Town House Barns
Recent research results, from the University of Texas, indicated that interactions using the voice (e.g. telephone) "created stronger social bonds and no incresed awkwardness", compared with interactions including text.
As positive social connections improve wellbeing, it may well be worth overcoming any reticence and picking up the phone to speak to a friend rather than simply communicating by text.
Journal of Experimental Psychology
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.