I started offering online counselling by Skype and telephone quite organically when a few clients who travelled frequently wanted to continue their counselling while abroad.
What I found was that the key ingredients that make any counselling successful, were exactly the same, irrespective of medium. A genuine connection based on trust between client and therapist was at the core of developing good work together. Listening deeply to understand where you're coming from. Working together at some depth to uncover the elements keeping you stuck or unhappy so we can work through them and arrive at the place you feel is right for you.
Anything to think about in advance of the session?
It's always a good idea to spend some time reflecting on the issue you would like to work on in therapy, what is making you unhappy and what you'd like to be different as a result of therapy. When it comes to online therapy, there are also a few practical considerations I'd like you to check out or have in place. First and foremost, make sure you have a good internet connection in the place you choose to have your therapy. Make sure you have secured a confidential space where you will be making the call, whether this is at work or at home. Please also ensure you won't have any interruptions at the time we agree to have our sessions.
Issues you can bring to therapy
I specialise in reducing anxiety and depression, improving self-confidence and self-esteem, working through relationship difficulties, reducing stress, understanding anger issues and how to manage these, life transitions, loss and bereavement.
What to do next
Fees are £60 per 50 minute session, frequency is normally weekly or fortnightly.