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COVID-19 - Online support available via zoom, skype or phone.
How quickly this new way of living has become our ‘norm’. It was only recently that the Prime Minister announced that our freedom would be drastically curbed, with ‘lockdown’, ‘social distancing’ and ‘coronavirus’ becoming some of the most frequently used words in our vocabulary.
Changes have felt sudden, brutal and have profoundly affected our individual worlds – relationships, homeschooling, uncertainty around work, fear for vulnerable friends and family members, anxiety.
How have you been affected?
We know that almost everyone has been affected in one way or another. However, for many, that change has been traumatic or even tragic.
Many people were already struggling with their mental health. Maybe you already struggled with anxiety, with your mind always contending with a barrage of ‘what if?’ type questions.
You may have already been struggling with your mood, feeling lonely or contending with fractious and difficult relationships.
We’re all trying to navigate our way through this time. However, for some, this period has been even more traumatic than ever.
Bereavement & Grief.
This global coronavirus pandemic has brought a tragic loss of life, under what is the most difficult of circumstances.
Many are having to deal with huge levels of trauma, often not able to access their usual support networks.
Relationships and Marriage.
A recent study showed that 12% of people who currently live with their partners are currently doubting their relationships.
The strain of COVID-19 is placing even more pressure on people’s relationship than would normally be the case. With 23% of people saying the virus is placing pressure on them.
One charity working with domestic abuse reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline. A separate helpline for perpetrators who wish to change their behaviour has also seen a 25% increase in calls.
Redundancy or financial worries.
There has been much reported in the national press of government financial support, for both businesses and individuals. However, many are still hugely concerned about the uncertainty of this most challenging of times.
Stress, Anxiety and Anger Issues.
Many people are reporting their mood swinging radically, from sadness to happiness, to anxiety to anger.
The stress of the uncertainty of these emotions, both for the individual themselves but also for partners and friends, can be hugely distressing.
How can Hope Therapy Help?
Hope Therapy have a panel of experienced and qualified counsellors, offering support to the entire UK via zoom, skype or phone. We work daily with a wide range of people affected by the coronavirus in a variety of different ways.
Whether you are struggling with the current situation or know someone that is, contact us to discuss things further with one of our qualified counsellors.
Immediate appointments are currently available.