Covid 19 – Service Information

Counsellors and psychotherapists are considered part of Social Care, which is an essential service when Government and NPHET protocols and guidance on social distancing are followed. The IACP have published guidelines for a return to face to face work for therapists and clients.  Face to face sessions continue adhering to safety guidelines.

Please note the below circumstances where you should  contact your therapist in advance to seek further advice. There will be no charge for short notice cancellations if you feel any symptoms or if you are deemed a close contact a video session alternative is available.

  • Where you have underlying health issues of concern.
  • If you have had first-hand contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID 19 or has even mild symptoms of COVID 19.
  • If you have been advised to self-isolate or restrict your movement for any reason linked to public health guidelines.

We have an ethical duty to prevent harm to clients and are aiming to promote a safe therapeutic environment ,  while also accommodating vulnerable clients’ needs.

In the context of a global pandemic an assessment of the suitability of face to face therapy has to be looked at differently than would traditionally be the case.  This is something that can be explored between client & therapist and we are happy to handle any questions on the above by phone or email.  We are also happy to explain room cleaning procedures and we provide ventilated rooms with social distancing and sanitizing facilities for every session.  Mask wearing by not be suitable for some clients  but can be discussed in advance of booking sessions.

We direct clients who need immediate support to the resources at the below links which includes services that run round the clock phone support. (these are in addition to your local GP & out of hours doctor service)

Some information on different mental health resources provided by the HSE

Mind the Frontline a new mental health resource for frontline healthcare staff