Skype counselling is not suitable for those who are at risk of suicide, in acute crisis, or have serious mental health issues; there are limits to what a counsellor can do remotely. In such cases, your GP is always your first port of call. Couples counselling is not generally offered via Skype.
One of the most exciting developments in counselling comes from marrying traditional therapist skills with online technology: Counselling via Sonline video link.
Research indicates that the outcome for clients who have undertaken counselling via video link can be similar to those having standard therapy in person.
Not all client issues may be appropriate for counselling via video link and being in the same room with your counsellor will generally be many clients’ first preference. However, time restrictions and other commitments at home mean it can be difficult for people to arrange regular counselling sessions.
Online counselling opens up this form of help to groups of people who previously would find it difficult if not impossible to travel to a face-to-face meeting, such as those who have restricted mobility, are housebound for any reason, live in remote areas, or do not have childcare.
For more information about Skype Counselling please feel free to contact me and we can discuss your needs