Skype and telephone counselling enable you to benefit from counselling sessions in familiar surroundings – for example, from the comfort of your own home.
Additional benefits include saving you time and money (as you don’t need to travel), offering you a greater choice of counsellors (your counsellor no longer needs to be local) and greater flexibility – for example, if you travel regularly you can still access counselling as long as you have access to Skype.
This kind of counselling isn’t suitable for everyone, for example people in acute crisis. However it can be invaluable if you can’t easily travel to counselling, have work or other commitments that take you away from your local area or simply prefer to see someone from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
So, how does it work? In much the same way as standard, face to face counselling I offer a free initial consultation – in this instance by phone or Skype though it may also be possible to meet face to face before deciding if you want to come for counselling. If you choose that you would like to see me for counselling, we agree a session time for Skype or phone counselling (whichever you prefer) and plan for that. At the appointed time I will call you via Skype or phone for our counselling session. I will speak to you from a private room and the usual rules of confidentiality apply.
If Skype or telephone counselling are of interest to you, please get in touch and I would be happy to talk options through with you.