Online therapy

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Email or online therapy/counselling is a new way of accessing support that you may find easier. It’s not for everyone of course, nor is it designed to replace face to face work, but it is an option that I am happy to offer.

For insurance reasons:

I CAN ONLY OFFER THIS SERVICE TO PEOPLE FROM IRELAND. IT IS, AND WILL REMAIN ENTIRELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN THE SECURITY OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS TO ME VIA EMAIL. I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR DATA DUE A THIRD PARTY ACCESSING YOUR COMPUTER OR ANY VIRUS ATTACKS ON YOUR COMPUTER.

Advantages:

1. It is useful if you are not mobile.

2. It is useful if you yourself have difficult working hours.

3. It provides an instant record of your work and progress which is easy for you to access and can be useful to  read over.

4. It gives you time to reflect on my and your responses.

5. It is more affordable.

6. There is no waiting list.

This type of contact is not suitable though if you feel you are in crisis. I would strongly recommend that you call for an appointment if that is the case.

How would this work?

To use my online facility you will need a Paypal account and be able to lodge my fee by sending it to my Paypal account via email. It’s simple! I will send you personal receipts by email or post if you need them.

If you email me I will reply when I see that you have sent my fee to my Paypal.

Please do remember to safeguard your correspondence by putting a password on your computer login and email and  do not use a shared computer.
I will respond to your email within 72 hours.

Cost:

The charge for online counselling is €35 for every reply I make to you. I will reply within 72 hours. 

The biggest disadvantages of email counselling are:

1: No immediate feedback so the quality of contact is not as good as face to face. It may not feel ‘real’ to you.

2: Security issues : again, counselling / therapy is a very private and intimate thing. It is essential that you are certain that your data is secure and that your computer and emailer is password protected.

To begin online counselling fill in this form: