ONLINE COUNSELLING & THERAPY: Video Call / Email / Instant Messaging


Traditionally, when we think of counselling or therapy we think of physically meeting a counsellor or therapist.

The encounter is face to face in a quiet private space, and we share our innermost thoughts and feelings.

Meeting online via video call, email, messaging is a very different experience.

As you can see from WhereToTalk, online counselling/ therapy and other online mediums are increasingly popular.

You can choose the length of time you’d like to spend talking, This could be anywhere from 15 minutes to 50 minutes.

The choice of both a live ongoing chat or emailing and messaging and then waiting for the reply is available.

It may not be for everyone but online therapy and counselling certainly gives us more freedom of choice.

As therapy and counselling platforms increase online in number and usage, it becomes more important for comparison studies to be conducted between face to face and online interventions.

A research study reviewed by Bianca London for Mail Online

An interesting and related article by Jo Abbot:


Below are some of the UK Online and Text Chat Directories and Platforms

For Adults

Counselling Directory:

Psychology Today:

BAATN (Black African Asian Therapy Network):


Free Help For Children & Young People 

The Mix: