Coronavirus update from The Green House

19th July 2021

Covid-19 restrictions remain in place.

The Covid-19 outbreak has affected all of us and like many charities, The Green House adapted our services at the start of the pandemic moving to remote counselling and support sessions. As the coronavirus restrictions changed, we paid close attention to government guidance and also adapted the ways we work to best support the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff.

In June 2020 we carried out a risk assessment of our premises and reduced capacity for in-person sessions. From  29th June 2020 our Children and Young People’s Service began offering clients in-person  therapy sessions and our Adult Counselling Service continued to offer remote therapy via telephone and video-link. In recent weeks our Adults Counselling Service has also been able to offer some in-person therapy to clients already in service prior to the pandemic starting.

Given the rising rates of Covid infection across the UK, and particularly high levels in Bristol, we have decided to retain our current level of Covid restrictions. Our Children and Young People’s Therapy Service is open to new referrals for in-person counselling. Our Adult Counselling service currently remains open for self-referrals for remote counselling only. These guidelines will be reviewed in August and any changes will be notified on our website.

We appreciate this is a very difficult time for many and for immediate support and information there are a range of helplines and support services that may be helpful. Visit our Other Services page for more details of these.

We remain wholeheartedly committed to supporting people affected by rape and sexual abuse and our dedicated staff team will continue doing all we can in these challenging times.