Face to Face or Online Therapy ?
I offer both face to face and online counselling.
They can both be really effective. Online counselling is not just counselling through a computer and there are important things that need to be taken into account by both the client and the therapist. Because of this I undertook extensive training including a substantive course to enable me to work ethically online. As a result I have become a senior proffesional member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) which is recognised by the BACP. I have seen many benefits for clients being able access therapy online.
If you prefer traditional in-person counseling sessions, we offer face-to-face sessions in a comfortable and confidential setting. Our office provides a safe space where you can feel at ease to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a supportive environment. Whether you're coping with grief, navigating relationship difficulties, or seeking personal growth, face-to-face counseling offers personalized support tailored to your needs.
For those who prefer the convenience and flexibility of remote counseling, we also offer online counseling sessions via secure video conferencing platforms. You will need a safe confridential space and a good internet connection. Online counseling provides the same level of compassionate support as face-to-face sessions, allowing you to access counseling services from the comfort of your own home. Whether you're located far from our office or simply prefer the convenience of virtual sessions, online counseling offers a convenient option for receiving support. Whilst different I have found online work to be just as effective as face to face work and for some people it can be more effective. It is not for everyone or every issue and if you would like to work online we can have an initial phone conversation to see if it will be suitable for you.
Which Option is Right for You?
Deciding between face-to-face and online counseling depends on your personal preferences, comfort level, and logistical considerations. Here are some factors to consider:
Comfort and Convenience: Online counseling offers the convenience of accessing support from anywhere with an internet connection, while face-to-face counseling provides a more traditional experience.
Accessibility: If you have mobility issues, live in a remote area, or have a busy schedule, online counseling may be a more accessible option for you. However to gain the most from the sessions it is important you do not just cram the counselling session between work meetings - time to prepare and process is importand.
Privacy and Confidentiality: Both face-to-face and online counseling sessions are conducted in a confidential manner to ensure your privacy and confidentiality are protected.
Personal Preference: Ultimately, the decision between face-to-face and online counseling comes down to your personal preference and what feels most comfortable and effective for you.
Regardless of which option you choose, our counselor is committed to providing compassionate and personalized support to help you overcome challenges, find healing, and embrace growth. If you're unsure which option is right for you or have any questions about our counseling services, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to support you every step of the way.
Please note: Web-based counselling is not suitable if you are in acute distress. In case of emergency please contact your GP, local A&E department or call The Samaritans free on 116 123 (UK & ROI) or by email email@example.com.