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 individual online psychotherapy or a couples counsellor online?
Welcome to my site. I am a BACP Senior Accredited psychotherapist with over 11 years of experience working with individuals and couples online and face to face. I hold an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy; and I am certified in couples counselling, life coaching, and online counselling and therapy.
Computer-mediated technology offers client and therapist flexibility both timewise and distance-wise. It is, however, essential to have access to a safe and confidential place in order to benefit from online counselling. You have the option to select video meetings, audio sessions, or email exchanges. All sessions are conducted via an encrypted platform as this ensures that contents of exchanges remain confidential and inaccessible to a third party. With respect to confidentiality, I am a registered Data Controller and Data Processor and I abide by regulations imposed by such procedures.
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.
Here are some of the ways e-therapy can be of benefit to you:
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.
Here are some of the ways a couples counsellor online provides support to couples:
Relationships often falter as a result of miscommunication and lack of recognition or validation from the other; therefore, the role of a couples counsellor online is to ease the pressure in the relationship, help you explore inter-personal conflicts and communicate in an effective and non-defensive manner.
The purpose of couples counselling is not to ‘fix’ the relationship but to facilitate communication to help you both reconnect and achieve the best outcome for the relationship. This sometimes means that couples counselling can become about providing support toward separation. Regardless of the outcome, it enables each individual to understand both themselves and the relationship better.