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21st September 2017 

Counselling, Online Counselling, Counselling Supervision Resources

Counselling,Online Counselling, Counselling Supervison, Online Supervision.
Useful links and Resources

This page has useful links for those who are seeking general information regarding counselling, online counselling, or resources for personal and professional use. Some of the sites mentioned offer services in email counselling support or ‘live chat’ counselling and support forums.
I will be continually updating this page so please feel free to come back and visit it again



Online Counselling and Resource Websites providing infomation and Support


Depression
Depression Alliance. If you are looking for support or resources relating to depression I have found this site very worthwhile. www.depression alliance.org

Eating Difficulties/Disorders
This site is a national organisation which provides information and support to people affected by eating disorders and professionals who are seeking information on eating disorders.
Beating Eating Disorders- www.edauk.com

Anxiety and Panic Attacks
No Panic is an organisation offering support and advice to sufferers of Anxiety and Panic attacks and also professionals seeking resources for clients. The site also has useful links to other websites and organisations relating to Anxiety and Panic.
www.nopanic.co.uk


Eating Difficulties/Disorders
Beating Eating Disorders- www.edauk.com

Further resources for clients, Counsellors and Counselling Supervisors



British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk

Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Find a Therapist www.find-a-therapist.com
Health on the Net www.hon.ch
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.www.irish-counselling.ie
Kooth - online advice for young people www.kooth.com
NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Panic Disorder www.panicdisorder.about.com
Psychology Today www.psychologytoday.com
Therapists Unlimited www.therapistunlimited.com
Therapy Index www.therapyindex.com
UK Therapists www.uktherapists.com
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors www.ukrconline.org.uk


If you are considering working online with clients there are training providers in the UK who offer comprehensive courses which include skills training and the practicalities/ legal and ethical requirements for this medium of therapy.Certificated Online Counselling training is also available from this website with an experiential learning programme provided by Jane Evans. Follow the link provided for further details
Online counselling training Courses provided by Jane Evans


www.onlinetrainingforcounsellors.co.uk
www.onlinecounsellors.co.uk
ACTO is an organisation offering a variety of information and resources for counsellors working online
www.acto-uk.org



Guidance for Online clients and Counsellors

Privacy when using email counselling
Amazon have some very useful resources regarding safety and privacy when using the internet. Please feel free to use the links provided below to access the recommended books.



It is difficult to completely hide your internet activity but here are some helpful tips which can assist in maintaining the privacy of your email counselling:

Setting up a Private e-mail Address
If you want to send and receive personal e-mail it is possible to set up your own e-mail address which only you will have access to as long as you keep your username and password private. You can set up a web-based e-mail address so you can access e-mail from any computer with an internet connection by logging on at the main site of the provider you have chosen.

How do I choose where to use the internet?
If you are seeking privacy the safest way will be somewhere you are unlikely to be disturbed, or that others could view the screen whilst you are writing an email etc. Examples of where it might be difficult to ensure privacy might be at a local library, or Internet cafes for example.

Your website history / cache file
Your computer automatically keeps a history of the web pages you visit and may save graphics, cookies and other files to your computer. This means others can find out which websites you have visited by looking through your computer's history or cache file. You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer:
Click on the Tools menu (in the row at the top of the browser).
Select Internet Options from the drop down menu.
Select the tab labelled 'General'.
Under the title, 'Temporary Internet Files', click on 'Delete Files'.
You can also check the box that says delete all offline content.
Then, under 'History' click on 'Clear History.'
Then click OK, at the bottom.



It is difficult to completely hide your internet activity but here are some helpful tips which can assist in maintaining the privacy of your email counselling:

Setting up a Private e-mail Address
If you want to send and receive personal e-mail it is possible to set up your own e-mail address which only you will have access to as long as you keep your username and password private. You can set up a web-based e-mail address so you can access e-mail from any computer with an internet connection by logging on at the main site of the provider you have chosen.
How do I choose where to use the internet?
If you are seeking privacy the safest way will be somewhere you are unlikely to be disturbed, or that others could view the screen whilst you are writing an email etc. Examples of where it might be difficult to ensure privacy might be at a local library, or Internet cafes for example.

Your website history / cache file
Your computer automatically keeps a history of the web pages you visit and may save graphics, cookies and other files to your computer. This means others can find out which websites you have visited by looking through your computer's history or cache file. You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer:
Click on the Tools menu (in the row at the top of the browser).
Select Internet Options from the drop down menu.
Select the tab labelled 'General'.
Under the title, 'Temporary Internet Files', click on 'Delete Files'.
You can also check the box that says delete all offline content.
Then, under 'History' click on 'Clear History.'
Then click OK, at the bottom.

Guidance for Online Counsellors
The storage of client records when working online requires careful adherence to Data protection requirements and also Ethical Guidelines when working online. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherpay (BACP)have information available for purchase to those counsellors working online with clients. www.bacp.co.uk









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If you are seeking books on self development and understanding of personal issues please feel free to use the Amazon link provided