JULIE MORLEY  MNCS Accred, Hyp.dip, Adv.dip.CP


Deeping St James & Market Deeping, Peterborough, UK

[email protected]

COVID-19 Precautions for our Appointments

Welcome to my covid guidance page. If you have been sent a link to this page then you probably have a face to face appointment booked with myself, or you might be working online with a view to moving to face to face sessions when we are in a suitable tier.

Transitionning between Tiers and Lockdowns and back again
As with all businesses, there is a lot of work to do when the government changes our parameters and this means that when we start working face to face together during safer times, we have to be both be prepared to adapt to guidance from the government when they instruct counsellors and Psychotherapists to move to on-line sessions. I will contact you when these changes happen to discuss if on-line sessions are suitable or whether we need to pause our sessions until we can carry on in person again.

If schools close, it is likely that any regular appointment times need to change to fit around this and I apologise for this. At the same time, I will also try to adapt appointment times to help around your changes that tiers and lockdown changes may bring.

Please be prepared for these changes.

When we move to tiers where we can work face to face again I will quiclly let you know and get us back in as early as I can while keeping us as safe as possible.  To read more about this, please read on.

The following guidances are given so as to protect you and me and others we may have contact with in our lives.

I have tried to keep them short and as simple as possible.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Face to Face Sessions During Tier 2 or Lower

Priority Guidance- when not to atttend

Do not attend sessions if you or someone you live with has been advised to shield by your doctor.

Do not attend sessions if you or anyone you live with has symptoms that could be a sign of a Corona Virus infection.

Do not attend sessions if you or someone you live with has recently been in close proximity to:

  • Someone who has been tested positive
  • Someone who is waiting for Covid test results
  • Someone who is showing symptoms of Conrona virus.

On arrival

  1. When knocking on the front door, please step back so that I can open and move back to let you through.
  2. I will be taking forehead temperatures on arrival at each appointment.
  3. I usually meet people on the drive especially at our first meeting during the pandemic.
  4. After you have been once, it is likely that the front door will be already open for you if I am not on the drive.

In-session Precautions to Support you

  • Hand gel will be available next to your chair, please help yourself.
  • During session, we will be sat 2 meters apart.
  • Try not to touch any door handles or door frames when moving in and out of the room/ house, allow me to do that.
  • If using the visa car payment facility, payment can be taken via visa card machine by using wave facility at a 2 meter distance.
  • After our session, I will leave the room first opening the doors and you can follow at a 2 meter distance so that you have no need to touch anything.

My Current Contribution to Covid-19 Safety

• I no longer offer drinks, please bring your own.

• I do not supply tissues (please bring your own if you might require them)

• I cannot offer access to the toilet in the property due to covid precaution advice.

• Windows will remain open throughout the session, some people bring a blanket for cold days.

Additional Considerations.

Please be aware that should the government enforce another lockdown our face to face sessions will have to end accordingly and we can decide if this happens, whether we switch to telephone or online sessions, or pause our working until restrictions are lifted.

If I have to self-isolate for any reason then face to face sessions will be put on hold, possibly to be replaced by online sessions or therapy postponed- whichever is most appropriate.

We will need to continue to adjust according to Government guideline updates over the coming months.

Sessions During Tier 3 and Higher

During these lockdowns sessions are on-line or onthe telephone.  Sessions can take place via Facebook Message video call or WhatsApp.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, then please do not hesitate to contact me.