Online Counselling and Psychotherapy
"Life is suffering", this is the First Noble Truth according to Buddhist tradition.
Most of us, at some point in our journeys through life, encounter periods of great unhappiness, deep loss or intense challenges. Faced with the difficulties of life, we might experience a lack of purpose and feel stuck and alone, without direction or guidance. We might feel overwhelmed with anxiety, anger, depression, worries linked to work or relationship issues and be at a loss of how to cope and what to do. Even if we decide that soldiering on is the answer, and try to pretend that everything is fine; this coping system will ultimately fail to provide a solution as long as the root of the problem remains unaddressed.
Are you looking for online psychotherapy?
Welcome to my site. I am a BACP Senior Accredited psychotherapist and a member of ACTO (Association for Therapy and Counselling Online). I hold an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am certified in couples counselling and life coaching. I speak English and French and have been practicing face-to-face in London and online for 12 years. My previous work experience in the field of education in Egypt, the United States and Italy gave me exposure to a wide range of cultures and beliefs. Those opportunities have enhanced my awareness of human diversity and have enabled me to be open to, value and respect traditions other than my own.
Online counselling offers client and therapist flexibility both timewise and distance-wise. As in face-to-face sessions, online psychotherapy can help with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, anger, depression, stress, loneliness, relationship problems, abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, or lack of direction. Although online counselling is similar to face-to-face counselling in terms of format, time and frequency, it offers more adaptability in terms of sessions length or rescheduling. It is essential to have access to a safe and confidential space free of interruptions to benefit from online counselling and, once such a safe place has been created, a relationship of trust between you and your online counsellor can start developing.
The most important aspect of counselling and psychotherapy whether online or face-to-face is the professional relationship between therapist and client. A climate of trust, mutuality, safety and support is essential to positive outcome.
Please note that an online counsellor cannot provide an emergency service. If you are in crisis, it is vital to get immediate help. You can contact your GP or your nearest accident and emergency service (A&E), or you can call the Samaritans at 116123.
Benefits of Online Counselling
Flexibility -You can choose audio sessions, video meetings or written exchanges. You have a variety of scheduling options in regard to length and frequency of sessions.
Feeling heard and understood – Counsellors are trained to listen without judging or criticising. Their job is to accept you unconditionally, to meet you where you are, and to work from your perspective.
Support in exploring options – Counsellors do not to give advice or solve problems, but rather, through attentive listening, their role is to guide you toward finding your own solutions.
Develop a better understanding of yourself – Most of us function on automatic pilot. Expanding your self-awareness is likely to empower you to make positive changes and to move towards achieving your full potential.