Post Coronavirus Stress
Mental Health Counselling for Coronavirus Stress – Available in Wolverhampton and Online
Coronavirus and the global pandemic that we have all experienced since the beginning of 2020 has had severe consequences for all human-kind, not only in terms of the loss of life across the World, but also because of the restrictions that have been put in place by governments to try and manage the viral outbreaks within society.
It has been argued that these social-distancing and isolation measures have been highly effective in reducing the rate of transmission, but it is also important, and this has been recognised by policy makers, to recognise the impact that these measures have had on the mental health of the populations.
In the UK, in particular, the message of ‘Stay Home‘ and ‘Save Lives‘ has been repeated over and over in a deliberate attempt to ingrain this message in the minds of those receiving it. Since the UK lock-down was announced in mid-march 2020, it has been emphasised literally thousands of times and has almost certainly become part of the normal thinking and discourse of people in day-to-day living.
There is no doubting that this has had a significant impact on both the rate of infection within the wider community, but also in terms of what people have ‘normalised’ in how they believe people should behave in the wider social context.
Post Lock-down Stress
The Government’s biggest problem in planning to reduce the restrictive measures now that the infection rate (R) is below 1, is that people have so totally absorbed the messages designed to create ‘aversion’ behaviours (useful for reducing transmission) that convincing people that things are now ‘safer’ is going to prove to be very difficult.
Many people are going to struggle to change the internal ‘message’ that exposure to others in social environments is anything but highly hazardous and this is likely to lead much ‘residual fear‘ and particularly lots of stress.
This may be especially true for those people who have low levels of resilience, existing mental health challenges or have been adversely affected by any of a number of socio-economic factors resulting from such severe restrictions on the economy. Research makes is absolutely clear that ‘gainful’ employment is a KEY component of good mental health and with many thousands of people potentially losing their jobs, we can expect that the levels of stress and anxiety across the population are likely to increase significantly.
Transform Your Thinking & Beat Post Coronavirus Stress
Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Alternative Therapy Options for Post Coronavirus Stress
Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for post coronavirus stress and anxiety is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.
- Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change.
- General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.
- Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.
Initial Consultations for Post Coronavirus Stress
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your stress-related problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and last around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Do You Have a 'Mental Illness'?
Why not try out these mental health quizzes to see if you have the symptoms of Depression or Anxiety.
These two tests are used throughout the mental health profession as indicators of mental illness.
NOTE: These quizzes do NOT diagnose mental illness, only that you have associated symptoms.
For most mental health problems we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established cognitive behavioural therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.
CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.
Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp.
I specialise in the following therapies:
I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, mediation and hypnotherapy
Call Joan on: 07434 776504