We were recently asked by ITV News Central to write an article on our practice and on the way the pandemic has affected our clients.
CLICK HERE to read our ITV News Central article.
Isn’t is strange how life can change so suddenly and drastically? This is something we’ve all experienced recently.
Until 23rd March we were seeing clients face to face in our therapy room, helping them with their problems and issues.
From that date, life changed for us as well, and we had to put our practice fully online. We had to use Zoom and WhatsApp with clients – we’ve treated overseas clients online for years and it works really well.
Old clients are now coming back, as well as new ones, suffering from the following problems:
- Panic attacks
- Weight problems
- Sleeping problems
- Drinking excessive alcohol
- Grieving for the life they used to have
- And many more……
Existing clients are now dealing with two issues at once – their previous anxiety and stress problems, coupled with their concerns over catching Covid-19.
One of the reoccurring issues is the uncertainty of when the coronavirus pandemic will end.
There is anger, frustration, financial concerns and relationship problems, because people are locked down with wives, husbands and partners for a large amount of time.
When things have got back to normal and children go back to school, some might not want to be parted from their parents because they have been with them every day.
The longer it goes on, the more people are going to be worried about going out in public, like to restaurants and pubs.
People made a great start, tackling things like home improvements, but now are at a bit of a loss.
If you don’t occupy your mind with good things, you will find bad things to occupy your mind.
We had one man who would not get up in the morning and is frightened of the day. He is now doing exercises and learning how to cook.
It’s about changing the way we think about things.