Online counselling is live, face to face, video counselling using your web browser. The benefit is that you get to have your consultation from the comfort of your own private space. All you need is a computer, a decent internet connection and a quiet, confidential space to begin.
Sessions can be booked at a convenient time, and sometimes at short notice. Depending on what you prefer, we can work together on screen (video), or just using voice (telephone). Whether online counselling works for you or not is a very personal issue. Below I have highlighted some advantages and disadvantages for you to consider.
No travel; convenient to access and fit in to your busy life.
Some people are more relaxed in their own environments and it enables them to talk more freely.
More session times are available.
Works as a backup if physical counselling or walk and talk counselling cannot happen.
If doing video counselling the need to have a computer, good internet connection, and privacy. Technology can fail.
Fewer body language cues so it can be a bit harder to pick up on each others' body language.
Some people are more relaxed in a space away from their own environment.
I am fully qualified to deliver online counselling, having completed an 80 hour Online and Telephone Counselling Course course in addition to my three year Counselling Diploma. I also currently counsel NHS clients online and via the telephone.
To find out more, send me a message or call on 07471 213 413 and I will get back to you as soon as I can.