Choosing Online Counselling…
- In recent years, research has shown that online counselling can be as effective as face-to-face therapy.
- With ongoing technological advancements there has been an increase in the provision of various online counselling services – including webcam through Skype, telephone and email – with very good results.
- Working with clients online, counsellors and psychotherapists adhere to the same BACP/IACP/UKCP Code of Ethics as in face-to-face counselling.
- Confidentiality for your counselling session online is assured in exactly the same way as in face-to-face counselling.
¹ Results of research into the beneficial effects of online counselling: http://academia.edu/3551311/Online_counseling_A_narrative_and_critical_review_of_the_literature.
Are there any benefits to Online Counselling?
Yes! Read on…
- Conselling online can be carried out from one country to another, ie from the UK to Australia, and at times to suit both client and practitioner.
- If office hours restrict you then Online counselling can be conducted outside of normal office hours and at any time which suits both parties, giving greater flexibility.
- Online counselling can take place literally anywhere, either in your own home or just as easily sitting in your car, in the park or in the middle of a field (3G or internet providing). This ensures all conversations are totally private and you can speak in a place in which you are comfortable and with maximum privacy.
- Clients with mobility issues may find online counselling especially suited to their needs.
- Online therapy is particularly helpful for people who prefer to maintain a degree of anonymity and don’t want to be seen, even while travelling to the therapist. With the many ‘free’ call packages for mobile phones and landlines now available, telephone counselling has become increasingly low cost and popular, especially with individuals who find it easier to ‘tell their story’ if they don’t have to look at another person.
- For some individuals, it may be advantageous to seek help outside of their own community.
- Skype video counselling enables rapport between therapist and client as you can see each other (using a webcam), but there are many other free or low cost methods of communication from one country to another, including Viber and FaceTime for iPhone users. Both parties need a good internet or 3G (or better) connection to avail of Skype or Viber but call quality is generally very good, depending on the area in which you live.
- It is generally at least 10% cheaper than face-to-face counselling.
- Easy to use online PayPal payment transactions.
To book your online counselling session, either via Skype, Viber or telephone, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 7745 121790 or +353 86 8144144
I provide telephone and Skype online counselling and psychotherapy in the UK, Ireland (north and south) and worldwide. The cost is £60.00 per session for clients in the UK and €70.00 for clients in Ireland and Europe. Please note each session lasts one hour (this is longer than the usual 50-minute therapy session).
Click on one of the Buy Now buttons below depending on whether you are paying in £Sterling or Euros. Each button takes you to the PayPal dialogue box. Please note that Online Counselling sessions must be pre-paid. Thank you.