Online Counselling

Online counselling can benefit people who may find face to face therapy difficult to access for any number of reasons.Online counselling can provide the support you need, based upon your terms, to fit around your life.

Like face to face counselling the client expresses their thoughts, feelings, problems and concerns. I will respond with empathy, honesty and in a non-judgmental manner offering new perspectives and insight. Just including your thoughts and feelings in an online correspondence can prove therapeutic in itself, and some people find they are able to express themselves better within a written format rather than verbally.  

I use two types of online therapy:

E-mail Counselling.
E-mail Counselling takes the form of a series of exchanges, rather like corresponding by letter. Therapy via e-mail is convenient and there is no pressure to squeeze the therapy into a time limited session. Clients can take their time to think over their situation and consider a response to my comments. We agree a particular appointment, you send your e-mail and I respond within three working days. E-mails are restricted to 600 words. 

Skype video link
Within this forum we interact in real time, receiving and responding to our verbal dialogue during the pre-arranged 55 minute session.

Online counselling can work with most of the emotional issues that face to face therapy can help resolve. There are, however limitations to online counselling for example when working with children or family groups. Online counselling is not suitable for crisis situations or more serious mental health issues. If you require immediate help please call your local Samaritans.

I take the following steps to safeguard your confidentiality and the privacy of our therapeutic relationship:

  • I protect my computer with a firewall and anti-virus software
  • My computer requires a password to unlock it and both my methods of online counselling are further password protected.

To get started with online counselling send me an initial e-mail outlining any issues you may have and how your day to day life is affected. Please indicate in the e-mail if you would prefer working via email or Skype sessions

I will respond explaining if your issue is suitable for online therapy, and if so, suggesting what online therapy can offer. The service up to this point is free. If you decide to proceed I will send you a clients agreement. A method of payment can be arranged, and off we go. As with face to face therapy we work at your pace, frequency and duration.

If there is anything further I can help you with, please do not hesitate to e-mail or telephone me.