Finding inner resilience through the COVID-19 lock down

Chloe Hedley

Individual Integrative Counsellor

Chloe works within the Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy service at Leone Centre, also facilitator of Leone Centre psycho-educational events and workshops. Her experience in various counselling services offers valuable knowledge and experience to work with her clients.

An Integrative Counsellor (Dip Con MBACP) and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Chloe has particular expertise in attachment & trauma, co-dependency, power dynamics & relationships, addiction, stress, anxiety and depression with a focus on the underlying causes of the presenting issue including psychological, behavioural, social and psychosomatic dis ease. Driving change in the field, moving away from pathologizing trauma symptoms and healthy relationships for healing rather than medication for cure, Chloe’s clinical practice combines psychosexual, psychodynamic and transpersonal aspects with the core of the relationship at the heart of the work.

Understanding the significant role of culture and society on human development, the rapid transformations of modern society and the digital revolution and its’ wider implications has influenced Chloe counselling practice, where she has a special interest working with young adults age 18-35.

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There is no doubt that the current coronavirus pandemic has triggered a very real fear response, on a global scale. The panic and stress manifesting in society is clear to see whether it’s in the media or the supermarkets…

And understandably too – we have had to adapt very quickly to a very new normal in order to save lives. Lives are at risk, daily routines have been lost, we are losing our loved ones, we are losing our jobs…. So much uncertainty, fear and grief can cause a very human stress response.

Finding a new normal and ways to deal with the secondary impacts of coronavirus within the restrictions we are living within is a challenge that we all have to overcome. How we manage this is really important.

A good place to start is building your emotional resilience: enhancing your ability to respond to the various emotional, physical, economic and social implications of the coronavirus pandemic in healthy and productive way is important for the health and wellbeing of you, your family and on a wider societal and global collective scale.

At Leone Centre we offer individual counselling services, face to face and online. As well as therapy services we have also created a psycho-educational learning tool and a space for reflection to develop self-awareness and to equip participants with a good understanding of human stress response plus the biological, psychological and social factors that interplay with their own narratives when it comes to managing stress and overwhelm.

In short, it is a two-part online, face-to-face workshop with a registered counsellor psychotherapist to gain self-awareness, learning to manage and challenge conditioned responses to stress.

Having a solid foundation to withstand the hurricane of uncertainty that we find ourselves in, helps us to stay grounded amongst the storm. It is crucial that we build this resiliance so that we minimise the risk of creating stress-related responses and stress-related problems now, but also further down the line.

So yes – the facts remain true – there are lives that are at risk- this is serious. Yes – we are practising social distancing. But in big change lies great opportunity. How are you harnessing this change? What narratives are you telling yourself — are they helpful for you? Do they enhance your stress levels or reduce them?

If you are interested in learning more about our emotional resilience personal workshop or range of online counselling services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Call us on 0203 9301007 or email contact@leonecentre.com and we will be delighted to answers your questions