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Actuality Counselling's online service gives you access to counselling, coaching and supervision from anywhere in the world.

I have worked with clients and supervisees in numerous countries and in various parts of the UK.


This way of conducting therapy is becoming more and more popular and can be especially useful if you:

  • have restricted mobility;
  • are very busy and find it difficult to attend face-to-face counselling;
  • live in an isolated area without easy access to a counsellor;
  • travel away from home for work; or
  • feel that working online might be less intimidating.

If you are comfortable using IT and have the necessary equipment (see below), online work offers a convenient way for you to access counselling. Although working via webcam cannot fully match the immediacy of face-to-face counselling, many people find it to be a more authentic way of working than telephone counselling or chat- and text-based forms of therapy which rely on the written word and do not allow you and your therapist to see each other. Please note that I do not offer counselling via e-mail, chat or telephone.

Online counselling may not be appropriate for you if you feel uncomfortable working with computers, if you have a chronic mental illness requiring intense treatment or if you have serious intentions of harming yourself or others (in which case you would be advised to contact the Samaritans).

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Before our first session, I will provide you with details of how the process works. We will then establish contact online in order to confirm that the audio-visual quality is adequate and to agree a mutually-convenient date for our initial session.

It is important to make sure that you will not be disturbed for the duration of each session. I also ask that you provide me with your address and/or the phone number of a nearby contact in case an emergency arises during a session.

You can pay for online sessions via PayPal on the Fees page or via online banking.

To work in this way, you will need access to a computer, a webcam and a broadband connection. You will also need video software such as Zoom (download for free from the Zoom website) and VSee (download for free from the VSee website).

If your computer does not have a built-in webcam, you can purchase one on several websites including:

Tel: +44 (0)7941 488 550

"... access counselling from anywhere in the world."

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Online session

"It would be a poor result of all our anguish and our wrestling, if we won nothing but our old selves at the end of it"

George Eliot in Adam Bede (1859)

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"... live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!"

Victor Frankl (1905-1997)