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.
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
Online counselling uk can offer you several options:
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
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?
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
Jane Evans. Online Counselling uk, Counselling Supervisor uk,counselling consultancy services, and counselling are all available from this website