Telephone/online counselling

My preferred way of working is face to face, in the same room. But on occasion I will agree to do a video session or even a series sessions. In the past I have agreed to continue working with someone who needs to travel for work and could only maintain regular sessions by meeting me online from a suitably safe space.

During lockdowns I worked extensively on telephone and video and am pleased to say it was mostly successful. For some clients, working remotely can even offer some advantages to face to face work. If eye contact and close proximity are discomfiting or off-putting for you, you might prefer a remote counsellor. Many of my colleagues have continued to work online.

For now I only use it as an auxiliary to face to face meetings with individual clients.

NB working with a couple or group online presents some particular challenges and I would usually not agree to it.

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