Online individual sessions during Covid-19 lock down

South African society has been placed under lock down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which although necessary, has been a significant stressor and disruptor to the lives of many people.

Mental health has been identified during this time by the South African government as an essential service (annexure B section B1), and as such my practice will remain open throughout this period. The stress, fear and uncertainty caused by the global spread of the virus, as well as difficulties in life arising from the lock down response, have created significant distress and anxiety.

My practice will also be available on various online and digital channels to help with all other life stressors and challenges, as normal. I will also be conducting telephonic sessions.

How online sessions work

  1. Contact me to book a session
  2. We will then discuss the best way to meet digitally. Currently I am available telephonically, and online via Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp video call.
  3. We then meet as we normally would for an in-person session, except through our devices.

Crisis management: Face-to-face sessions

In the event of a mental health crisis, if absolutely necessary, I am available for face-to-face sessions at my practice in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, where the highest hygiene standards are maintained, provided:

  • you or your direct family have not traveled outside South Africa in the last 30 days before your scheduled appointment;
  • you have not been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19;
  • you do not have any signs of a flu-like or upper respiratory tract infection.

There is no need to feel alone during this time. There is always help available.