Online and telephone counselling
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Brian Turner BA (Hons.) (Dip Hyp CS, Adv. Dip. PsyC, Dip. CST, MASC CBT.)
23rd September, 20150 Comments
In the 21st century we are completely bombarded as a society with technology. We have telephones, mobile phones, emails, placing us in touch with the world 24/7.
Quite recently, the therapeutic world has evolved - it has now decided to embrace technology allowing for such services as 24 hour email counselling services and confidential telephone counselling to be born. This is a fantastic opportunity for all those people who wish to have the benefits of a counselling session, but have the convenience of doing it from anywhere in the world.
Time after time we are in a constant struggle with time. We either have too much of it or too little of it, and in a very busy working environment, it might not be convenient, or easy, to go out and get yourself some face-to-face therapy. That is one of the massive benefits of counselling by phone. You can pick up your phone, dial from a private location, it might be your own home, and actively participate in some telephone psychotherapy. Thus having all the benefits of a face-to-face session in the comfort of your own home.
If perhaps you travel to further locations, maybe internationally, it might be beneficial to email a therapist. Email is fast and convenient, and can be accessed worldwide. This is a massive bonus for people who participate in e-counselling. Also, you don't have to be tapped into computer to access your email, with the innovation of receiving your emails on your phone, you have an unlimited choice of how to access and respond to your therapist.
How does this technologically innovative therapeutic process work? It's simple, usually you make contact with your therapist, who will provide you with a contract for a certain number of sessions either by email or by phone. The industry standard is six, however you might have more or less depending upon the service in which you engage. You then enter into a counselling relationship, talking/typing through all of your problems, and finding resolutions to the issues that might be holding you back in your day-to-day life. Payment can also be made online, making it fast, easy and secure.
These are fantastic services which are available, which can be accessed by the greatest of all technophobes, right through to a computer genius; so, if you need help with a particular issue why not give it a try?
About the author
I am Brian Turner, and I use a variety of techniques to achieve successful results for all of my clients setting them free from unwanted behaviours and thoughts. If you intrested in exploring and resolving your issues please feel free to contact me for your free consultation.
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