The process involves you writing your problems and concerns in an email, and the counsellor replying with a considered therapeutic response.
Benefits of Email Counselling
Read and write emails at a time that suits you. There is no need for an appointment.
- Take as much time as you like to get your thoughts and feelings down in writing.
- Writing down the things that are on your mind is very helpful in itself – the act of sharing can provide some relief. Articulating your thoughts, feelings and concerns in writing can begin to give insight into what is happening in your life.
- It allows you and the counsellor time to consider issues and solutions more thoroughly.
- Putting pen to paper, or in this case, hand to keyboard – is great for individuals who do not feel comfortable speaking about their problems out loud, or are more at ease with the written word.
- Freedom to record what is on your mind as it occurs.
- Writing in comfortable/familiar surroundings reduces your inhibitions, allowing you to be more open than you might be face-to-face.
- Able to refer to the conversation history.
Just knowing that there is someone there to respond to your problems without judgement can provide an enormous sense of comfort and support to anyone attempting to overcome a difficult period in their life. If you’re unsure as to whether email counselling is a suitable option for you, the best thing to do is to get in touch to discuss your concerns.