Updated: May 12
I'm still here, you can still find me, I've just gone virtual for the time being!
All clinics are now on remote platform, usually Zoom (some people prefer FaceTime or Skype), due to COVID 19 restrictions. The adaptation to this way of working is not usually too difficult and doesn't affect the effectiveness of psychological intervention. Whilst it can sometimes take a bit of getting used to meeting this way, it can also be convenient and of course there is no need for PPE or any worry about infection risk.
When we meet, I will be in my therapy room as usual on Bishopthorpe Road, so you will see me with my bookshelves behind. This is a private space and no one else will be in the building with me. At home, when you plan for your session try and make sure you have somewhere comfortable to sit, make it as private as possible (send any family off for a walk if you can) and it is best if you aren't sitting in a work station (it's hard sometimes to take a 'work hat' off).
Two days before our appointment I will send out an invite with a unique password which will allow you to enter our Zoom room at the time of the meeting. This brings you to a waiting room from where I will let you in. These steps make the virtual therapy room very secure.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I'm happy to answer them. As usual I tend to speak to people by phone before arranging a first appointment to see if it feels like we will work well together.
I look forward to hearing from you!