What is an online counsellor or online therapist?

 

An online counsellor or online therapist is a trained professional who has graduated from a formal training programme for aspiring counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists and provides counselling and therapy online.

An online counsellor or therapist provides a similar service as a face-to-face service.

It’s also important to know that while online counsellors and therapists can provide guidance to clients, they cannot diagnose or treat mental illness over the Internet.

Online counsellors and therapists provide their service and support  through various digital methods, including instant messaging, email, video call and real-time chat.

Here are some examples of why you may choose online counselling.

  • If you prefer not to meet in-person or in an office setting, online is a practical option
  • If you’re busy and find meeting for a 50-minute appointment a 
struggle, online is convenient
  • If you live in a rural area and geographically isolated, online can be a lifeline
  • If you’re ill and 
housebound, online is an accessible solution
  • If you can’t afford counselling at the moment, online can often be more 
affordable
  • If you have small children or a carer and find it difficult to leave the house
  • If you live abroad as an expat
  • If you experience difficulties with transport
  • If you simply want to fit in counselling sessions during your work lunch hour

If you have any questions about online counselling or online therapy, I’m happy to answer them, drop me a line by clicking here

There are now online counsellors and therapists practicing across the UK in any of the counties below:

BEDFORDSHIRE

BERKSHIRE

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

CHESHIRE

CORNWALL

COUNTY DURHAM

CUMBRIA

DERBYSHIRE

DEVON

DORSET

DURHAM

ESSEX

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

GREATER MANCHESTER 

HAMPSHIRE

HEREFORDSHIRE

HERTFORDSHIRE

KENT

LANCASHIRE

LEICESTERSHIRE

LINCOLNSHIRE

LONDON & GREATER LONDON 

MERSEYSIDE

MIDLANDS (West /East)

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

NORTHUMBERLAND & TYNESIDE/TYNE & WEAR

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE / EAST MIDLANDS

OXFORDSHIRE/OXON

RUTLAND

SOMERSET

STAFFORDSHIRE

SUFFOLK

SURREY

SUSSEX

WARWICKSHIRE

WILTSHIRE

WORCESTERSHIRE

YORKSHIRE (North / South / East / West)