Everything you need to know about Online Counselling
Will this modern day counselling suit you?
In today’s world, virtually everything can be done online – even counselling. Online counselling occurs when you engage in a therapeutic conversation with your therapist over the internet in real time. This is usually done using Skype.
Online counselling is perfect for you if:
- You lead a busy lifestyle and can’t take extra time out of your day to travel onsite to see your therapist in person
- You feel uncomfortable in face to face counselling sessions: depending on your situation you may feel embarrassed, shy or afraid
- You work long hours or need to travel for work and would like to fit in a counselling session in your lunchbreak from your office (anywhere in the world)
- You have a physical disability and find it easier to access counselling from your own home
- You prefer the additional anonymity that an online space can provide
So how does online counselling work?
Initially, we’ll have some email correspondence where we’ll do a pre-assessment. You’ll be asked to provide a description of your issue and asked a series of questions to obtain a background of your situation. This can also be done via a call if that suits you better.
From there, you can choose to undertake your online counselling sessions anywhere you have an internet connection as we’ll connect using Skype.
Your online counselling is most effective if you commit to at least 5 sessions with your therapist. Just like face to face counselling, you will need to have a few sessions, to be able to express your issues, to work through them, and to find some closure. And with online counselling being so convenient, many clients find they set regular ongoing sessions.
Need more information about how online counselling works?
I understand that online counselling may be a new concept to grasp so I’m more than happy to have a conversation with you to discuss how it works. As with any counselling, you need to feel comfortable and make an informed decision.