Online Counselling refers to sessions that take place either via some form of video conferencing service, such as Zoom, or sessions that are held on the telephone.
For many, the convenience of being able to conduct the therapy from the comfort of their own home is seen as a big advantage.
I undertook extensive additional training to be able to offer my counselling service online. This means you can still access that vital help either on Zoom (or similar) or telephone, whichever is best for you. I felt this was essential at a time when people are preferring to have their therapy from home. Although a majority of my work is face to face, you can be confident that I am fully trained to still offer you the very best therapy if you prefer to conduct your sessions remotely
How do we start Online Counselling?
The process is made as simple and stress free as possible for you.
Well in advance of our agreed session time I will email you with the instructions on how to start the software we are going to use.
You will not need to download anything to your computer. You will simply click on the link that I send you and it will automatically open up everything you need.
The session will be password protected so you will receive that at the same time.
I know what it is like to try new technology for the first time so I will ensure I explain things in the simplest terms possible, just in case you are concerned in that respect.
If you need a little extra time or help in adjusting your own display to get it just right then I can walk you through that too.
We will then have the counselling session just as if we were talking face to face.
For telephone counselling the process is simply as it suggests. We speak on the telephone. We will have our pre-arranged time slot and I call you when it's time to start.
Online Counselling has been around for a long time but it seems that people were not necessarily aware of it until we were all forced to 'social distance'. It was then that many therapists and clients fully realised the potential of Online Counselling and it is set to become just as common as the more traditional face to face. It is equally effective as any other form of counselling and, for some people, even more so.