I offer counselling on the telephone or using the online video (webcam) platform Zoom. In both cases, it is important for you to participate in your session somewhere private, where you will not be overheard or interrupted; additionally stable telephone or internet connectivity is also a key consideration.
Research has shown telephone and online counselling can be helpful for clients constrained by social distancing requirements, geography, mobility, or time constraints, and provide as good outcomes as face to face counselling. However, the BACP advises online sessions are unlikely to be suitable for clients with moderate to severe mental illness, individuals in acute distress, or those dealing with substance abuse issues.
If you would like to find out more about telephone or online video counselling take a look at my guide “Telephone and Online Counselling” or contact me with any questions you may have.