There are many reasons why you may want to have online counselling sessions . Perhaps your circumstance makes it difficult for you to attend sessions with a counsellor at their practice? If so, then Skype sessions can be a great way to ensure that you get the support and help which you need, when you need it. I have listed below, what I believe to be some of the benefits of this form of counselling.
Distance From Your Nearest Counsellor
In my experience, there is a limit to how far people will travel for counselling sessions. During my time managing a counselling service in the London borough of Barnet, we saw this pattern play out time after time. People who engaged successfully with counselling often tended to be those who lived relatively close to the service. People who lived on the other side of the borough, however, often struggled to commit to their counselling sessions. They would frequently cite the length of their journey which could be well over an hour as a significant factor. Perhaps this could be an issue for you? If so, then online counselling may well be the answer.
Further Advantages of Online counselling
Online counselling sessions can help to overcome a variety of obstacles which otherwise, may mean you are unable to engage with counselling at all. Perhaps you need to travel regularly for work? In this case, having Skype sessions can be a great way to ensure you are able to maintain your weekly appointments. Additionally, you may for one reason or another, simply be unable to make the journey to a local counsellor in which case, having the option to speak online can be a terrific alternative.
My Experience of Counselling Online
My own experience of working with clients online has been very positive. Up until fairly recently, I conducted a percentage of counselling sessions over the telephone. Now, however, with the dramatic increase in the quality of our internet connections, online counselling has really come into its own and I am very excited about the possibilities this opens up for both therapists and clients alike. If you would like to book an online counselling session with me or, alternatively, if you would like to discuss this option further, then feel free to drop me a line at Swynnerton Therapy.