I offer Online Counselling via encrypted emails, secure live text chats
and video (webcam).
Why choose Online Counselling?
There is now plenty of research evidence documenting that online counselling is as effective as traditional face to face counselling. Some research suggest that clients are more likely to complete their therapy if it is carried out online.
Some of us feel safer and are more willing to express ourselves openly online than off-line in a traditional face to face therapy setting.
Online therapy, especially email and live text chat therapy can provide us with opportunities to express aspects of our selves or ways of being we do not feel confident enough to expose in the off-line world.
We can also feel less vulnerable to talk about events in our lives which have been particularly traumatic.
Online counselling can be a suitable alternative to traditional face to face counselling if:
- You are disabled or too physically ill to leave your home, online counselling allows to have counselling in the comfort of your own home.
- You suffer from social anxiety.
- You are a shift worker who cannot easily fit in a counselling session at a regular time within the week.
- You require a higher degree of anonymity.
- You find it difficult to fit a counselling session between your family and work commitment, you won’t have to find the extra time for transport to your counselling session.
- You have hearing problems
- You travel frequently
I am only able to offer online counselling to people over the age of 18 years old.
If you are under 18 you might want to click here for support.
Online counselling isn’t recommended
- if you are in an acute crisis. If you need support right now, I would suggest you get in touch with the Samaritans, your GP or local A&E department. If you don’t live in the UK, you’ll find 24h support here.
- If you are suffering from domestic violence and you live with your perpetuator or have recently separated, online counselling is not recommended for your own safety. You can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247. Don’t forget to always cover your tracks