Online counselling is a flexible and effective way to ensure you have the personal support you require. As face to face meetings are currently less viable, online counselling bridges this gap.
How does it work?
It works in the same way as face to face counselling except we have a video call by an online platform such as Skype or Zoom rather than a meeting. Using applications like these can be a little daunting and I’m happy to guide you.
Online counselling can help in a number of ways such as: –
- Improved communication and interpersonal skills
- Increases in self-acceptance and self-esteem
- Greater ability to change self-defeating behaviours/habits
- More effective expression and management of emotions, including anger
- Alleviation from symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
- Increase in confidence and decision-making skills
- Greater ability to manage stress effectively
- Improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities
To utilise online counselling you will need to have a laptop, tablet or phone where you can download the Skype or Zoom App.
Resources: How to Use Skype (Video tutorial) and How to use Zoom (Video tutorial). These show you how to use Skype and Zoom such as how to create an account and how to make a call. For your sessions, I would normally make contact with you at the scheduled time.
For sessions to specifically manage stress and anxiety relating to how the Coronavirus is affecting us, the following package has been designed: –
– A 50 minute assessment session to establish your needs and provide here and now wellbeing techniques
– Ongoing 30 minute sessions every week or as often as you require them.
This can help by: –
- Having someone to talk to, to express and process your emotions
- Develop coping mechanisms for symptoms of anxiety and stress
- Practical help and support to your specific experience and difficulties at this time
- Methods to promote your wellbeing
- Methods of self care for you and your family
- Teaching Mindfulness practises (if this is of interest)
How do I arrange an initial session?
This can be done by text, email and telephone. In this initial contact, I will look to answer any questions you may have and provide as much information as you require.
If you wish, we may arrange an initial appointment where we’d arrange a mutually convenient time for you to receive your video call. The first session reflects that of a face to face session where we’d discuss what you’d like from the sessions and what you’d like the outcomes to be. We would then begin to work towards achieving those outcomes.
Sessions last for 50 minutes unless you would like sessions to specifically to help manage your wellbeing due to the Coronavirus.
Please call or email me if you’d like any further information whatsoever.