What is online counselling?
What are the benefits of online counselling?
Online therapy can be a great alternative to counselling physically in the same room.
You may choose to work online if you:
- Are a parent or carer and have difficulty leaving home
- Live in a remote area and can’t access therapy
- Have mobility problems, a disability or an illness
- Feel overwhelmed by the idea of face-to-face therapy
- Travel with work and can’t commit to regular face to face sessions
- Don’t drive and have difficulty accessing public transport
Online therapy can therefore be more relaxing, convenient and more flexible, as well as saving you time and money on travel.
Is online therapy suitable for everyone?
If you are in extreme distress or feeling suicidal then online counselling is not recommended. It is also not suitable if you are suffering with psychosis or a personality disorder, as these issues often require more intensive treatments.
Also, if you are not happy using computer technology, don’t have a safe and confidential space in which to engage in online therapy or you have a poor internet connection, then this type of counselling may not be the best option for you.
If you’re not sure whether online counselling is right for you, please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation.
How much do the sessions cost?
Sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £55.
I do require payment to be made by bank transfer 24 hours prior to the appointment.
How do you get started?
If you are interested in online counselling, please contact me by phone or email to arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation.
This will give you an opportunity to ask any questions, briefly explain why you are seeking counselling and for me to see whether I am the best person to offer you help at this time.
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