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21st September 2017 

Counselling and Online Counselling uk

Counselling and e-Counselling

Choosing the right counsellor to provide support is not always easy. By taking time to read this page it may provide you with information which will help you make a decision on the best choice for you, In all cases giving careful attention to both the medium of counselling being offered and the qualifications and experience of your chosen counsellor is an important factor in this process.
I am a senior BACP Accredited Counsellor. As an accredited counsellor my practice is grounded within the BACP Ethical Framework. I also work as a supervisor and trainer online.I frequently provide consultancy services to services who are piloting an e-counselling service for their clients. There are different mediums available for you to choose from, and you choose which would feel more comfortable for you.
I have provided therapy support to clients since 1997 and during the last 13 years have worked with clients via therapy emails, Instant messenging, and voice or webcam. Some clients like the fact that email therapy gives them time to think through what they want to say to the counsellor, whilst also being therapeutic in itself, when writing down thoughts or a situation which are troubling you.



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Counselling and e-Counselling

What is Counselling?
Counselling can be beneficial where a person is experiencing either personal or relationship difficulties. It provides an opportunity to explore those difficulties with a counsellor in a confidential, Ethical, and supportive manner which may not be available to you in any other context. Clients often say that talking to a professional who has no personal pre- conceived ideas or view regarding what is best for the individual can provide a positive environment for them to find both a way forward with a problem and also a way of not feeling influenced by others views. This can be difficult when talking with a friend or family member as they will often have an opinion which may conflict with what you would choose as the best option for yourself.

How is Online Therapy different?
Online counselling is a relatively new medium for offering personal support. This form of counselling is not for everyone and is not intended to replace face-to-face counselling or therapy, especially if you already working with a counsellor or therapist, or if you are feeling in crisis. However, many people find this model of counselling is just what they need to fit in with a busy lifestyle and receive support for a variety of problems and issues.

Advantages of ecounselling

  • You may find that you are able to speak more freely about sensitive or embarrassing issues, particularly by email or Instant messenging therapy.

  • You can engage in therapy in the comfort of your own home or in a location where you have access to a computer and are able to ensure your privacy. Online Counselling can be accessed during the day or evening, at a time to suit you.

  • It is easily accessible, especially for those who cannot, or choose not to leave their home to seek counselling. It also opens up your choice if you live in an area where there aren't counsellors readily available or who are located close to you..

  • In email counselling you will have time to reflect on your writing and the responses given and keep email exchanges from the online counselling.

  • It is affordable and can fit around non- regular hours if you have a busy life style or work shifts

  • With online therapy you won't necessarily have to wait for an appointment,which at times can take weeks to arrange for private face to face counselling

  • Online counselling can help if you feel uncomfortable about counselling and feel there is a stigma attached to seeking counselling support.

  • You are in control of your counselling from the beginning to end and you negotiate with the counsellor for the amount of sessions which feels right for you

    Online counselling uk can offer you several options:

  • Three types of Online counselling:
    Email counselling
    Secure live Sessions using encrypted chat facilities
    Voice, or voice and webcam


  • If you choose e- counselling, we can work by email exchange or by secure server which offers IM (Instant Messenging live meetings), voice, or webcam, or both if you wish. All of these mediums can be beneficial for therapy exchanges and we would negotiate this depending on what feels best for you. The fees are listedon 'fees and payment' page of the web site Fees and Payments

    Email Counselling

    If you choose the email counselling route, this is how it will work:
    Initially we will complete an assessment process to determine if e-therapy is suitable to support the issues you would like to bring to counselling. If we agree to proceed we will then arrange an appointment time when you will email your reply and a time when you will receive your reply from me (unless a delay is caused by technical problems) The fee for appointments is due in advance of an agreed session. You would then compose and send me a first therapy email. I will compile my reply and send it to you within 48 hours. My reply will involve a thorough exploration of your email and I will endeavor to reflect on any themes or patterns that you may wish to work on during the counselling. Over the course of our email exchanges, one aspect of my role will be to create a positive, non-judgmental working relationship which enables you to feel supported and trusting in the counselling process.



    follow this link to contact Jane Evans www.online counselling and supervision. co.uk ,or request further information on services provided


    Want to find out more about online counselling?
    You have taken the first step by finding my wesite. Please continue to look at the information and links provided on the other areas of the site or if you are feeling ready to proceed with Counselling all you need to do is www.onlinecounsellingandsupervision.co.uk and I will reply to you as soon as I am able.

    What equipment would I need to be able to do Synchronous or Real Time counselling?
    You will need a computer with Internet access for online counselling. It is helpful to have broadband, or a fairly fast connection . We will use a secure and encrypted email service, and Vsee for 'real time ' sessions. Vsee is free to download and use on your iPhone or laptop. You will also need to be in a private space when in a session or therapy exchange with your counsellor

    On-line therapy is not intended for individuals with severe and enduring mental health difficulties or for those who are actively suicidal. It is also not for individuals who are in crisis, or who need an immediate response to their e-mail. If you feel you are in danger of harming yourself contact the www.smaritans.org
    If you are under 18 e- therapy is not available via this service.

    To find out more about online therapy contact www.metanoia.org

    To visit the BACP Website (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and read information on the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling, Online Counselling, and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk



    Why not have a look at this book available from Amazon which can be a useful resource for anyone looking for more insight into counselling and the counselling process



    Knowing how to verify your counsellor's qualifications and experience is an important aspect of making your decision to proceed with online counselling.
    I am a BACP accredited counsellor and this can be verified by visiting the BACP website under the heading of 'find a therpaist'. www.bacp.co.uk




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