What is online counselling
Online counselling (also known as e-therapy) is simply counselling that is conducted with the aidof technology, rather than face to face in a room. This might include the use of chat programmes or webcams
Why might I want to try online counselling?
Sometime sit may not be possible to access the services of a counsellor in a face to face way. This may be due to transport difficulties, time pressures or illness. Online counselling can provide a more convenient way of recieving therapeutic help, without the need to travel. It can also be done in an environent of your chosing.
What is it like?
The first half-hour meeting can either take place in the counselling room face to face, or online. This session is to discuss the process, look through the contract and address any questions. The first counselling session will form an assessment of your issues and goals, and cover any further questions. If your initial meeting was online, some of the material for this may be provided before the first sessions. Subsequent 50 minute sessions will be conducted online. It is yor choice whether you want to conduct the sessions via text only chat, or using a webcam and microphone. Routes may either start at the counselling room, or we may arrange to meet at another location. Sessions will be arranged for a particular time every week, as with face to face counselling.
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