Counselling for you, in the safety of your own home.
Online counselling gives you the opportunity to access counselling at a time and in a place convenient to you. I am able to continue to provide crucial ongoing support at this difficult time when our movements and ability to meet with others are restricted and uncertain.
I take nationwide referrals for online counselling.
Online Counselling: How does it work?
Online counselling via video link is the most similar option to face-to-face sessions, as you can still see me and my reactions, and know that I am paying as much attention to you as I would face to face. It can be easier to feel connected to me as your counsellor in this way.
We will agree a time and a date for our session. I use either VSee, or doxy.me, as these are both secure, encrypted platforms commonly used for online counselling. Prior to the session, I will send you an invitation to connect with me, which will direct you to download the software required without charge. This will work on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone with a camera.
Then, all you have to do is to make sure you are online and logged in at the time of our appointment. I will video-call you, and our session will take place.
It's important to think about the practical aspects of having counselling in your own home. Do you have a private space available where you won't be overheard? For some, particularly in the current situation, where your partner and/or family are likely to be in the house with you, this may not be possible.
If the focus of your counselling is likely to be your relationships with the people currently in your house with you, would you be able to talk about them safely and freely? If not, then it may be better to wait until we can meet face-to-face again.
If you are in a situation where your internet/telephone usage is monitored by others: your work, or even your partner, please consider your safety and whether having online or telephone counselling may have an adverse effect on these relationships if they were to find out.
The most important thing is that you remain safe.
If you would like to explore working with me, then we can have a conversation via email, or on the telephone. Contact me, and we'll get the process started.