Covid-19 – Ask the Psychotherapist


Some ICP registrants were asked three questions regarding the Covid-19 crisis. These three identical questions and analogous answers will be posted weekly on the ICP blog and disseminated across the social media channels – Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn. The purpose of this Q & A is to demonstrate the psychotherapeutic experience during the coronavirus pandemic. The responses are personal to the psychotherapists’ practice and relatable to their fellow psychotherapists. This Q & A presents real life experiences of those in the mental health field.

Every psychotherapist registered with ICP is invited to engage in the programme. If you are an ICP registrant interested in making a contribution, please email your answers / contact details to

What Kind Of Emotional Impact Are You Seeing With People During This Pandemic? 

The fear of the unknown and loss of freedom; the loss of physical presence in the therapy room.

How Is Psychotherapy Helping? 

By listening without judgement to the fears and identifying with the client what they can control and do. By holding the emotional connection and addressing and containing the online challenges.

What Might You Say To People Who Are Struggling? 

Surround yourself with people who can support you in whatever way you can whether by Zoom, or phone or letter. Be easy on yourself and ask for support where safe and possible.

Anne Colgan

Anne is a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist working in private practice in The Haven Group, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

ICP / IAHIP / EAP – Accredited Member.

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