Telehealth Counselling via Phone or Video, In The Comfort Of Your Own Home
What Is Online Counselling?
Online counselling, or video counselling, is simply communicating with a qualified, professional counsellor/therapist through your computer, smart phone, or tablet.
Benefits & Effectiveness of Online Counselling
Time constraints and geographical barriers are removed with online counselling. Counselling involves a series of skills and strategies along with a therapeutic approach.
Convenience is a major component of online counselling. Many people appreciate the benefit of being able to connect with a therapist from the comfort of their own home – this can help save you time.
For a recent article on the effectiveness of online counselling please click here.
Who is Online Counselling For?
Online counselling is an effective way for individuals to work through and:
- Identify their best hopes
- Focus on what differences, these best hopes will make
- Ask themselves, what is already working?
- And what will be the next step/next sign of progress?
Online Counselling is Not For Everyone
Some problems cannot be resolved online. For example, someone who is suicidal should seek immediate in-person assistance and someone suffering from a serious mental health disorder or requiring medication would need ongoing treatment with a face-to-face therapist.
Due to the technical nature of this new form of therapy, complications regarding complete confidentiality may arise and servers may go down which would affect access and response time.
Please Note: If you feel you are in crisis, contact BeFriender. http://www.befrienders.org If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Real Life Counselling does not offer crisis counselling or emergency services.