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  • Writer's pictureEmily Harrison

A New Year Update: Availability and COVID

For many people, the start of a new year can feel like a good time to start therapy. Maybe it is that new start, new me feeling. Possibly the hope that the coming year could be different is what makes people make that first call or email. Or perhaps the impact of work, Christmas tensions, health worries, or the uncertainty over this next phase of the pandemic has finally become too much to bear alone.

Whatever your reasons, if you are interested in having a conversation about how we might work together in 2022, please read on and feel free to get in touch.

Availability for new clients

As my current clients would tell you, I try to be as flexible as I can when we're arranging appointments. It is really important that therapy fits into your life in a way that means you can make the most of it. I also like to be really transparent about what I can offer. Right now, I have a handful of spaces available for new clients - they are all during the day (9.30am to 2.30pm) Tuesday to Friday.


Like many of us, I'm waiting to see what announcements might be made over the next few days about COVID restrictions. Having said that, even in the depths of previous lockdown, mental health services have been able to continue face to face where it is not possible or desirable to work remotely, so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to offer options of online work and face-to-face work over the coming months.

In order to manage the risk of the virus, I am using the following measures: I do lateral flow tests on any day when I am welcoming clients to my therapy room, spaced appointment times to allow for the room to air, increased ventilation. I am also very happy to discuss the option of us both wearing face coverings, though I recognise this is problematic for some and sometimes tricky for therapy.

As ever, if you have any questions, don't know where to go or what you need, or are itching to get started, you can find me here.


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