People choose to have Telephone Counselling for a variety of reasons. It can be more suited to some people's circumstances, including disability, illness or caring responsibilities, living remotely, or moving between locations for business or personal reasons. Or you may feel it will be easier to talk about difficult experiences and feelings over the telephone.
While there are some obvious differences between face-to-face Counselling and Telephone Counselling, research shows that it can be just as effective. There are also a number of advantages:
- You can have Telephone Counselling in the comfort of your own home, or another suitable location of your choice, provided you are confident that you will not be disturbed.
- With Telephone Counselling, your choice of Counsellor is not restricted by your geographical location.
- Telephone Counselling offers greater flexibility, making it easier to fit it into a busy lifestyle and more likely you can continue with it should your circumstances change.
‘I felt as if my Counsellor was right there with me, as if she had more direct insight into what was happening. So I didn’t feel quite so alone. And I was glad I didn’t need to spend additional time or money getting there.’ (former Telephone Counselling client)
Just as with face-to-face Counselling, we will begin with an initial appointment. This will give us both the opportunity to assess whether Counselling, and in particular Telephone Counselling, is right for you and to decide whether it is appropriate for us to work together in this way at this time.
For practical reasons, payments for Telephone Counselling must be made in advance of each session.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss having Telephone Counselling.