Online Counselling

Some people are unable to meet face-to-face for a variety of reasons, and on-line therapy makes counselling accessible to these clients. You may be unwell and unable to travel, or need specialist support that is not available where you live, or your busy schedule means you don’t have time to travel to an appointment. If you would still like to make uses of my services, then online counselling may be the ideal solution for you.

I am able to offer online counselling to clients in any location provided you have a reliable internet connection.  I have national and international clients and supervisees who connect with me via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.  My clients find this to be just as effective as in person counselling and very convenient.

How might online counselling help?

In the same way as if we meet in person, I will work with whatever is worrying you to find your personal insights and solutions. Any problems that you would consider taking in person to your counsellor, can be dealt with online.

How do I choose my therapist?

You will get a feel for a counsellor from their website which will give you an idea of their way of working, areas of special interest, fees, and qualifications. An ethical practitioner will be a member of a recognised profesional body, and I am an Accredited member of the British Counselling and Pscyhotherapy Association (BACP), and the National Counselling Society (NCS). A therapist should have up to date insurance.

How does it work?

We will establish a convenient time for us both and I ask you to call me. The session is conducted as if we were meeting face-to-face, and will last 50 minutes. If you then wish, we will set the next appointment before ending the call.

Is online-counselling secure and confidential?

As on online therapist anything you relay to me is subject to the same confidentiality boundaries that we would have in place if I saw you face-to-face, and only on rare occasions may it be necessary to involve a third party.

Online therapy is open to interception if someone is determined. You would need to be in a confidential space for sessions so that you cannot be overheard.

I am registered with ICO, an independent public body set up to protect personal information and ensure I comply with the Data Protection Act and GDPR.  My entry can be found on the register of data controllers at www.ico.gov.uk

How do I pay?

Payment is via bank transfer and needs to be made 48 hours prior to the session, with your name and session date as reference. I will provide you with the necessary details.