Face to face therapy: Therapists not working from home are allowed to continue offering our services face to face according to the latest Tier 5 regulations. Please see below an excerpt from the 4 January 2021 update National Lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK website
‘National lockdown: Stay at Home
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.
Published 4 January 2021
Last updated 4 January 2021
Businesses and venues which can remain open
Healthcare and public services
The NHS and medical services remain open, including:
- other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health
Where and when you can meet in larger groups
Support groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support – but they must take place at a premises other than a private home.’
I am grateful that the government recognises the pressures on our mental health and the importance of allowing full access to psychotherapy and counselling especially under strict lockdown measures.
As mentioned on my Contact page, I am fortunate to practice in a spacious office with an open sash window where we maintain a comfortable 2-metre distance. My practice is situated in an expansive Georgian office building.
I do offer online therapy too if you prefer that to face to face therapy. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.