An update regarding the Coronavirus outbreak
I am now full and will not be taking any new clients for the foreseeable future.
If you need support, there are options available whatever your circumstances, and visiting this page is the first step in finding them.
Below are a list of helplines, links to find a therapist and a Facebook UK-based Support Group if you or someone you know has had Covid-19.
The threat of COVID-19 brings feelings of tremendous fear and anxiety in the face of uncertainty. This is only made worse by the concerns about self-isolation.
It is natural to feel fearful in the unknown present.
It is both a natural and understandable response to feel anxious, stressed and helpless.
But know that even if you find yourself physically isolated, therapeutic support is and can be available to you.
Finding a Therapist
Find Psychosynthesis Practitioners
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/find-a-therapist/
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Support Lines and Resources
Institute of Psychosynthesis Anxiety Support Line
Anxiety UK Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm) www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Bipolar UK A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35. www.thecalmzone.net
Depression Alliance Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
Men's Health Forum 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email. www.menshealthforum.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Mind Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
No Panic Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
OCD Action Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources. Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
OCD UK A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments. Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) www.ocduk.org
PAPYRUS Young suicide prevention society. Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)
Rethink Mental Illness Support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Samaritans Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
SANE Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30-10.30pm) Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcarePeer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum www.sane.org.uk/support
YoungMinds Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Covid-19 Online Support Group
I am the founder of the Facebook Group: Covid-19 UK & Ireland Sufferer & Survivor Support. If you or someone you care about is struggling with having and/or are recovering from Coronavirus, then this group might be helpful.
Connection is key to both emotional and physical healing.
Take care and I wish you well.