Online counselling gives you the option of visiting with a counsellor without leaving your home. This can be convenient and time and money-saving. It may also help you access a specialist counsellor who is geographically remote. If you struggle to leave your home due to a disability or anxiety, online counselling can also be a great help.
I currently offer 3 forms of internet counselling – online chat, face to face via video conferencing, and email. Face to face is just like a normal face to face counselling session, only via a webcam. Chat is text-based: a real-time session where we chat back and forth via text. Some find this easier than talking and are more able to open up. Email gives you the chance of composing what you want to say in your own time. I will respond to all client emails received by Sunday before the following Thursday, unless otherwise agreed.
Please note that as with all internet use, there is a theoretical reduction of privacy and confidentiality when sharing information online. I will, however, make sure that I am fully data protection compliant in the use and storage of any information. I use Zoom as a platform because it has end to end encryption.
I was trained in online counselling by Relate.
Please contact me to discuss your needs further and explore this option with me.