Coronavirus Counselling in London
Worried About Coronavirus??
As Coronavirus spreads across the UK, disruptions to work, living situations, schools, and daily routines have added additional strains and stressors to everyone’s lives.
If you are struggling, counselling can help you regain control and relief from distressing psychological or emotional symptoms triggered by this pandemic.
Reactions that can occur during Pandemic and Quarantine Situations
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES
- Feelings of isolation and hopelessness
- Anxious uncertainty regarding work and finances
- Relationship stress and conflict triggered from being confined
- Anxiety around separation and/or caring for people who are unwell
- Children displaying challenging problematic behaviour
- Difficulty coping with unexpected loss
- Increased levels of anxiety and panic
- Obsessive-compulsive habits escalating
- PTSD symptoms being triggered unexpectedly
- Uncontrollable anxiety
- Hypervigilance, overcautious, wary
- Fear of Contagion
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How can Counselling Help during Quarantine & Pandemic?
Counselling can powerfully help you to regain control and feel more able to navigate this difficult time. Here are some of the ways in which our team of psychotherapists can help you develop the ability to:
- Reduce and better manage anxiety, panic, distressful thoughts and feelings
- Reduce and prevent increases in symptoms of depression
- Cope more easily and comfortably with enforced isolation
- Cope better with uncertainties regarding work and finances
- Managing relationship stressors and conflict constructively
- Maintain and/or develop positive communication and relationship strategies for coping better together (including remotely)
- Gain relief from separation anxiety
- Better manage children displaying problematic behaviour and emotions
- Cope with unexpected bereavement
- Reduce PTSD symptoms being triggered
- Calm and reduce the intensity of obsessive compulsions, thinking and fears
Common Reactions to a Pandemic
The most common reaction to a pandemic is hyper-vigilance – being over-cautious and wary about things, such as when a person coughs or is not wearing a mask. These feelings can be exacerbated by the fear of contamination. Some people may have trouble concentrating, making decisions, or feel sad, angry or overwhelmed. Others may experience physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle aches, and stomach aches, or have disrupted sleeping and eating patterns. These are all normal reactions, and over time, as life gets back to normal, these feelings usually decrease.
However, for some people such events trigger reactions that are extremely problematic to manage. Getting effective treatment when painful symptoms develop, can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve functioning and wellbeing.