We are committed to providing high quality accessible counselling to people in Sheffield and beyond. We’d like to update all our current and prospective clients on how we are continuing to do this during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our counsellors have successfully adapted to delivering counselling via telephone or video call. Research shows that these methods of counselling are just as effective as face to face counselling.
All of our counsellors are happy to use either telephone or video call for counselling sessions so you can choose which feels best for you. Video allows you to see each other which makes it feel more similar to face to face sessions and you may feel this helps you to build a relationship with the counsellor more quickly. Telephone sessions have the benefit of needing no new technology and it may be easier to find a private place to speak over the phone.
Remote sessions may feel quite different from speaking face to face. You may feel more relaxed and safer speaking to the counsellor from your own home. You may find it easier to share at a deep level more quickly. Your counsellor will discuss with you ways to approach the sessions carefully and at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
Face to face counselling
As Sheffield has now entered Tier 3 restrictions we have taken the difficult decision to suspend face to face counselling for now. We will keep you updated on when we will resume face to face sessions.