May 2021 Updates

Life at SM as lock down slowly eases
Added on: 08 Apr, 2021 Posted by: Jenine Butroid 1 min read (287 words)

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Finally!

Blimey, what a year and a bit it has been! I am so pleased that we are starting to see our centre in Lincoln regain some of its buzz and vibrancy after a very long time of Marie Celeste vibes. You'll find some service updates below.

Counselling Waiting List

We have had a huge influx of face to face appt requests over the last few weeks which has meant our waiting list has grown to around 6-8 weeks. We are working hard to try and reduce the wait time, as we can only operate from three of our five counselling rooms due to the necessary Covid safety measures we are more limited than ever however, we are hopeful that with further restrictions being lifted we will be able to re-open all of our counselling rooms very soon.

Training Courses

All of our groups returned to the classroom in March when mainstream education resumed. We are pleased to announce that we do not forsee any further moves to online learning (fingers crossed) and all our courses will continue and/ or start in the classroom. We are also currently reviewing our limit of 6 learners per group, although we always cap our class sizes at 9 anyway to enhance your learning experience.

Kids Workshops

Our plan is to still run our new weekly Kids Emotional Wellbeing Club and some Summer sessions too. At the moment we are struggling for the room space, again due to the reduced use of our counselling rooms, but we hope to resolve this shortly and we will update here and on Facebook when we have more information.

Jenine Butroid

Jenine Butroid

CEO

IN 2014 I SET UP SM WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MAKING, MUCH NEEDED, TALKING THERAPIES AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE. I DON’T BELIEVE MONEY SHOULD EVER BE AN OBSTACLE TO HEALING.

I recognised that the NHS was not able to offer what people really needed: non CBT, unlimited counselling & psychotherapy. Most of us can’t afford to pay in excess of £50 per weekly session either. That meant that we were a society of people struggling to understand ourselves and our emotional wellbeing. I also recognised that we had become so out of tune with our bodies, our emotions and most of all with other people. We were craving, healthy human connection. I wanted to break the cycle of co-dependency that we have on the medical model and begin trusting in ourselves again. And so SM was created.