This is by far one of the best videos I've seen to date to help anyone struggling with Anxiety and Fear in relation to COVID19. Dr Russ Harris is brilliant at giving a very simple, yet effective plan on how to FACE COVID - highly recommend you spend the next 5 minutes of your life watching this clip!
Please note that I will continue to see clients face to face until this is no longer possible and then, I will switch to telephone consultations and/of telehealth conference (video) calls so my services will remain available to anyone needing assistance at any time.
It is important to acknowledge that for most of us, some sort of Anxiety is likely to present itself in relation to all the unknown variables that are currently impacting us as a result of this global pandemic.
For those who already suffer from high Anxiety, managing unhelpful ruminations, speculations, predictions and any catastrophic type of thinking is crucial in helping you to stay calm, think clearly and take appropriate action.
Here is a good article from the Sydney Morning Herald which is worth a read.
Anxiety can never get bigger than you are ... you have a choice as to how you allow it to impact on you, what you do, what you think and what you say.
Call me on 0431 694 447 if you would like to book an appointment to discuss your Anxiety - I am still operating as normal!
I will be taking some necessary precautions due to the current situation that is impacting all of us!! These may seem petty to some but considering that we are attempting to prevent the spread of this awful pandemic ... I think it is prudent to all do our part.
I need your help with some things though ...
Unfortunately, I cannot obtain hand sanitiser anywhere so here are some basic rules:
** Overseas & National Travel** If you have travelled anywhere by plane, and you are not subject to the new laws of self-isolation that came into force on 15/3/20, I would request that you reschedule your appointment to another date at least 14 or more days after your return date.
** Symptoms of Flu** If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to Covid19, even if you’re not likely to be positive for the actual Corona Virus (unless tested), please reschedule your appointment well before the 24hr notice period and rebook once you are well again or after at least 14 days from your recovery date.
** Hand Washing ** Please consider washing your hands in the bathroom prior to attending your appointment as a matter of precaution for your sake and everyone else who is either before or after your appointment.
** Opening & Closing the Door ** Please refrain from using the door handle - I will open and close the door for you, thus minimizing the number of hands touching the door handle.
** Use of Pens ** I will also be "disinfecting" my pens and minimizing the number to two (2) pens only thus again, reducing the potential of too many hands using my pens - feel free to bring or use your own personal pen for exercises/signing documents etc.
** Disinfecting Surfaces ** I will have wet wipes and Glen 20 available to wipe the surfaces of common aspects of the room at the end of each session. This will include the EFTPOS machine, the door handle, pens, the couch, the side table.
** Water Consumption ** Please note that no water will be provided in session via the common glasses, however, you are welcome to bring your own water bottle and/or preferred drink (no alcohol!) with you.
** Telehealth ** For anyone who contracts the virus and is in isolation at home or feels vulnerable and compromised and therefore is anxious about attending, Medicare have created a new "code" for Psychologists to utilise which will facilitate a telephone consultation where the rebate applies. Unfortunately, this does not apply to everyone, only those that are eligible. Please contact me to discuss your options rather than cancelling or not showing up at the last minute which will incur the Full Session Policy fee, without prejudice.
If there is anything else that I have missed, please feel free to notify me and I will address whatever comes up.
I hope you can all appreciate these small measures as a contribution to keeping my practice running during these uncertain times. ... See MoreSee Less
Coronavirus is on all our lips at the moment ... who is not talking about it? Kids are hearing and seeing all sorts of information and things about the situation too! I’m sure, like my kids, they may be worried or fearful so this little explanation is a great way to start a conversation with them.
For those who are seeing me at the moment ... please be mindful that if you’ve travelled anywhere before your next appointment, I would appreciate and expect that you give yourself the recommended 14 day quarantine period before coming in which may require you to reschedule your appointment so don’t leave it to the last minute to do this otherwise the full session policy fee will apply.
If you are unwell but still need counselling support, the Government and Medicare have set up new Telehealth codes so we can do a telephone consultation - please call me to discuss this option.