Online counselling can take place wherever you are. Travelling to a counsellor’s office can be inconvenient with distance and traffic acting as major barriers. With online counselling, it doesn’t matter if you live in a rural or remote area or even if your preferred counsellor lives in a different city or country. Online counselling is perfect if you are housebound, or have a disability which makes leaving the house difficult. No running late, no bumper-to-bumper traffic and no parking worries. Online counselling is also a great option for people who travel a lot. Business trips can be stressful and isolating which makes seeking professional support more important than ever. Having an established relationship with an online counsellor means you can talk to them about the issues you’re facing from any hotel room, anywhere in the world.
Online counselling works around you and your busy lifestyle. Attending counselling sessions during the day doesn’t suit people who work full-time and can be tricky for stay-at-home parents who don’t have a babysitter on hand. Online appointments are available until 9pm so you can relax at the end of a busy day and enjoy a counselling session in the comfort of your own home. It’s easy to book your appointment online and the session can be conducted via Skype, FaceTime or over the phone. Counselling via IM or email may also suit you if you are hearing impaired.
Online counselling offers greater anonymity. Counselling is such a personal experience and it’s important that you feel as safe and relaxed as possible. While the social stigma surrounding counselling and psychotherapy services has diminished, some people don’t feel comfortable about openly receiving therapy. They worry that they might bump into someone they know in the waiting room or feel uneasy sharing personal experiences in unfamiliar surroundings. Online Counselling allows you to share your thoughts and feelings in the familiar and secure environment of your home.
Online counselling can be better value for money than face to face counselling. Due to lower overheads online counsellors can charge lower rates for their services without any compromise on quality.