We’ve all been affected in different ways, from those remotely self-employed to key workers on the front line and employees who've been furloughed. We hope these blogs will help you share your experiences with and feel more connected to your fellow members.
Our clients and the general public are also facing new and unusual challenges in these strange times. Share your tips and advice on what can help get you through lockdown, social distancing, return to face to face working and the anxiety of the coronavirus crisis.
Back to school
As schools across the UK re-open and school-based counselling resumes, Alison Hotchkiss shares her reflections on the challenges of adapting her therapy room to the new understanding of a ‘safe-space’
Michelle Finder shares her personal experiences of recent months
Tuning into our emotions
Lesley Ludlow considers the therapeutic role of animals during lockdown
Tell us your story
Have you got a similar story? Have your clients being affected by a new style of practice? How has moving your practice online worked for you? How did lockdown affect you personally? How are you planning to return to face to face work?
No matter how big or small the change, we’d love to share your blogs on these topics. If you’d like to contribute, please you get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We suggest blogs should be around 300 - 500 words and please include a short bio and picture.
Coaching in the age of COVID-19
Since lockdown began at the end of March, we have been gathering the responses of BACP Coaching members to living and working in these unprecedented times. How has this pandemic affected your practice – and you, personally? Chair of BACP Coaching Carolyn Mumby introduces a selection of your responses. Coaching Today, July 2020
Counselling CYP in the time of coronavirus
Open article: Seven contributors share their experiences of redefining personal and professional life during the pandemic. BACP Children, Young People and Families, June 2020
In focus: How are counsellors coping with Covid 19?
Open article: Sally Brown explores the impact of Covid-19 on the therapy profession and how practitioners are adapting to best support their clients – and themselves – in these extraordinary times. Therapy Today, May 2020
Guidance and resources for members
Coronavirus: Advice for the public
Our members offer tips, advice and coping strategies to help you through these uncertain times.
Tackling the mental health consequences of coronavirus
Back our COVID-19 campaign to reaffirm the critical role that counselling and psychotherapy needs to play in supporting the nation through the coronavirus crisis and in helping to repair it afterwards.