We are back working FACE to FACE from our consulting rooms.
You now have the choice. FACE to FACE, in our consulting rooms, or ONLINE sessions? After working online (only) for two months during the COVID-19 lockdown, we took the decision to move back to working from our rooms in Putney Village, Ryde, as from Monday, 1st June, 2020.
Be assured we are taking all required COVID-19 safety precautions, including 1.5 metre distancing, making hand sanitiser available, and providing contactless credit card payments, so that you don’t need to touch the machine to enter a pin.
We missed doing face to face sessions, and so did many of our clients. Yet we learned during the lockdown that, surprisingly, both ourselves and our clients adjusted to Telehealth sessions much quicker than we expected. There are indeed many advantages of online therapy sessions, such as convenience, no travel, easier on those who can’t find babysitters, and more flexibility. So we will continue to offer them for those who find them preferable. It will be your choice.
There has been excellent evidence from the past indicating that virtual therapy (Telehealth, or video conferencing) is effective and comparable to traditional face to face therapy (Alleman, 2002; Barak et al., 2008). Studies have even shown that “client satisfaction” with this mode of therapy has also been rated highly (Holmes & Foster, 2012; Murphy et al., 2009).
Yet there is something special and more intimate about being in the same room, face to face, in a quiet space dedicated just for this purpose.
Our reception team can answer any of your questions about how to book in for either face to face or online sessions. Or you can simply book online with the Book Online button.
Some background on us
All of us at Open Sky Psychology do what we do because we love helping people change and grow to find a stronger, better version of themselves. In this uncertain COVID-19 world, the challenge is even greater, and we need to grow and adapt even more urgently. We need to pull together in a spirit of compassion, kindness and determination to do what we must, to meet this continuing challenge sensibly and carefully.
It has always been the case that the more personal problems we experience in life are simply varying degrees of what we might call “the human condition”. And now this time in history has tested our mettle as friends, colleagues and global citizens.
We can offer you expert assistance in how to cope during difficult times. As always, part of our work together is helping you to access and identify your most authentic inner values, because there can be great comfort when you connect with them.
Let us help you discover, draw upon, and maintain the strength within yourself to rise to your own particular personal and community challenges. It feels better when we “accept that” a problem is happening and act on it, rather than losing ourselves in worry.
In every challenge, personal or global, it helps for us to be aware, take care, and go kindly.