What does Corona mean for Psychologen Amsterdam

Corona (Covid – 19) is constantly in the news. Drastic measures have been taken by the government that effectively affect the daily lives of all of us.

 

Coronavirus: impact clients

The Coronavirus affects everyone, including our clients. Many clients talk about how this can change their family, livelihood or health. Important life decisions are put on hold. And some have to act immediately, because they can no longer pay their staff or they have already lost their jobs.

Many clients talk about health, which comes first; concerns about their own health or the health of their loved ones. There is an acute concern for those with underlying health problems and many fear the health of their elderly parents, because they may not be able to work or lose the ability to care for their family.

The coronavirus is not only a physical virus, it also has a huge psychological and mental impact. In times of major disasters, crisis and war, we notice that fears and an overall feeling of insecurity are increasingly developing and that most of us enter in some sort of survival mode.

That is why our practice with healthcare professionals and qualified therapists is always ready to help you.

Measures to protect our clients and practice

It is important for us and for the continuity of the treatments, to continue all sessions in a safe manner. That is why, in principle, all individual sessions will take place digitally from Monday, March 16, 2020. As soon as it is safe and responsible according to RIVM, everyone is welcome again at our locations for face to face treatments.

Avoid waiting lists in health care!

It is really very important that existing appointments take place online or by telephone, in order to avoid that everyone will make appointments at the same time after the Corona crisis and huge waiting lists will be created.

Online sessions

Our practice offers online sessions. We do this by means of video calling and, if desired, supported with an online utility. Research shows that online therapy is a good way to support and keep our clients emotionally connected. In fact; according to (Cuijpers, Donker, Van Straten, Li & Andersson, 2010) who have been conducting research for 15 years, it is just as effective as face to face conversations.