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It has been shown that as the environmental temperature drops, people report greater loneliness, and seek physical warmth and social connection (i.e social warmth).
New research has shown, in addition, that adding physical warmth to the body (in this study participants were given a warm back pack) reduced the intention to socialise, for example by catching up with a friend or phoning a loved one loved one; in contrast, those who did not receive the physical warmth and for whom their environment remained cold had a greater desire for social contact.
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.