Online counselling refers to counselling offered via the medium of telephone or video technology.
I have offered online counselling during the pandemic and for clients who prefer this option to face to face counselling. The reasons for this might be that they live too far away from my practice to access face to face counselling, or that they prefer counselling from the comfort of their own home. People who don’t like going to new places or those who can’t leave the house for other reasons such as illness or difficulty finding childcare also choose to access support remotely.
How effective is online counselling?
Many studies show that online counselling is at least as effective as face-to-face counselling. A 2013 study showed that online counselling clients were more likely than not to experience continued engagement with the issues they worked on in therapy. Studies also find that an increase in written correspondence offers people the chance to review and reflect on issues more consistently.
How does it work?
There are a number of options we can explore to find the best fit for you. Some people prefer to use a phone call as they find that less distracting than having a video call. Alternatively, others like the visual connection of using Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp. I will work with you to find a way that will help you feel connected, heard and understood.
My practice is located both in Maidstone and I provide counselling to adults. If you would like to set up an appointment or have any questions, please call or send a brief email. All inquires will be responded to within 48 hours.
Location: Cave Hill, Maidstone, ME15 6DX
Phone: 07915 101 997