Types of Counselling Available
*Please note that due to Covid-19 face to face sessions are currently suspended*
I offer counselling for young people (13+) and adults
Face to Face Counselling
Please note that due to Covid-19 face to face sessions are currently suspended. Once things are safe again in future I will re-open my private practice rooms in Maidstone, Kent. Please contact me if you would like to be informed when this happens.
Online Video Counselling
Online video apps such as Zoom and Skype allow counselling to now be even more accessible from the comfort of your own home. Zoom is a secure and encrypted platform. Not confident with technology? No problem; I can talk you through getting set up with a free initial 20 minute session. After that each session will be scheduled weekly and last for 50 minutes. Working in a very similar way to face to face counselling, video calls allow the creation of a visual safe space where you can express yourself without fear of judgement.
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Online Audio Counselling
Working in the same way as video sessions clients are able to choose to disable the camera on their online Zoom or Skype apps. Some people find the thought of online video calls unnerving and this option can work well in these cases. Audio sessions are scheduled weekly and last for 50 minutes.
Online Instant Messaging Counselling
I believe that counselling should be accessible to everyone and for this reason I offer online instant messaging sessions for clients who do not feel comfortable with video and audio calls or who are unable to have the privacy to speak freely at home. Using an online instant messaging platform (again via secure apps such as Zoom) clients are able to access counselling with an exchange of messages back and forth for the duration of a normal 50 minute session. I am open to exploring other messaging apps that clients are already familiar and comfortable with, however the security of those platforms may need to be considered.
The cheapest and most flexible option I can offer is via email counselling. Emails are scheduled to be sent and received once or twice a week on set days. For example if the client was to send me an email by the Wednesday each week I would reply on the Friday and so forth. Email counselling enables the client to have flexibility to find the time and privacy to sit down and engage with their thoughts and feelings. Writing in itself is also a valuable therapeutic tool.