(Online) Counselling

What is counselling?

Counselling is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span.  The specialty pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns.

The practice of Counseling Psychology encompasses a broad range of culturally-sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better in their lives. With its attention to both normal developmental issues and problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders, the specialization holds a unique perspective in the broader practice-based areas of psychology.

Counselling Psychologists serve persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds in both individual and group settings. They also consult regularly with organizations seeking to enhance their effectiveness or the well-being of their members.

Interventions used by Counseling Psychologists may be either brief or long-term; they are often problem-specific and goal-directed. These activities are guided by a philosophy that values individual differences and diversity and a focus on prevention, development, and adjustment across the life-span.

Science-Based Outcomes

– Improved communication and interpersonal skills

– Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem

– Ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits

– Better expression and management of emotions, including anger

– Relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions

– Increased confidence and decision-making skills

– Ability to manage stress effectively

– Improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities

What is Online Counselling

Online counseling is the provision of professional mental health counseling services through the Internet. Services are offered via real-time chat, and video conferencing.

The benefits of online counseling.

  • It can be convenient. Online therapy can take less time away from the office or your workday or worry about traffic. No need to travel miles to meet up with your psychologist. Dial a number or log in to a site, and the session can happen wherever you are comfortable.
  • Online communication is comfortable for many people, especially younger adults or those who use technology often. Online counseling can be more comfortable or easier than talking to someone in person, especially when revealing personal or private information.
  • It can provide access to those who can’t get to an office. In some countries, the nearest psychologist’s office may be an hour or two drive away. Some people with chronic illnesses or disabilities may not be able to drive or easily able to leave their home. In these situations, online counseling may be their only option for help.

Feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, nervous, sad, etc……..

Our qualified counseling therapists are ready to help you,

wherever you are!!

For more information about assessing the effectiveness of online therapy: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15228830802094429#.VI8vaCvF_hs