'When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity—then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship offered by an empathic person… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.' - Carl Rogers
I am registered with the ACTO as a recognised trained provider of Electronic Counselling. I have completed the BACP training requirements to offer electronic counselling, including email, message, phone and online sessions. I have found there is a collective view that this form of counselling is not as effective as face-to-face. However, in my experience, it brings its own dynamic and effectiveness that face-to-face does not. You could find that you talk more during online or telephone sessions, or because you are not focused on my reactions or body-language, you may find it easier to talk more openly.
I can adapt creative methods to be used online and depending on what method I feel would benefit you, occasionally I do suggest switching between different mediums. But of course, the choice will ultimately be yours.
As with my face-to-face work with Children, I can I support any age as long as they are able to engage online via video or telephone.
Like face-to-face session, if you choose to have either telephone or online counselling, we would have an initial meet. But if you would like to explore message or email counselling, click here to find additional details.
Unsure on how online counselling would work? Tutorials.
Benefits to online counselling
Easy to access– Online counselling can be carried out using phone, ipads or laptops. Online counselling can be used on any of these devices. It can be set up quickly and can be carried out in your own home.
Simple to set up– You need an email address and an user name. The online platforms are readily available and easy to download.
Online counselling does not involve transport or travel time.
Fits around you. You need to find a quiet room. Can offer it different times during the day or evening which is a huge benefit for many of my clients who are in different time zones than me.
It is convenient and you can look for the area of specialism you want without worrying about location
Can be used anywhere– Mobile phones and laptops are transportable. The only consideration is the access you have to the internet.