COVID-19 Counselling Support in Burnaby, BC

NOTE ON COVID-19

Due to the current risk of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, to prevent the spread of the virus and encourage social distancing, all sessions will be temporarily held by video or telephone. Though not ideal for some, I anticipate this to be a temporary solution.

During this time, I will be waiving my customary fees for late cancellations and rescheduling. A late cancellation fee will not be applied if you fall ill within 24 hours of our appointment and need to cancel your session. However, clients who do not arrive to their appointments will be charged a fee for the missed session.

Getting counselling support during COVID-19 pandemic:

It's normal to feel concerned about the news during this time. For many people, existing mental health concerns and relationship stress are becoming worse. A common experience in high stress and anxiety is a fear of losing control and imagining the worst outcomes. The inability to tolerate uncertainty and a low stress threshold are also common factors among anxiety disorders and issues related to emotion regulation. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of news updates and social media posts about the COVID-19 pandemic, counselling support can help you to learn to reduce your stress.

Thankfully, many experts are publishing helpful tips for mental health during the pandemic. Reading recommendations is not always sufficient to reduce stress, however.

Counselling for COVID-19 support might be helpful for you if:

- You are having difficulty sleeping
- You are feeling easily irritable, frustrated or angry
- You are experiencing anxiety or panic attacks
- You are feeling a sense of unreality or dissociation
- You are having frequent arguments with your partner or other loved ones

It has been said that if others think we are overreacting, then we are taking the right approach to "flattening the curve." While this might be true, no one needs to suffer mentally beyond what is reasonably expected for preparing for social distancing and self-isolation.

To encourage social distancing, all counselling sessions are currently being held on telephone and virtually.  Click here to read about how to prepare for distance counselling. Distance counselling may not be appropriate for every person depending on the nature of their presenting concerns and the situation.

Reach out to others for emotional support and remember, you do not need to suffer through this.

Could you benefit from counselling support?

Contact me to book your free consultation or appointment today.