We See You & We Hear You NHS Staff

An online psychological support plan for all NHS staff involved in the current COVID-19 crisis.  

The Relational School is a group of counsellors and psychotherapists who have joined forces to offer free of charge psychological support to doctors, nurses, all other NHS staff who are engaged in the front line whilst facing the challenging realities of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes staff in isolation who might want to access support.    This will be an opportunity to speak with someone outside of your professional/family network confidentially, someone who can bear to hear how it is and has been for you. We recognise that a range of challenges are being faced both personally and professionally, that resources are stretched and that for some of you a hostile environment exists where racism and xenophobia are also contended with in your daily work. We see you.

Via online connection, we can facilitate a confidential space where fears, conflicts, problems, and other emotions can be freely expressed. Together we can look for ways to enhance individual resources, and gain new insights to cope with overwhelming stress loads ensuing from work rhythms charged with contagion anxiety. As an expression of our solidarity we wish to make our skills available to those who are in the forefront against the COVID-19 outbreak.

On line means working with someone via your computer/lap top ideally, or smart phones via on line applications such as Zoom or FaceTime. The practitioner will speak with you about how to best make contact and set up on line work. There might also be the option to meet via phone if you don’t have access to a computer/wifi/smart phone.

If your in house staff support services (occupational health etc) are overwhelmed then we would like to be of service beyond that – that might be your first port of call. We will be actively contacting NHS services to collaborate on this venture that is an emergent strategy in complex times. The Royal College of Nurses counselling service might also be appropriate for you.

This is an initiative involving The Relational School and some of the content above has been informed by the work of our Italian colleagues: Maria Giovanna Bianchi, Stefano Carpani, Roberto Grande, Antonio Lanfranchi, Monica Luci, Alessandra di Montezemolo, Eva Pattis Zoja, Chiara Tozzi.

FORMAT OF SESSIONS WITH A THERAPIST 

Online or phone sessions with dates and times to be agreed upon with the practitioner will be up to 50 or 60 minute sessions. We understand that there will need to be flexibility given your work rhythms as well as what will be best for you at this time.  

The sessions aim to provide psychological first aid rather than trauma therapy.  Whilst this situation is both ongoing and changing everyday, there is a need for safe, confidential, human connection with a person trained and practised in listening, hearing, bearing witness, and supporting you to navigate the realities you are facing in and out of work. Understanding the impact of acute situations on you at this time can act as a support alongside some ideas that will assist in recognising your existing resources.

How to access a therapist:  you will find a list of practitioners here with stated availability on particular days and times of day so as to provide prompt access. You can check out the practitioners websites and also get in touch to organise an appointment via their email address. They will advise you on how that contact will be made on line and how to best arrange it. If you have any questions reach us at email trschair@gmail.com There will be some TIPS posted here shortly on setting up the technology and the space for on line sessions.

What to expect: 

Flexible

Practitioner: Wayne Mertins-Brown Website: https://www.thecitycounsellor.com/ Contact me via: wayne@thecitycounsellor.com Availability: Flexible

Practitioner: Dr. Birgitta Heiller Website: n/a Contact me via:  BirgittaRHeiller@aol.com
Availability:  most evenings, with some notice

Practitioner: Helen Pitman  Website: shorturl.at/loA49 Contact via:hpitmanpsychotherapyservice@gmail.com    Availability: flexible.  

Practitioner: Helen Cordery Website: www.helencordery.com Contact me via: website; helencordery@protonmail.com, please use subject: we see you, we hear you – request Availability: Varied

Practitioner: Keith Silvester Contact via: keith@keithsilvester.com
Availability:  variable, but happy to do early mornings or late evenings weekdays

Practitioner:  Roddy McDowall Website: http://www.roddymcdowallpsychotherapy.com/ Contact me via:  roddymcdowall@protonmail.com Availability:  Flexible

Practitioner: Niki Reeves Website: www.attachmenttherapy.co.uk VSee (free to use and completely confidential Skype like platform) nikireeves@icloud.com Availability:  evenings.

Support for Deaf and BSL users in the NHS

We wish to offer our services to Deaf and BSL users that work in the NHS. We have a team of 12 counsellors Contact via: Victoria.nelson@deaf4deaf.com for any deaf people that need therapy. 

Monday day time

Practitioner: Helen Weighell Website: www.helenweighellpsychotherapy.com Contact: helenweighell@gmail.com Availability: Monday and Thursday mornings

Practitioner: Paola Tedeschi Website: www.paolatedeschi.com Contact me viacontact@paolatedeschi.com Availability: Monday mornings/ Friday mornings and afternoons

Practitioner: Annie Gerald-Webb  Website: www.agwtherapia.com
Contact me via: my website  Availability: Monday 8am-11 am, Thursday 8am-12 noon 

Practitioner: Jane Czyzselska Website:     Www.shoreditchtherapy.com/index Contact me via:     Czyzselska@protonmail.com Availability:   Monday morning.

Practitioner:  Jane Skinner Website: http://www.janeskinner.co.uk/ Contact me via:  janeskinnertherapy@gmail.com Availability:  Mondays and Wednesday afternoon

Practitioner: Erika MansnerusWebsite: Website: www.erikamansnerus.org Contact me: emansnerus@gmail.com Availability: Monday afternoons and Thursday afternoons

Practitioner: Muriel Walshe Website: https://www.psychotherapy-hertfordshire.co.uk Contact me via: muriel.walshe.hpp@gmail.com Availability: Monday and Friday afternoons.

Practitioner: Claudia Celadon Website: www.claudiaceladon.com Contact me via: claudia.celadon@gmail.com Availability: Flexible – mainly Mondays afternoon, some Fridays afternoon. (Brazilian Portuguese speaker)

Monday Evening

Practitioner:  Richard Jones Website: www.RichardJonesTherapy.com Contact me via: RichardJonesTherapy@gmail.com
Availability: Monday afternoon/evening, and Thursday afternoon/evening

Practitioner: Kimcha Rajkumar Website: www.goodtotalk.net Contact me via: contact@goodtotalk.net Availabililty: Monday evenings

Practitioner: Nina Mor Website: www.nm-therapy.com Contact me via: info@nm-therapy.com Availability: Monday evenings

Practitioner: Lucy Berry Contact me via: ladberry@gmail.com Availability: Monday 7.15pm; Wednesday 11.00am – 1.00pm

Practitioner: Tamar Posner Website: www.tamarposner.com Contact me via: info@tamarposner.com Availability: Monday evening, Wednesday morning/afternoon, Thursday afternoon

Practitioner: Julia Denington Website: www.evolution-psychotherapy.co.uk Contact: jdenington@blueyonder.co.uk Availability: Monday evenings and some weekend flexibility

Tuesday day time

Practitioner: Els van Ooijen Website: www.nepenthe.org.uk Contact me via: els@nepenthe.org.uk  Availabililty: Tuesday mornings, wednesday afternoons

Practitioner:  Nicola Wyld Website: www.nicolawyldtherapist.co.uk Contact me via: nicola.wyld@zen.co.uk Availability: Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons

Practitioner: Jorinda Barnbrook Website: https://www.bacp.co.uk/profile/57410680-5290-e711-80e8-3863bb351d40/Therapist Contact me via: Jorindabarnbrook@gmail.com Availability: Tuesday and Friday mornings 

Practitioner: Pretish Raja-Helm Website: www.raja-helm.com Contact me via: raja-helm@mail.com Availabililty: Tuesday mornings

Practitioner: Nemone Metaxas Website: https://citytherapyrooms.co.uk/therapists-city-of-london/nemone-metaxas-psychotherapy-in-central-london/ Contact me vianemone@nemonemetaxastherapy.com Availabililty: Tuesday mornings 

Tuesday Evening

Practitioner: Uta Saatz (UKCP) Website: Contact me via: psychotherapyandthearts@btinternet.com Availabililty: Tuesdays 16:30-17:30 and 19:00-20:00

Practitioner:  Ruth Calland Website: www.personalcounselling.org.uk  Contact me via: ruthcalland@hotmail.co.uk  Availabililty: Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings 

Wednesdays

Practitioner: Tamar Posner Website: www.tamarposner.com Contact me via: info@tamarposner.comAvailability: Monday evening, Wednesday morning/afternoon, Thursday afternoon

Practitioner: Gigi Dryer Website: http://www.gigidryercounselling.com Contact me via: gigidryercounselling@gmail.com Availability: Wednesday afternoons 

Practitioner: Els van Ooijen Website: www.nepenthe.org.uk Contact me via: els@nepenthe.org.uk  Availabililty: Tuesday mornings, wednesday afternoons

Practitioner: Lucy Berry Contact me via: ladberry@gmail.com Availability: Monday 7.15pm; Wednesday 11.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday Evenings

Practitioner: Robert Downes Website: https://bodypsychotherapyinlondon.com Contact me via: rjdownes@mac.com Availabililty: Thursday evenings / Wednesday evenings. Early mornings 8am is also possible.

Practitioner: Fiona Ball Website:https://www.fionaballcounselling.com/ Contact me via: contact@fionaballcounselling.com Availability: Wednesday evenings, with some flexibility for other evenings

Thursdays

Practitioner: Helen Weighell Website: www.helenweighellpsychotherapy.com Contact: helenweighell@gmail.com Availability: Monday and Thursday mornings

Practitioner:  Ruth Calland Website: www.personalcounselling.org.uk  Contact me via: ruthcalland@hotmail.co.uk  Availabililty: Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings 

Practitioner: Simon Rudd Website: pausetherapy.co.uk Contact me via: simonruddtherapy@gmail.com Availabililty:  Thurs AM

Practitioner: Zoe Hassid Website: www.togetherme.uk Contact me via: zoe@togetherme.uk Availabililty: Thursday mornings

Practitioner: Annie Gerald-Webb Website: www.agwtherapia.com
Contact me via: my website  Availability: Monday 8am-11 am, Thursday 8am-12 noon 

Practitioner: Erika MansnerusWebsite: Website: www.erikamansnerus.org Contact me: emansnerus@gmail.com Availability: Monday afternoons and Thursday afternoons

Practitioner:  Nicola Wyld Website: www.nicolawyldtherapist.co.uk Contact me via: nicola.wyld@zen.co.uk Availability: Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons

Practitioner: Digna Patel Websitewww.lotusblossomcounselling.com Contact email: info@lotusblossomcounselling.com Availability: Thursday after 3pm and Fridays 

Practitioner: Eva Kurz Website: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/therapist/eva-kurz/  Contact me via: eva@evakurz.co.uk  Availability: Monday and Thursday afternoon.

Practitoner: Phil LapworthWebsite:     www.murhill.com Contact: phil@murhill.com Availability:   Thursday morning or afternoon.

Practitioner: Tamar Posner Website: www.tamarposner.com Contact me via: info@tamarposner.comAvailability: Monday evening, Wednesday morning/afternoon, Thursday afternoon

Practitioner: Isaac Pizer Website: www.derbypsychotherapyandcounselling.co.uk Contact me via: isaacpizer@googlemail.com Availability: Thursday afternoons

Practitioner: Dr Eiman Hussein Website: www.ehpsychotherapy.co.uk Contact info: eiman@ehpsychotherapy.co.uk Availability: Thursday & possibly Fridays.

Practitioner: Niki Reeves Website: www.attachmenttherapy.co.uk VSee (free to use and completely confidential Skype like platform) nikireeves@icloud.com Availability:  Thursday day time.

Thursday Evening

Practitioner: Holly Cassidy Website: https://www.bacp.co.uk/profile/f51c4389-5afd-e811-a95a-000d3aba6816/therapist?location=London Contact me via: info@hollycassidytherapy.co.uk Availability: Thursday afternoons

Practitioner: Sandra Hilton
Website: https://barnsburytherapyrooms.com/therapists-north-london/sandra-hilton-london-therapist-counsellor/ Contact me viasandra@sandrahiltontherapy.co.uk Availabililty: Thursday evenings

Fridays

Practitioner: Paola Tedeschi Website: www.paolatedeschi.com Contact me viacontact@paolatedeschi.com Availability: Monday mornings/ Friday mornings and afternoons

Practitioner: Jorinda Barnbrook Website: https://www.bacp.co.uk/profile/57410680-5290-e711-80e8-3863bb351d40/Therapist Contact me via: Jorindabarnbrook@gmail.com Availability: Tuesday and Friday mornings 

Practitioner: Susannah GillWebsite:  Website: susannahgilltherapy.com Contact me via: susannahgilltherapy@gmail.com Availability: Friday mornings

Practitioner: Digna Patel Websitewww.lotusblossomcounselling.com Contact email: info@lotusblossomcounselling.com Availability: Thursday after 3pm and Fridays 

Practitioner: CLAUDIA CELADON Website: www.claudiaceladon.com Contact me via: claudia.celadon@gmail.com Availability: Flexible – mainly Mondays afternoon, some Fridays afternoon. (Brazilian Portuguese speaker)

Practitioner: Niki Reeves Website: www.attachmenttherapy.co.uk VSee (free to use and completely confidential Skype like platform) nikireeves@icloud.com Availability:  Friday day time.

Weekends & on request options:

Practitioner: Nina Will Website: www.ninawilltherapy.co.uk Contact me via: ninawilltherapy@gmail.com Availability:

Practitioner: Juliet Dwek website: www.julietdwektherapy.co.uk Contact me via: julietdwek@gmail.com Availability: on request

Practitioner: Julia Denington Website: www.evolution-psychotherapy.co.uk Contact: jdenington@blueyonder.co.uk Availability: Monday evenings and some weekend flexibility

Practitioner: Niki Reeves Website: www.attachmenttherapy.co.uk VSee (free to use and completely confidential Skype like platform) nikireeves@icloud.com Availability:  weekends.