So, What is Online Counselling?

NOTE: Accessing therapy from the comfort of your own home may particularly suit those of you who are having to self isolate or social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

Why chose Counselling online?

 

  • You are self isolating or social distancing

  • You find it hard to get out and about, for instance due to mobility issues

 

  • You don’t have the extra time to spare for travelling to see a therapist

 

  • You would prefer a counsellor who is unlikely to know anyone within your close circles

 

  • You feel more comfortable and relaxed in your own familiar surroundings

 

  • You travel for business and are often away from home making regular in-person counselling sessions impractical.

 

 

 

But Does it Work?

 

Studies show that online counselling can work as well as in- person, and in the case of some issues it may be a better fit than more traditional, in-person therapy.

 

When Skype Counselling Can Be a BETTER Fit Than Going to See a Counsellor:

 

  • If you who suffer from social anxiety, this can be a way of accessing help and can even be a way to gain the confidence to eventually attend in-person therapy.

 

  • Where depression can make the very act of getting dressed and getting out of the house seem impossible.

 

So, what do I need for Online Counselling?

 

Skype

Skype is very easy to use.  All you need is a Skype account (available for free at http://www.skype.com/en/), a computer / phone / tablet with a webcam and microphone facility, and a fast and reliable internet connection.

 

FaceTime

Online counselling can also be accessed via FaceTime on Apple devices.

 

 

Is there anything else I need to be aware of?

 

  • During Skype counselling, you will want to ensure you have a quiet private place to speak, where you will not be disturbed. This is so you will be able to relax during your therapy session, knowing you will not be interrupted in any way. 

  • You may want to use headphones, so that only you can hear what your therapist is saying.

  • It’s also a good idea to turn off your phone so you can remain undisturbed throughout your session.

 

Payment

 

We ask that you pay by bank transfer 24 hours prior to your appointment.

 

Appointment Cancellation 

 

To cancel a therapy appointment, please notify me by email at least 48 hours prior to the planned session.

Cancellations that are made within two days of the session will be subject to a cancellation charge for the full session amount.

 

Is there anyone who should not choose online Counselling?

 

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, I would recommend you don’t choose online Counselling, but book an in-face appointment, as you may need that extra support of a physical presence with you who can liaise with your GP if needs be.

Specialties

 

Abuse

Adoption issues

Anger Management

Anxiety

Bereavement

Child and adolescent issues

Depression

Divorce and Separation

General Counselling

Health related issues

Life Coaching

Obsessions

OCD

Personal Development

Phobias

Post Traumatic Stress

Redundancy

Relationships

Retirement Issues

Self Esteem

Self Harm

Stress

Trauma

Women's life issues

Work related issues

Online therapy (also known as remote, video, or Skype therapy) is the exact same process as in-person counselling, except that instead of talking to me in the same room, we talk over video call on your laptop or tablet. 

 

Instead of arriving for an appointment, you simply call me online via Skype or FaceTime.

 
Counselling Fees
Individual: £50 per session
Couple/Marriage: £70 per couple
 
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