Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore a personal difficulty in a confidential and supportive environment. This may include expressing feelings that are painful, and which many of us experience at certain times in our lives. When this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. Online counselling gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you.
Online counselling may be able to help with a wide range of issues including abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, pet bereavement and many more. Not all types of issues can be resolved through online counselling and I will advise you if face to face counselling, or some other form of support might be more suitable for you. Where I consider that online counselling would not be the most suitable means of support I will make every effort to assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of support. I am not able to provide online counselling to any person who is under the age of 16. If this applies to you, I can help with information on referral to other agencies providing face to face counselling services or online work which is specifically directed to a younger age group.
We will agree an ‘appointment time’. This is the time when we agree to meet online. I use Zoom as the platform for our online meetings. This may be weekly but others patterns can be accommodated. I will send by email the details to access the online meeting the day before our scheduled appointment time.
In September 2020 I completed an 80 hour training certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling to give me a good grounding and understanding of the ways in which it is different to face to face work.
If you are interested in exploring Online Counselling then please get in touch via my website. I offer a free 20 minute initial Zoom consultation for all Online clients to ask any questions, make sure the technical set up is working and to ensure that this is the right approach for you.