Coming to a therapist practice can be intimidating, and the value-free environment of the chat room puts you and your therapist on a more equal footing from the start.
There are no distractions such as a particular painting or a shiny pair of shoes. It is a unique space which only exists when both you and your therapist are there at the same time.
You need to be familiar with live text chats but being a fast typist is not requirement at all. When live chatting online you can take all the time you need to express yourself.
To be in accordance with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I use an encrypted platform PlusGuidance.
If you opt for live text chat counselling, please fill in this short questionnaire to ensure video counselling is the best option for you. I will then ask you to return a consent form outlining the policies and procedures we will follow during counselling, and I will send you an invitation to join the platform. It takes just a few minutes to sign up.