Coronavirus pandemic has taught counsellors they need therapy too

The pandemic has taken its toll on therapists and most say seeing a therapist themselves has been a big help


The therapist listens with care, but when they need it, it’s not for the one in therapy to offer them empathy.

Swapnil Joglekar New Delhi
When her flight from Scotland landed in Chennai in December 2019, Nishi Ravi knew what she wanted. After a master in counselling from the University of Edinburgh, she was determined to take a break. Then the pandemic struck. Fifteen months later, she says, “I am yet to take that break.”
As Covid-19 upended life and added new layer of stress to it, many turned to therapists. But who did therapists turn to? They peered inwards and, well, reached out to their therapist.
A therapist’s therapist may seem like a fiction writer’s imagination. Surely they know all about the

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First Published: Apr 15 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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