Following Boris Johnson’s statement, we made the decision to close The Centre and all appointments are cancelled until further notice.
Many of our clients rely on our practitioners to help them manage their symptoms such as pain, mobility issues and mental health so it was with a heavy heart that we took this step. In doing so, we recognise that the situation is serious and urgent and we all have to do our part to support the NHS during this challenging time.
All of our practitioners continue to offer support and many can offer appointments via telephone or Skype/Zoom including:
We have a twice weekly virtual support session hosted by local experienced psychotherapist Ros Draper which I’m privileged to be co-facilitating. This is at 2pm on Tuesday and 11am Saturday morning. If there is sufficient interest, we will add additional sessions. The sessions are free and conducted over Zoom. Details and the link to join are available by emailing shanagh@thecentre-petersfield.
Other practitioners are offering support via phone or internet including:
Tamara Kircher, one of our acupuncturists, is offering on line herbal consultations, as well as advice on acupressure points. She is also available for consultations for Flower Essences.
Uschi Braun, one of our massage therapists, is offering sessions via internet to show people how to relax tense muscles and relax/destress overall.
Shanagh Telford, our homeopath and reiki practitioner and happy to offer appointments via Zoom and telephone. Shanagh regularly offers support via phone to clients so this is not a new way of working for her. Hayfever seems to be particularly bad this year and Shanagh has supported a lot of clients with similar problems over the years. You can contact Shanagh on 07765 140018.
The osteopaths Carina Petter, Josephine Luard and Beth Forrest are looking at ways to offer support via the internet. With respect to current patients, they can give verbal advice and in an extreme situation one of them may be able to offer physical treatment so long as there is clinical justification and consent/ precautions taken.
Sarah Roberts, our cognitive hypnotherapist, is offering therapy as usual online, and in particular at the moment offering help for anyone feeling anxious, low or struggling to see a positive way forward. Online can work as effectively as in the room. She is happy to offer phone support to key workers on a complimentary basis.
Helen McManus, our chiropodist, can offer appointment to people who have an urgent need such as risk of skin breaking down or an infection. She is happy to discuss any concerns and offer advice over the phone.
Practitioners can be contacted via their own websites, by leaving a message on the answerphone (01730 231655) which is checked daily, via Facebook or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We at The Centre hope you all stay well. Together we can find a way through.