How working together might look
I offer in-person and online counselling, which each with their own benefits.
However, online counselling has its own merits, and it's absolutely possible to build a strong therapeutic relationship working this way as well.
Aside from the current context of Covid, there are various reasons you might not be able to travel to sessions or choose to have them remotely.
Doing therapy from the comfort of your own home and cutting out commuting time, can save money and stress. If you’re immuno-compromised or have access needs that make commuting challenging or anxiety-provoking, or caring or work responsibilities that make scheduling difficult, perhaps a remote option would be better for you.
Sharing a physical space together can make in-person counselling feel the most connected and engaged. It also enables us to pick up on non-verbal communication and use certain creative and interactive methods that are harder to use online or over the phone. You may also prefer to have a separation between home or work space and counselling space.
Counselling can be rewarding and liberating but at times also challenging. So, whether in-person or online, I’d encourage anyone starting therapy to think about what environment will help them get the best out of counselling, as well as which is the most practical to enable them to fully commit to it.