online counselling works very similar to face-to-face counselling, without the hassle of travelling and finding transport and parking. Online counselling is great for those who are time-poor, mums who cannot leave the baby, people living in remote areas and also the elderly and the young who seem to embrace the technology aspect.
We work with SKYPE mostly and all you need is a computer, a private room and an internet connection. If you do not have SKYPE dont worry it is free to use and we can send you easy to follow instructions to use. In some circumstances we also do telephone counselling if there is a problem with setting up a SKYPE account.
How are counselling sessions structured?
The sessions do not follow a rigid pattern, rather they are like a winding path which sometimes branches off and changes direction. The first session is generally where we find out about you, what is troubling you, what is happening for you in your life and what life looks like for you at the moment. We also discuss what goals you may have from our sessions together. The next few sessions generally are about us working further on what is happening for you at the moment and we start using acceptance and commitment therapy with a goal towards living a more full, rich and meaningful life.
Every client is different and unique so no sessions are the same and this allows us to follow your journey, thoughts, feelings and emotions. We work on a person centered basis using acceptance and commitment therapy. That means we do not provide you with answers to difficult questions. Instead, we consider every client has the resources within themselves and the potential to become their true self and find the path that is right for them. We do show clients techniques and strategies to help with difficult thoughts and feelings. We generally suggest at least 8 sessions but sometimes clients require a lot more.
How do I book a session?
Booking a session is very easy. Just go to our page 'Book A Session' and follow the prompts. You will be shown the available session times for this week and the next 4 weeks. Then simply enter your details. You will need a credit card for payment through our secure payments facility.