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Actuality Counselling's online service enables you to access counselling, EFT, 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.


 

Online therapy is becoming more and more popular; it 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 technology and have the necessary equipment (see below), this can be a convenient way for you to access counselling. Although working via webcam cannot fully match the immediacy of face-to-face counselling, it is a more authentic way of working than chat- or text-based forms of online 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 send 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.

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

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 (which can be downloaded from the Zoom website) and VSee (which can be downloaded from the VSee website). These programs are free to use.

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

Tel: +44 (0)7941 488 550

e-mail:actualitycounselling@gmail.com

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

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"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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