Sometimes, coming to a session just isn’t a viable option, especially now, when we are just coming out of a lockdown, and you may be feeling anxious about coming to/returning to therapy. I have many years of online and telephone counselling experience- in fact, I originally started my career with telephone work.
Online and telephone work can help to support you even when you can’t, or don’t want to leave the house. As well as long term work, I also offer spaces on a one-off basis; perhaps you have a specific issue that you want to talk through, but with someone who isn’t actually involved within your life? Booking a one-off single session of therapy can also be really useful, as long as you have one issue to bring and are aware that we will only work on that one issue. Please get in touch if you would like to ask more questions, or would like to book a session to see how this fits with you.
Telephone counselling is a service that I provide, which may not be for everyone. With telephone counselling, we arrange a time and date for me to call you, or if you prefer, you can call me. Prior to my call, I will send a text just to check that it is ok for us to speak; even though we aren’t sat face to face, it is still important for you to feel comfortable and safe. I would recommend being in a room that is quiet, and where you feel confident that anything you say may be kept confidential and not overheard.
Sometimes, clients who want to utilise telephone work may find it overwhelming to spend a whole 50 minute session talking, so we may start with just 25 minutes and build to 50 minutes, it really does depend on what you to choose to do.
If you do not have a safe space to talk in, I can offer a private space available for you to make the call to attend sessions.
Again, for some people, working online (face-to-face) can feel uncomfortable, but for others this is the perfect bridge between working face-to-face and working via the telephone. With online sessions, I use Zoom as my secure client for our meeting, and I will send you a meeting request prior to our session; all you have to do is click the link (and maybe type in the password) and you are straight in to my online waiting room. You will need to download Zoom prior to our session. Zoom also offers the ability to share my screen with you, so if we are working using CBT, for example, I can share worksheets and charts with you.
Some clients like to use FaceTime or Skype, whilst both of these are valid options, I do prefer the security that Zoom offers. Again, these sessions are the usual 50 minutes.
Please do get in touch and discuss your needs: