Depending on the clients preference, I offer sessions via telephone or Zoom. Online counselling is charged at £60 per 50 minute session (£50 student and NHS discount) and £85 per 1hr couples counselling.
I absolutely love online counselling and I believe it is just as effective, if not more so, than traditional face to face counselling. Many clients feel that they are able to open up more as they tend to feel much more relaxed discussing difficult topics from the comfort and safety of their own homes and environments. It also means that clients find it easier to be on time and are more likely to consistently attend sessions. Some clients even manage to fit in lunch time sessions during their working day.
I especially feel that dealing with very difficult issues such as trauma and abuse can feel much safer for some clients to talk through and process with online counselling. Often clients find it difficult to talk about and feel these emotions directly in the presence of someone else and so this distance can often be a huge help. Even though there is a literal physical distance between client and counsellor, online counselling still offers the strong energetic and emotional connection, which is integral to counselling and the therapeutic relationship.
Of course, it is necessary to say that online counselling isn't for everyone but it is something that I do encourage people to be open minded about. I have helped many clients with severe trauma and abuse via telephone and video counselling with many clients preferring the online medium. My main aim in counselling is to create a safe, supportive and healthy therapeutic relationship and this is certainly something which is achievable through online counselling. If you do have any queries about online counselling and how it works, then please feel free to get in touch!
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