Counselling and
stress management
in Southampton

Learning from COVID

Making a safe space
Signing the working agreement means we both agree to follow these enhanced wellness-promotion steps that help to make face to face work safe and productive.

We both agree to:

  • Consider advice and follow any legal requirements described on > covid 19

  • Meet online if either or us: 1) Has COVID 19. 2) Has a cold or similar respiratory illness. 3) Feels run down and out of sorts but also feels well enough to work together. Explore COVID symptoms from the UK ZOE research.

  • To wash our hands / use antibacterial gel before touching any creative resources e.g. felt tips, felts and pompoms etc.

  • Not hold the other liable if we catch COVID-19 or another infection from them. Even if we follow extra safety measures to minimise infection risk, we recognise that we cannot guarantee to 100% eliminate this.

  • Discuss and take other proportionate steps to make our space a safe and constructive one e.g. at times of heightened risk from COVID 19 or similar respiratory infections, we would need to (as a minimum) either wash hands or use antibacterial hand gel at the start of appointments and I would also ventilate the consulting room between sessions.

I (David Whistance) also agree to:

  • Open and close the front door for you.

  • Regularly disinfect surfaces that are touched by clients.

  • Use an air filter that has a 99.95% filtration efficiency at 0.1 microns.

  • Offer filtered water in glasses washed at high temperature that have not been touched by my uncovered hands during their drying and movement to the consulting room.

You also agree to:

  • Bring your own PPE, water, tissues, hand sanitiser and creative resources if you need / prefer to do so.

  • Let me know if you want my cat to be present in the consulting room as I do not know what surfaces or people she may have been in contact with before we meet.