Online Counselling

Online counselling is a way for you to engage in counselling using internet technology such as Zoom, email, online chat or webcam video link. You direct your counselling by selecting the method of communication you feel most comfortable with. You chose the time, the place and the pace of your counselling to suit your needs.

 

Webcam or audio counselling

Zoom is a way for you to see your counsellor face to face from your computer whilst engaging in therapy. Should you chose Zoom counselling, you can set up an account or simply join using the link that will be sent to you up to 10 mins prior to your session. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.

 

Being able to see your counsellor gives you more of the benefits you get from face-to-face counselling but with the convenience of online therapy. By talking you hear tone of voice which is a way to convey empathy and by video you see non-verbal communications such as facial expressions. If you wish you can chose to only work with audio through Zoom and no video camera would then be needed.

 

Benefits

  • Counselling therapy from your own home at a time that suits you

  • Secure inscription software offers confidentiality and peace of mind

  • No chance that you may be seen entering the counsellor's practice

  • Therapy at a time, place and pace that suits you

  • Access to counselling may be more immediate

Things to consider

  • Are you comfortable using internet technology?

  • Would you prefer to see your counsellor face to face?

  • Is there a computer terminal that you can use privately without interruption?

  • There are no nonverbal cues or body language for you or the counsellor to read this can sometimes lead to misunderstanding.