How does online counselling and therapy work?
First of all, we all experience situations and feelings which we struggle with at some point in our lives, and at times these challenges can be difficult to manage.
Online Counselling and therapy is a way to share your worries, make sense of your thoughts and feelings and start working through your worries with someone with the compassion and skills to help you.
While talking about personal aspects of our lives may feel daunting at first, most people find it a great relief simply to be listened to and heard, consequently sharing your worries is the best way to solve them.
You can communicate with me in lots of convenient ways:
Skype – TypeChat, Phone or a Video call
Messenger – TypeChat, Phone or Video
Whatsapp – TypeChat, Phone or Video
A good counsellor is a caring, skilled professional who won’t judge you, they will make the counselling journey as easy as possible for you. Your online counsellor has worked hard to remove a lot of the barriers to seeking professional help and support.
Your counsellor’s aim is to provide you with the therapeutic tools to make things better, furthermore the strategies you will learn will not only get you through your difficult ‘now’ but they will go on helping you deal with all of life’s challenges throughout your entire life.
Whatever your issues, stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement or past abuse, these are just some of the issues which often compound problems and effect our emotional well-ness.
As a result, online counselling and therapy can begin to unravel, not only the small stuff but the more complex issues, together we can build a stronger ‘self’ and foundation for your future.
In conclusion, counselling and therapy is really about learning about ourselves, improving self awareness and confidence.
A clearer perspective and understanding of what makes us tick, makes us more confident and better equipped emotionally to deal with current challenges, as well as any future problems.
“Paul is an experienced online counsellor who used his compassion and knowledge to guide me to a better place”.
The counsellor’s story
A few years ago during a difficult period of my own life, I really benefited from counselling. The acceptance, insight and unconditional positive regard I received from my counsellor inspired me to train and become a counsellor/therapist.
I’ve now worked in counselling for 15 years since qualifying in 2002. For me there is no better feeling than helping someone to reach their full potential and happiness.
I started offering online counselling 12 years ago to improve counselling services in terms of accessibility, convenience, cost and to reduce the stigma counselling had at that time.
Furthermore, by removing those barriers, I am able to reach out and help people by providing a much more accessible and personal counselling experience, which can be tailored to the individuals needs.
Finally, combining counselling models such as humanistic, person centred counselling with practical life coaching strategies, I can support clients through their issues and as a result, provide them with the therapeutic tools to create a happier future from the very beginning of the counselling process.
Paul Parkin – Online Counselling & Life Coaching
Online therapy and online counselling – the benefits
Life’s challenges – What online counselling and therapy can help with
Other life challenges online counselling can help with
Testimonials from recent clients
Finally, if you are in crisis or feeling suicidal right now, then online counselling is not the right support for you.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.