Types of Online Counselling

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Instant messaging counselling (also called instant chat counselling) is carried out at a pre-arranged time using an instant messenger application. I suggest we use VSee. (Skype is less secure for text based online counselling due to the way Microsoft stores data unencrypted for a short period). Vsee is secure and it will allow you to receive an instant real time response. Instant feedback obtained from online messaging counselling can be comforting for those who wish to interact and respond immediately. At our agreed time we will both log on so that we exchange instant messages for the length of the session.

 

 

For video counselling, I suggest we use either Skype or Vsee. In order to use this type of online counselling, your computer must have a webcam and microphone and we will both be able to see and hear each other. Together we will plan a suitable time for you us meet. Before your first session you may want to ensure you are alone and won't be disturbed. It is also a good idea to make yourself comfortable and check you have good Internet connection before you start.

 

 

For voice call counselling, I suggest we use either Skype or Vsee. In order to use this type of online counselling, your computer must have a microphone and we will both be able to hear each other. Together we will plan a suitable time for you us meet. Before your first session you may want to ensure you are alone and won't be disturbed. It is also a good idea to make yourself comfortable and check you have good Internet connection before you start.

 

 

For couples counselling I only work with video and I suggest we use Skype or Vsee. In order to use this type of online counselling, your computer must have a webcam and microphone and we will be able to see and hear each other. It suggest that you each use a computer as opposed to sharing one screen. Together we will plan a suitable time for you us meet. It is also a good idea to make yourself comfortable and check you have good Internet connection before you start.

I am not able to provide online counselling to any

person who is under the age of 18.

 

If this applies to you, I can help with information on referral

to other agencies providing face-to-face counselling services or

online services which are specifically directed to a younger age group.

More about online counselling

 

Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore a personal difficulty in a confidential and supportive environment. This may include expressing feelings that are painful, and which many of us experience at certain times in our lives. When this happens it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. Online Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you and be supported in trying to find a positive way forward with personal issues or concerns.

 

Online counselling may be able to help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, depression, anger issues, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, life style choices, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional or neglect), discrimination, addiction and many more.

 

Not all types of issues can be resolved through online counselling and I will advise you if I consider that face-to-face counselling or some other form of support might be more appropriate to your personal needs and presenting issues. Where I consider that online counselling would not be the most suitable means of support, I will make every effort to assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of support.

Online couples counselling

 

I work to create a safe space where we can collaborate to improve your connection. We will focus on the problems that have brought you to counselling and I will facilitate your conversation and problem solving. There is an expectation that effort on each of your parts will be needed. To benefit the most, you will need to practice the changes we discuss in sessions.

 

Couples counselling has both risks and benefits. The risks include experiencing uncomfortable feelings as well as having to examine your contribution to the difficulties you are having with your partner. While engaging in couples counselling does not guarantee the happiness and longevity of your relationship, it can increase mutual understanding and help change unhelpful patterns that have come between you.

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