Telephone and Email Counselling
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Sally Klinkenborg, (MNCS (Acc.), Ad Prof Dip PC, MBACP
13th March, 2013
The aim of counselling is to establish a therapeutic relationship in which the client achieves personal growth. This self-awareness can facilitate positive change through a deeper understanding of oneself.
This aim can also be achieved via telephone or email counselling. This method is a realistic option for those people who have little spare time to commit to face to face counselling. However, it will still require a regular commitment in order to achieve results.
Face to face contact is always preferable, as body language, tone and pitch of voice and appearance are all instrumental when conveying a message. Therefore, it is advisable to supplement telephone or email counselling with occasional face to face counselling sessions.
As the written word can be equally as powerful as the spoken word, telephone or email counselling can be very effective in resolving common issues such as anxiety, depression and grieving following a bereavement.
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