provided by...dr. victoria galbraith
What is online therapy?
Online counselling or therapy is a way of gaining psychological assistance from a professional therapist without visiting their clinic for a face-to-face (in person) consultation. Online counselling, which is sometimes known as e-counselling or e-therapy enables the therapy ‘sessions’ to be conducted either in an online private chatroom or by exchanging e-mails with a therapist. Instead of talking through your problems with a therapist, you write about them. It can prove to be a useful way of gaining psychological assistance for those who lead busy lives and find it difficult to find the time to attend regular face-to-face sessions with their therapist or indeed for those who either need time to express themselves or those who find it difficult or uncomfortable talking through their problems. As we do not see or hear each other, the words we write become our main method of communication and this has both advantages and disadvantages. it can be argued that there is less chance of you missing or misunderstanding something because you can always go back and re-read it another time or ask a question about it. If you would like to discuss how online counselling might help, please feel free to send me an e-mail, for which there will be no charge. In the e-mail, please ask any questions that you feel may help you to gain more of an understanding of the services that are offered. However, please be aware that I do not provide an emergency service and that any such crises should be referred to appropriate agencies.next