Covid 19 statement
Updated 11th May 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed many things about the way we live and work, but I’m still here to support my clients in this challenging time. Most of my work is being done remotely but, as our profession is listed as an essential service and I am able to maintain a 2 mt distance, I am holding some face to face sessions in my office in Sandymount, Cobh. However I'm limiting this to situations where online sessions are not feasible (due to poor internet service or where maintaining confidentiality in the home is difficult). In accordance with the Government guidelines (assuming the roadmap published by the Government goes to plan) in Phase 2 (8th June onwards) I will be able to see more clients in my office.
I am following the latest public health advice and implementing measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection. In my office in Cobh clients have access to a bathroom and I ask all clients to wash and sanitise hands before and after each appointment. Hot water, soap, hand sanitiser and individual towels to dry your hands are provided. I also am cleaning down all surfaces (chair, door handles, taps, banisters) between sessions. I have discontinued working from my office in Cork city as I'm not confident that I can implement these measures.
If you are an existing client and would like to schedule an appointment please make contact. My online sessions are held on Zoom and password protected.
I have put together a list of resources, which I'm adding to regularly. I’m a big advocate for mindfulness and there are lots of marvelous, free, live online sessions linked here. Please circulate to anyone who might be interested;
Naturally this is a difficult time for us all and can be anxiety provoking for many. Here are a few tips which can help to cope: Stick to reliable, reputable, trustworthy sources of information (HSE, WHO, RTE etc.) and reduce your time on social media scanning for information, spend more time connecting with friends and family. Make sure you’re getting plenty sleep, exercise and keep eating healthy nutritious foods. Enjoy the downtime (if you have it), play games, have fun, laugh a lot.
... and remember this too will pass
'But then it passed, as all things do.' Khaled Hosseini