Julie Morley   (MNCS Accred, Hyp.dip, dip.psysextherapy, Adv.dip.CP)

Personal Psychotherapist

Market Deeping, Peterborough, UK

Mob: 07761 065 726    Email: [email protected]

Personal Psychotherapy Practice

& Women's Stress Consultancy & Counselling

The Impact of Lockdown on individuals' well-being


The fear of the virus has promoted ‘insecurity’ in our wellbeing


Our autonomy is undermined because we are not able to make choices to do what it is we feel like doing and sometimes it is even illegal to do the things we want and or need to do


We lost our right to be responsible for our own decisions


Too much enforced privacy increased loneliness, and screen contact with others does NOT meet the requirement for human contact.


No privacy from those we are living with can create frustration, overwhelm, no space for autonomy, physical space or head space to think our random thoughts which are needed to a certain extent for helping promote psychological health.


Interaction with others needs to be face to face so as to effectively exchange attention and interaction on a variety of feedback levels.


Involves closeness and emotional connection to others, so the benefits we gain from the people who people our lives that are the closest members, including best friends, partners, romantic interests.


Lockdown prevented social groupings that societies do like going about our day to day business, relaxing and or socialising in communal environments or participating in group events (café’s restaurants, cinemas, festivals, theatre and any form of public entertainment). This is linked to mass loneliness.


People like to develop and or use skills, learning, follow new or established interests and having to do this at home is not as effective at meeting our need if we are not out there putting it out with others


Why are we here. Normally satisfied by serving others or learning new skills or a group like religion or a group that does hobbies. A need for community (at whatever level suits the individual person and their needs)