David is providing office-based, phone and online services 6 days a week throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. When needed, same day appointments are available.
Access to office-based services
Counselling services are being provided as per normal, with the addition of guidelines to protect everyone’s health and safety during this time. We are closely following and adhering to the latest advice being given by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. The AHPPC is the key decision-making body for health emergencies and is chaired by Australia’s Chief Medical Officer.
Some simple hygiene and clinical practice changes will allow us to continue providing services whilst also looking after everyone’s health and safety.
The following hygiene measures are being taken:
- No shaking hands
- Minimising clients in waiting rooms sitting in close proximity
- Rearranging consulting room furniture to allow 1.5m distance between client and therapist
- Antibacterial cleaning of rooms and all client contact surface areas throughout offices
- Hand-washing between appointments
- Rescheduling appointments or offering telehealth if feeling unwell and/or needing to self-isolate
It would be greatly appreciated if you could:
- Bring your own bottle of water to your session
- Wash or sanitise your hands when you arrive at your appointment
- Request phone or skype sessions If you have recently travelled overseas, been advised to self-isolate, or if experiencing any of these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat.
These guidelines ensure that we can continue to provide services during the impact of COVID-19.
Online and phone counselling services
David provides a full range of services online via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and telephone.
COVID-19 specific supports
David is also providing online and phone counselling to support our clients to overcome the specific challenges posed by COVID-19. These services include:
- Stress, anxiety and panic management
- Relationship and family concerns that emerge from being confined to the home environment, including conflict resolution
- Targeted support for those facing employment and financial uncertainties
- Managing pre-existing health issues (psychological, physical, social) that may be exacerbated
- Helping households to be proactive in managing periods of isolation, including strategies to utilise this time in productive and meaningful ways