Our rooms are open

We’re pleased to say that practitioners are once again using our rooms. All our rooms have COVID-secure measures in place.

Please check with individual practitioners whether they offer sessions remotely.

Coronavirus resources

With so much information (and misinformation) flying around, it can be difficult to know where to turn for wise words and high-quality resources right now.

So, we’ve put together a list of things we’ve found on the web, grouped by topic. We hope you find them useful.

We’ll be adding to the list regularly, so do check the page again soon.

Keep well,

All at Relational Spaces.

Topics

(click to jump down to a topic)

Arts and culture

CPD for therapists

For children (and parents)

General info

Mental wellbeing

Online therapy: resources for clients

  • The Free Psychotherapy Network are offering free online therapy groups for people living in the UK who are isolated during the coronavirus crisis.

Online therapy: resources for therapists

Politics and economics

  • DiEM25 live-streaming event with Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist, academic, philosopher and politician. Monday 23 March 2020 7pm–8pm. He’ll talk and answer questions on the subject “World after coronavirus: Europe’s latest historic failure”. You’ll need to register to view. Event will be streamed via Zoom and YouTube (NB: DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats).

Thought pieces

  • Mario Perini’s chapter ‘Panic and pandemics: from fear of contagion to contagion of fear’ in
    Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World (edited by Halina Brunning) is a particularly pertinent read at the moment. The entire book is available online as a PDF (select page 244 to go straight to the chapter, and then click the presentation mode button on the right to view in full screen).
  • Article in The Lancet Psychiatry, April 2020: Mental health care for medical staff in China during the COVID-19 outbreak‘.
  • Mothering, scarification and trauma in the time of corona – as parents the world over start to worry about the long-term impact of the pandemic on our children, psychoanalyst and mother Jane G Goldberg considers the relationship between trauma and transformation.
  • Caring through crises: how therapist anxiety might be manifesting – counsellor Sarah Van Gogh offers some grounding for therapists experiencing hopelessness and being overwhelmed as they continue to care for clients through this crisis.