Online Counselling via Skype
The advent of Skype has brought about a whole new era for counselling. Skype counselling combines therapeutic skills with online technology. It makes professional counselling available to you in the safety and privacy of your own home.
Skype is free computer software which allows people to video-call each other and talk face-to-face in real time. It’s free and easy to download and install.
Online counselling can be particularly helpful if it’s difficult for you to get to a counsellor’s office. You may be housebound, time-poor or agoraphobic, live in a remote area or simply not want to travel. With an online psychologist the times of appointments can be tailored to your needs, for example during the evening or even at weekends. You can also continue to have online psychologist sessions even when on holiday.
Counselling by Skype might sound impersonal, but it is generally considered as ‘human’ as face-to-face therapy. It also has just as successful outcomes. In fact, you may feel more at ease and more able to open up. Talking from home can feel less intimidating than talking face-to-face, particularly about issues which feel personal or embarrassing.
- save time and money because you won’t need to travel
- can speak from the comfort and safety of your own home
- don't need a GP referral
- don't need a mental health plan
- can continue to have counselling even while away from home
- can schedule sessions to suit you
- don't have to wait