Covid-19 & in-person counselling – risk assessment
London is currently under lockdown restrictions. Under lockdown restrictions I am not permitted to meet with clients at home. I am currently only working via Zoom.
I hope to return to meeting in person as soon as this is safe and allowed. I am taking advice and guidelines from the BACP. Current BACP guidelines can be found on their website.
The following precautions relate to in-person working and are currently not applicable. I am leaving them here for reference fior when I ca can return to in-person working.
You will need to think about your journey to my location.
If you wish to take any extra precautions, please let me know and we can discuss this.
Track and trace
Whilst your sessions with me remain confidential, due to the track and trace policy, I may be required to give details to the NHS of all people I have been in contact with. This is a legal requirement and I would only be obliged to give them your basic contact details but not any details about our contact.
If I am contacted by the contact and trace service, I will need to return to self isolation for 14 days. If this happens, we will need to return to working online via Zoom. This may happen at short notice.
If you begin to experience any symptoms of Covid-19 please do inform me as soon as you can.
This document will be kept under review and updated as the situation changes. You will be kept up to date of any changes. The most recent version is also available on my website.
16th February 2021