Online counselling may be accessed either via video call, email or online chat. I am fully qualified in online counselling, and adhere to the BACP Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. Just like face to face sessions, I am fully committed to your emotional wellbeing.
Online therapy by video call is exactly the same as the therapy you would receive in-person, only we will meet via video-link online via Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp video or any other platform you may prefer.
Online therapy is just as effective as when in person, it is simply an alternative way of accessing counselling. There may be times when circumstances prevent face to face appointments, such as Covid-19, but also if you don't live nearby, or you can't make it to a session due to a car issue for example. Going online makes therapy possible for more people, more of the time, wherever you are.
All I would ask is that you find a quiet, private space to talk during our online session where you will not be interrupted or overheard.
If you're unsure about any aspect of therapy online, I would be happy to talk to you about it and help you get set up if necessary, either technical or non-technical!
Counselling by email involves you typing your feelings, thoughts or concerns and then emailing them to me. I will then take at least one hour reading through what you've written, and providing you with a well thought out therapeutic response. You can send emails any time to me, but we will discuss how often I will send a reply. Normally I will send one reply per week to all emails you have sent over the course of that week.
Online chat therapy
You may prefer therapy via an online chat facility. We will arrange an appointment for the chat to take place, and I'll send you instructions with how to log on to a secure chat based platform called 'Chatcrypt'. We will exchange responses in real time, over the course of the hour. All conversations are then deleted at the end of the session.
If you'd like further information on any of the above online counselling options, just contact me