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Online Counselling via FaceTime, Skype or VSee

The advent of modern technology has brought about a whole new era for counselling. Online counselling combines therapeutic skills with online technology. It makes professional counselling available to you in the safety and privacy of your own home.

There is free computer software which allows people to video-call each other and talk face-to-face in real time. The software and apps are free and easy to download and install, however they work best with a broadband network connection.

Online counselling can be particularly helpful if it's difficult for you to get to a counsellor’s office. You may be housebound, time-poor or agoraphobic, live in a remote area or simply not want to travel. With online counselling the times of appointments can be flexible with your schedule. You can also continue to have online counselling sessions even when on holiday.

Counselling by internet might sound impersonal, but it is generally considered as 'human' as face-to-face therapy. It also has just as successful outcomes. In fact, you may feel more at ease and more able to open up. Talking from home can feel less intimidating than talking face-to-face, particularly about issues which feel personal or embarrassing.

With online counselling you:
  • save time and money because you won't need to travel
  • can speak from the comfort and safety of your own home
  • don't need a GP referral
  • don't need a mental health care plan
  • can continue to have counselling even while away from home
  • can schedule sessions to suit you
  • don't have to wait
If you are booking for online counselling, simply send an email through when you book via the online service. If you have an iPhone or iPad, then simply giving me your phone number for FaceTime is easy. I will email you an invoice so that you can pay by bank transfer, and then claim from your private health fund.

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