What Is Online Therapy?
Online counselling or 'coaching'offers individuals the opportunity to work through the medium of e-mail, instant messaging or video conferencing through the internet. Online counselling has become increasingly popular as you can access it when it suits you and it can fit around your daily life.
Emotional Respite offers you emotional support from the comfort of your own home ensuring you have access to psychological therapies. This is beneficial for many disabled people and their carers who may struggle to access emotional and psychological support. It can allow those with speech difficulties to use different mediums in which to communicate. It can also benefit people with hearing difficulties as it can cut out the need for interpreters. Using different mediums may also offer individuals greater privacy to seek support.
If you are interested in trying out online therapy get in touch to see if this is suitable for you. Contact us at [email protected]
What happens next?
I will send an assessment form for you to complete to assess whether your issues can be supported by your chosen medium.
Not all issues are suitable for online counselling. If I believe that face 2 face or other means of support would be more appropriate I will endeavour to find you a suitable referral.
Online counselling is only available to persons 18 and over.
Video conferencing and instant chat are conducted using Zoom. This can be downloaded for free. This software is encrypted and more secure than other software. We recommend that clients use an encrypted email server for sending and receiving counselling e-mails. This helps to ensure confidentiality as emails cannot be intercepted by a third party. Alternatively, if you prefer to use your own e-mail we can make exchanges via password protected documents.