via the telephone as are obtained in face-to-face [therapy]".
Furthermore, the alliance between therapist and client, as well as levels of empathy, attentiveness, participation and openess, are equivalent as in face-to-face therapy.
(Irvine et al; Journal of Affective Disorders; 15 March 2020)
To maximise your safety and wellbeing at this time, I can provide telephone counselling, where appropriate.
I have completed specialist telephone counselling training in order to offer this option.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email, text or telephone to find out more.