Online Counselling simply means connecting with a therapist through a computer, tablet or smart phone, using voice, video, email or messaging.

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Online counselling and privacy

In my Online counselling I use a variety of ways to hold a session.

  • Hangouts and Skype – secure and popular both with and without video.
  • The chat element of Skype – works well for those who feel at home using messaging apps.
  • E-mail based counselling – good for when other types of therapy do not work due to time restrains or a weak signal.

When using Hangouts or Skype chat or messaging you access your therapy in real time, very much like traditional counselling, but you are at a place that feels comfortable and safe for you. With email counselling there is some ‘time’ between emails, and people who access counselling via email, are good at managing their time and responses.

Using your home network provider will be more secure than using your mobile network provider, and for video counselling eg Skype or Hangouts it is best to use a wired connection due to lag and drop of signal.

Many people who find online counselling beneficial

  • have access to technology
  • feel at ease using online communication
  • are able to express themselves through text

If you are new to online counselling, your free assessment gives you a chance to experience the online medium and get an idea of whether it is a way in which you would like to work.

If you are unsure about anything, please contact me and I will try to answer your questions within a reasonable time frame.