As Coronavirus spreads across the UK, disruptions to work, living situations, schools, and daily routines have added additional strains and stressors to everyone’s lives.
If you are struggling, counselling can help you regain control and relief from distressing psychological or emotional symptoms triggered by this pandemic.
Reactions that can occur during Pandemic and Quarantine Situations
- Feelings of isolation and hopelessness
- Anxious uncertainty regarding work and finances
- Relationship stress and conflict triggered from being confined
- Anxiety around separation and/or caring for people who are unwell
- Children displaying challenging problematic behaviour
- Difficulty coping with unexpected loss
- Increased levels of anxiety and panic
- Obsessive-compulsive habits escalating
- PTSD symptoms being triggered unexpectedly
- Uncontrollable anxiety
- Hypervigilance, overcautious, wary
- Fear of Contagion
How can Counselling Help during Quarantine & Pandemic?
- Counselling can powerfully help you to regain control and feel more able to navigate this difficult time. Here are some of the ways in which our team of psychotherapists can help you develop the ability to:
- Reduce and better manage anxiety, panic, distressful thoughts and feelings
- Reduce and prevent increases in symptoms of depression
- Cope more easily and comfortably with enforced isolation
- Cope better with uncertainties regarding work and finances
- Managing relationship stressors and conflict constructively
- Maintain and/or develop positive communication and relationship strategies for coping
- better together (including remotely)
- Gain relief from separation anxiety
- Better manage children displaying problematic behaviour and emotions
- Cope with unexpected bereavement
- Reduce PTSD symptoms being triggered
- Calm and reduce the intensity of obsessive compulsions, thinking and fears
Amber Therapy is located in Croxley Green, with ample parking and good connections to bus and tube routes. My therapy room is a calm and private space, where we can explore what is troubling you and find ways to manage and cope with the stresses that day to day life can bring.
As an Integrative Counsellor I work as a Person-Centred therapist, using Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour theories.
If you would like more information please visit my Facebook and Instagram page: Amber Therapy Croxley Green.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Andrea Clarke MBACP
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling for teenagers and young people - Exploring and supporting coping mechanisms to deal with the stresses of everyday life such as social media pressure, bullying and exam/school pressures and expectations.
Mental Health Issues - Coping Strategy development for Autism, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Personality Disorders, Panic Attacks and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Marriage crisis - Support with all aspects of marriage difficulties or breakdowns.
Domestic violence - Exploring ways to break patterns of behaviours with victims or perpetrators.
Parenting support - Exploring and developing strategies to cope with children's challenging behaviours, and developing skills to support your child through difficulty times.
Relationship issues - Exploring difficulties we face in all types of relationships.
Trauma - Support while reflecting, coming to terms with and moving on from a traumatic experience such as abuse, bereavement or loss.
Anger management - Developing a healthier way to live with anger.
CPBAC Counselling Skills Level 1 and 2
CPBAC Counselling Studies Level 3
CPBAC Level 4 Counselling Diploma
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
KCA My baby's brain
KCA Associates Vulnerability, Trauma and Recovery
KCA Associates Attachment, Trauma and Resilience
KCA Associates Promoting learning for vulnerable children
KCA Associates Baby development and positive parenting
HCC Toxic relationships
Keys Self harm
Keys Sexual exploitation in young people
Keys Understanding Self-harm
ADHD and Autism
FF Protective Behaviours
Managing drug and alcohol abuse
Alternatives abortion awareness
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£30 Telephone Counselling (30 minutes)
£45 Child and Adolescent Counselling (40 minutes)
£50 Adult individual counselling per session (50 minutes)
£60 Couple counselling per session (50 minutes)
£65 Family Therapy (60 minutes)