Town House Barns
Is it best to expect the best? Recent research suggests that for optimists, disappointment may eventually dominate the anticipatory feelings of expecting the best; while for pessimists, the depressing effect of expecting doom may eventually dominate the elation when the worst is avoided.
Realism and accurate self-perception appeared to best support mental health.
Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
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.