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Purple Lemon Counselling services during the Covid-19 outbreak

For those clients who choose to, and contingent on there being no major Covid-19 outbreaks in South Australia, I am currently offering in-person sessions.
 
Please note: if you are unwell, have been in contact with a known case of Covid-19 or recently travelled interstate, we will need to arrange a tele-counselling session instead of in-person.
 
Tele-Counselling: Attending via Zoom will remain available for those who prefer this and can also be used as an option for those (including myself) who come down with mild cold-like symptoms and need to stay home. 
 
Change regarding evening appointments: sessions booked from 5pm onwards, will now only be offered via Zoom. 
 
Counselling room safety measures:
  • hand sanitiser will be available for you to apply on entry 
  • you’ll be asked to please keep a tissue close by, in case you need to cover a cough or sneeze
  • surfaces will be wiped down and sprayed after each client 
  • disposable hand towel will be available in the bathroom
  • you are more than welcome to bring items that you have found useful for calming (e.g. your favourite plush toy, fidget spinners, sensory/tactile toys, etc.)
  • bring a notepad and pen if this is helpful for you
Ensuring a safe environment for everyone
Wash your hands |  Stay home when sick | Covers coughs & sneezes | Social distancing
 

 

There are some excellent online resources which I would encourage you to access, to support your wellbeing during this time, here are just a few:

Beyond Blue has excellent mental health resources and information, specifically addressing the Covid 19 outbreak.
Strategies for breakinthe worry habit – Sarah Edelman
Download this free guide: Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty.
Every Mind Matters (this is a UK website)
FACE COVID – an ACT based resource 
Virus Anxiety (this is a US website)
Calm Kid Central video for 4 to 11 year old kids about coping with worries about the Coronavirus
Talking with Children about Physical Distancing and Self-isolation
Staying Connected with our Children resource
That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief: Interview with David Kessler
Article: Permission to Lament
Remember Your Hope
5 Tips for Living from Love, Not Fear
Stay Smart Online Covid-19 Scam Alerts


Places to call if you need help:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
1800 Respect 1800 737 732
Mensline Australia 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Headspace 1800 650 890
Mindspot 1800 614 434
National Coronavirus Helpline 1800 020 080
National Debt Helpline 1800 007 007

There are more resources on the HELP page 

Need a safe and respectful  place 

to talk to a qualified professional 

about your feelings and concerns?

You don’t have to be in a crisis to have counselling.

People often choose counselling because they are experiencing ongoing difficulties and distress in their lives and relationships, and have decided they need help to better manage their thoughts, feelings and actions or to deal with ongoing deeper issues. Others seek help because they believe they are not living as fully as they would like.

A counsellor will not give you advice or solve your problems for you. They will listen with care and purpose, to help you understand yourself better, gain clarity about your situation and encourage you in your choice to make helpful changes.

If life is feeling mixed up, you don’t need to muddle through it alone.