by now you have likely heard the news that in-person counselling is one of the services that can be resumed as BC enters Phase 2 of it’s re-opening.
i would like to let my clients know that i will continue to provide all services in an on-line format for the foreseeable future.
this has not been an easy decision to make and is not one that i take lightly, but has been made with my current and future clients health and safety as the utmost priority.
a review of the current literature has made it evident that exposure x time is the formula that can help us determine situations where transmission is likely to occur. given that a typical therapy session involves us sitting in somewhat close quarters (those who have been to my new office know just how close!) talking, crying, sighing, sneezing and sometimes heavier breathing. these factors combined with the length of a typical therapy session make in-person counselling a very high risk activity.
while worksafe bc has provided a great outline of protocols that can be undertaken to decrease risk for in-person counselling, it is still being recommended that services be provided virtually as much as possible. you may also find as i did, that in reading these protocols it becomes apparent that the strategies that would need to be employed in order to ensure everyone’s safety would make for a very strange counselling session anyway.
there are many benefits to online counselling, including accessibility, the proximity of your pets and showing up to therapy in your pajamas.
please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns, and if you’d like to book an online session with me, i am able to work with clients anywhere in ‘canada.’ new clients are always welcome to book a 30 minute consultation free of charge.