The colleagues I have talked to in the past few weeks appear divided between those who are working exclusively on line and others who are mixing things a little – seeing clients face-to-face as well as via video conferencing.
From the outset of the lockdown at the end of March, counsellors were considered “essential services” by the South African government, so I have slotted into the latter role.
I do have clients who live permanently abroad, and as a result, over the years have seen them via an online platform. And since Covid-19, some have been stuck, or stranded in a country other than their home during the lockdown, so have had no option to engage in online weekly sessions.
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