Why choose online counselling?

 

I am currently offering online counselling sessions via a video platform. Online sessions have many benefits.

SAVE TIME

Online counselling fits around your lifestyle. There's no need to travel, saving you time and planning. This makes online counselling well suited to those with busy schedules.

ACCESS COUNSELLING, WHEREVER YOU ARE 

You may live in, or often travel to, a different area (or even country), and online sessions offer a way to break down those geographical barriers to your preferred counsellor. With online sessions, you can access counselling wherever you are.  

STAY COMFORTABLE

Online counselling allows you to access counselling from the comfort of your own space. 

CONNECT

In my experience, online counselling allows for deep, moving & vibrant connection, just as with face-to-face counselling. Have you ever laughed or cried at a film or TV show? If so, you have experienced the powerful emotional connection that can be conveyed and received through a screen.*

For online sessions, you will need a strong and secure internet connection, and a device that has a camera (preferably a laptop or tablet, but mobile phones can also work if placed on a stable stand). 

It is important that you feel safe, secure and comfortable in your space, and that you feel confident that you will not be overheard, as this will enable you to engage in the session more fully.

For the moment, all sessions are taking place online. In the future, I hope to offer face-to-face sessions as well as online sessions. These will take place in Belper, Derbyshire, and I will update this page once these become available. 

*This useful and thought-provoking analogy is from Joyce & Sills (2018: 284). 

Heather Robertson Counselling

Registered Counsellor and Member of BACP
(she/her)