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Online and Telephone Counselling

The Potential Benefits of Online Treatment

Online therapy offers some benefits over traditional face-to-face treatment:

  • People in rural areas or those with transportation difficulties may have easier access.

  • Many online therapy sites allow users to sign up with "nicknames" which can entice people who are embarrassed about getting services under their real names.

  • Most online therapy services cost less than face-to-face treatment.

  • Scheduling is more convenient for many people.

  • Studies show online therapy requires 7.8 times less of a therapist's time than face-to-face treatment—meaning therapists can often treat more people online than they can in-person.

  • Clients don't have to worry about seeing people they know in the waiting room.

  • It can be easier for some people to reveal private information when they're sharing it online.

  • Individuals with anxiety, especially social anxiety, are more likely to reach out to an online therapist.

 

- Psychology Today
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Online Video Call

If you choose to do sessions via online video call, I'll send you a Zoom link via WhatsApp or email, which you just need to click on at our appointment time.  Zoom gives us the ability to share a whiteboard and for me to screenshare videos, images, handouts and other resources with you. Alternatively, we can use WhatsApp for either video call, or audio only.  

WhatsApp is the best way of communicating with me outside of sessions, as I get notifications of all message.  Emails are fine, but they just don't get checked as often and that might delay me getting back to you.  Plus, I find WhatsApp useful for sharing web links, videos, handouts, recordings and other stuff I think could be helpful and of interest.

If you want to know more, or you'd like to book a video call session, either a free 30 minute Introduction Session, or a full 60 or 90 minute session, then you can call or text me, or find me on WhatsApp.  Or click on the button below to book now.

 

Telephone Counselling

Some reasons why someone might prefer telephone counselling:

  • they want to remain somewhat anonymous, or aren't yet ready to show themselves in-person, or on camera

  • they don't want to or can't attend sessions in-person, but don't have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • they have a computer, tablet or smartphone, but they don't like using the technology

  • they don't have a steady enough internet connection to be able to do video calls

  • they find face-to-face interaction too draining

Whatever the reason you choose telephone counselling, it may seem counterintuitive, but there are absolutely times when phone therapy sessions are more useful and create a closer connection between the client and counsellor than video call sessions. Knowing what works for you is what's important.  And that depends on your specific therapy goals, your concerns and needs, your preferences and where your comforts lie.

If you want to know more, or you'd like to book a telephone session, either a free 30 minute Introduction Session, or a full 60 or 90 minute session, then you can call or text me, or click on the button below to book now.

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Email Counselling

The Benefits of Counselling via Email

 

  • Available worldwide, 24 hours a day - you can write your email anytime, day or night.

  • You decide where and when you write, and how frequently

  • Accessible wherever you are: at home, or abroad, on the go, at work, or housebound

  • You can choose to be anonymous

  • You have plenty of time to consider your situation and put your thoughts and feelings into words.

  • You have time to think about what you want to say and the opportunity to reflect on what you have written before sending. 

  • You can express your thoughts as they occur, at any time, rather than waiting for several days until your next session.  

  • Writing about your feelings and offloading the thoughts that are cluttering your mind can be very healing and beneficial in itself.  

  • I will acknowledge receipt of your email and then take the time to read, reflect on and respond with a well-thought-out, therapeutic reply, within just a few days.

  • You can take your time to read and reflect on my reply, before responding, if you choose to.

  • There is no pressure on you to respond, or to provide me with any answers to questions I've asked, or follow any advice or suggestions given - it's entirely up to you; you're in control. 

If you think Email Counselling will suit you, then click on the button below and complete the form.  I'll respond to your message as quickly as I can, and, once you've accepted the terms and conditions, you can begin writing your first email.