Online therapy is a great way of being able to access counselling, from anywhere in the world. It is a safe, and secure way to get help with many emotional issues without exposing yourself to risk from COVID-19 or the inconvenience of travel.
Does online therapy work?
Receiving counselling via Zoom, instant messenger (IM), email, or telephone can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy offers an accessible and convenient way of getting the help you need where and when you need it.
I have a PG Diploma qualification, recognised by ACTO the professional body for the provision of counselling and therapy by online methods.
Some people may find that at any time, regardless of COVID, in-person / face to face counselling feels difficult to access for a range of different reasons.
It’s also easy to offer couple counselling remotely, even if you are both in different locations.
How is online therapy delivered?
- Webcam (Zoom)
- Instant Messenger (IM)
I offer the webcam service through www.Zoom.com, a secure online platform and can be arranged at a time that works for you. I will send you a link to the appointment in advance of the session. You need a stable internet connection and laptop, iPad or phone with camera and microphone to allow us to see and hear each other. You don’t need to download the Zoom app.
Following the introductory no-obligation chat of about 15 minutes, each regular session is for 50 minutes. I offer online therapy at the same rates as in-person counselling. Payment for these services is through bank transfer prior to the session. I will send payment details to you individually.
Please note that online counselling is not appropriate if you are in acute distress or crisis. If this is the case, I advise you to contact:
- your GP
- your local A&E department
- The Samaritans: tel (in UK) 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more please get in touch and I will send you the online information pack.