Online counselling may be able to help with a range of different issues including stress and anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression or feeling sad, loneliness, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. It may also help in areas around spirituality.
However, not all issues can be resolved through online counselling and face-to-face would be better or some other form of support may be more suitable. With this in mind, I am not able to offer online counselling to anyone who is experiencing strong suicidal thoughts, or who is engaging in significant self-injury or anyone who is struggling with disordered eating. If any of this describes what you are currently experiencing, please talk to me about sources of help.
I work through the online video call platform, Zoom, because this is a secure platform. You don’t need to download zoom, but you do need to have a computer, tablet or smartphone, a webcam and a private and confidential space where you won’t be interrupted. Confidentiality and security remain central to all parts of the process.
Before your appointment, I will send you a link inviting you to the session. Video calling is closest to face to face counselling and is backed by research showing outcomes similar to those of the traditional in person talking therapies.
You may want to consider if you are comfortable using this technology and expressing yourself in words.