Due to circumstances associated with Coronavirus and the government’s advice on continued social distancing, I am offering counselling online too.
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 gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you.
Online counselling may be able to help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, eating difﬁculties, loneliness, relationship problems, bereavement, self-esteem and many more. Not all types of issues can be addressed through online counselling and I will advise you if face to face counselling or some other form of support might be more suitable for you. 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. 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 work which is speciﬁcally directed to a younger age group.
Some things you may enjoy about therapy online or via telephone are:
I use Zoom which is a secure platform. You will be sent a link to join a meeting by email, prior to our session, and you can access zoom via desktop/laptop, by phone or tablet. It’s simple to use. I will send you over a link and you connect to the call I will host. The software is free to use.
We will agree an appointment time. This could be weekly or fortnightly online via the [Zoom] videoconferencing platform. You will need a camera and headphones (to reduce any background noise for you) so that we can see and hear each other. Although Zoom has the facility to record sessions, this feature will not be used by either of us.
To book an appointment, contact me via the details below or fill out my contact form. I offer a free informal 20-minute session so that you can see if I’m the right counsellor for you, to make sure you feel comfortable moving forward with therapy.
T: 07771 054258
All information that you choose to disclose will be treated in confidence, If it’s necessary for me to pass on any confidential information, I will, wherever possible, only to do so with your consent. Everything is confidential apart from harm to self and others which follows the BACP ethical framework.