What is Online Counselling?
Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore a personal difficulty in a
confidential and supportive environment. It also gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you.
How does it work?
We can talk by telephone when you would simply call me at our agreed session time. Or we can meet by online video calling where we would use free software for the sessions, which is called Zoom. If this is your preferred option I will provide you with a hyperlink to download the free software which is encrypted.
We will agree an appointment time and date. Ahead of this time I will send you an email invite to the session containing a link to click on which will take you into the video session. At the agreed time you just click on the link and join me for the session.
Sessions are usually weekly but can be more or less frequently if you request this.
What sort of issues can I contact you about?
Online counselling may be able to help with a wide range of issues including abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, pet bereavement and many more.
Not all types of issues can be resolved through online counselling and I will advise you if face to face counselling, or some other form of support might be more suitable for you. Where I consider that online counselling would not be the most suitable means of support I will make every effort to assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of support.