Online Counselling

Convenient & Comfortable

Online therapy offers numerous benefits that make it an appealing option for those seeking counselling services. With online therapy, you can receive professional support from the comfort of your own home or wherever you feel most at ease. This eliminates the need for travel and allows you to fit therapy into your schedule more easily.

Flexible & Inclusive

Another advantage of online therapy is that it offers greater flexibility in terms of communication methods. You can choose to communicate with me through video conferencing, phone calls, or even email, depending on your preference and comfort level. This can make therapy more accessible and comfortable for those who may have mobility or transportation issues, or who live in remote areas.

Private & Safe

Greater privacy and anonymity can be achieved when working online through video, calls, and particularly email. This may be very important to you if you feel uncomfortable sharing personal information in a face-to-face setting. With online counselling, you can receive support in a safe and confidential environment, knowing that your information is secure.

Self Care for Online Counselling

Have a think about being somewhere comfortable for our online therapy session, as being in the same position can become unpleasant. Feel free to move around within our session if you like

Some people may like to have a drink and maybe a box of tissues handy

It might be useful to think about what you may need immediately after our session. Perhaps you would like to plan in some quiet time, go for a walk, play some music or do a few stretches whilst you reflect on our session before re-entering the “real world”

Try to find a space away from other people where you are not overheard or interrupted. This could be at home, in a car or perhaps somewhere outside

If you share your device (mobile/laptop/PC/tablet), you may wish to delete your internet history afterwards

Neither of us may record or share our sessions or emails with anyone else and this includes on social media – this helps keep our work together confidential

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Our Sessions

 I will send you a link by email, usually the day before, which also helps as a reminder

Check your device has enough charge (or can be plugged in) for the 1-hour session

Have a think about your location before the session begins, preferably somewhere with good internet or mobile coverage

Close as many tabs as possible if you need to improve your connection

Consider silencing notifications to reduce any distractions during our online therapy sessions

Click on the link I send you (by email) a few minutes before our session begins. This allows you to enter a waiting room and check your settings, including audio and video

If we are unlucky and our connection breaks or is poor, we should try leaving the meeting, then reconnecting. If this doesn’t help,  I will call you (if you agree to this) so we can complete the session. Alternately, we can re-arrange to another convenient time.

Email Therapy

One big advantage of this method of counselling is you can email at a pace, place and time that suits you. Your emails can be as long or as short as you like.

There is increased anonymity and some people enjoy the experience of expressing themselves this way.

I reply within 2 working days and you are charged for the time I take to consider and respond to your emails. Typically, there is an exchange of 2 email replies per hour. We can discuss in advance your preference for in-depth or shorter replies.

I offer email therapy using ProtonMail. It is free to set up a ProtonMail email address and this will enhance the security of our email exchanges.

I Can Help You:

  • Reduce stress & anxiety

  • Improve your relationships

  • Adjust to major life transitions

  • Make positive changes

  • Build your self esteem

  • Process grief & loss

  • Heal from trauma

  • Understand your emotions

  • Challenge your depression

If you’re considering online therapy, I offer professional online counselling services that can help you. Contact me to schedule a free consultation.