Online or E-Counselling
Face to face therapy is the most ideal approach however for some individuals this is not practical. Many people have very busy lives trying to juggle the demands of work and home. With e-counselling we are able to connect through web camera, email or telephone without you leaving the comfort of your home or convenience of your desk. Online or E counselling is a new approach to therapy and although it offers convenience, the use of skype, email, or telephone does not guarantee confidentiality. As such, please only engage in e- counselling if you are comfortable with the associated risks.
How do I start E-Counselling
Click on the tab located at the top right-hand side titled Book an Appointment. In the message section of the email note that you would like e-counselling and the type of format you prefer. You may want to connect through skype which uses a web camera, email or telephone. Because the use of skype, email, or telephone does not guarantee confidentiality, you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement accepting the risks.
If it is possible, meeting for a few sessions in person can be a great way for us to get to know each other before starting e-counselling.
Although therapy involves committing time and energy as well as finances it is important to remember that there is no better investment than your mental health and well-being!