Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

 

COVID-19 Safety Plan

 

For Shore Counselling Services, Ltd.

 

Understanding the risk

 

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads in several ways, including through droplets when a person coughs or sneezes, and from touching a contaminated surface before touching the face.

 

  • The risk of person-to-person transmission is increased the closer you come to other people, the amount of time you spend near them, and the number of people you come near.
  • The risk of surface transmission is increased when many people contact the same surface, and when those contacts happen in short intervals of time.

 

 Wishing to avoid infecting clients, and this therapist and his spouse, the following policies are in place for the foreseeable future.

 

  1. Appointments can be conducted via secure on-line video for those who have a computer or other capable electronic device
  2. The counselling space and washroom are used only for clients and therapist so as to reduce the risk of transmission
  3. A separation between therapist and clients of at least 2 metres is strongly encourage
  4. A built-in Heat Recovery Ventilator is constantly removing stale (potentially infected) air
  5. Frequent surface cleaning (door knobs furniture, bathroom fixtures and light switches after each appointment) and frequent hand-washing are observed in this space
  6. Any who are not feeling well, or who have a cough, breathing problems, a higher temperature or other potential symptoms of Covid-19, are asked to stay home
  7. Diffusing a blend of essential oils that evidently has anti-viral properties will be used, even though the effectiveness of these oils against this particular virus are unknown at this time
  8. Ian will don an approved mask if requested or deemed important. Masks are available for clients
  9. Therapeutic measures designed to aid clients in reducing their stress levels so as to improve their immune response are offered
  10. Handshakes and hugs place all parties (and others!) at a much higher risk and so must be avoided.
  11. Hand sanitizer and especially soap and water are available, and encouraged for our use.
  12. All clients must agree to read and sign the Covid-19 consent form

 

 

 

Any questions or concerns? Please call 250-754-0698 or send an e-mail through the contact form.

 


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Are you feeling stuck, depressed, angry, frustrated or anxious? Is your most important relationship headed for the rocks? 

 

It doesn't have to be this way.

 

Your problems are actually a key to launching into a better way of living. With the right assistance you can be enjoying a more fulfilling, healthy, connected and energetic life. The most important step after admitting that you haven't been able to improve things is to access the resources that will improve your life.


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Who is Ian? Following a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy Ian did Doctoral work in this specialised field, coupled with 1000 hours of clinical supervised experience. He has had two decades of assisting more than one thousand people as they made significant positive changes in their lives. Ian has also supervised many local therapists who speak highly of their experiences.  

 

Ian created Shore Counselling as a private practise. A year later he and others turned it into a non-profit Society. He ran Shore Counselling Society for a decade, during which thousands of people were assisted with relationship, gambling, anger, anxiety and many other issues.. After he left as its Executive Director the agency's name was changed to Island Integrated Counselling Society. A year later Ian again embraced the former name for his own practise.

 

Ian runs Shore Wellness Solutions, the parent company to Shore Counselling. Shore Wellness Solutions offers a wide variety of health services in the belief that wellness is a choice, not chance.

 

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Please note that this website's materials are for educational purposes only and do not replace professional counselling. These materials are not intended for those experiencing critical symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, for which emergency help should be sought.

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