You want to be the best version of yourself. You want to feel connected to others, in touch with your feelings and control your emotions.
You want to feel that the future will be positive.
But there’s a problem:
You’re finding it difficult to make it to counselling appointments right now.
Perhaps you’re homebound due to physical limitations or illness. Maybe you’re worried about privacy. Or there isn’t any time in your busy schedule to go across town for a counselling appointment.
Yet you must take care of your mental health.
That’s why I offer online counselling so you can begin that healing journey from the comfort of your own home or office.
In today’s digital world, it’s easier than ever to access quality mental health therapy from wherever you have an internet connection or a quiet place to use a phone.
I have been practising online counselling for a while now and found it just as valuable as in person counselling.
Research on the effectiveness of online counselling also supports my finding. Clients benefit just as much from online counselling as they do from meeting with their counsellors.
More convenient counselling options, including location, time, no driving, etc.
Reduces the overall cost and time of therapy due to not having to drive to and from an office.
Increased availability of services to homebound clients, clients with limited mobility, and clients without convenient transportation options.
How it works:
- 1Wait for my call or use the link provided
When I provide phone/video-counselling sessions, I will call you at our scheduled time or send you a link for our secure and confidential video session.
- 2Be prepared and focused
I expect that you are available at our scheduled time and are prepared, focused and engaged in the session. I am calling you from a private location where I am the only person in the room.
- 3Protect your privacy
You also need to be in a private location where you can speak openly without being overheard or interrupted by others to protect your confidentiality. If you choose to be in a place where people or others can hear you, I cannot be responsible for protecting your privacy. Every effort MUST be made on your part to protect your privacy.
Why Online Counselling Works
Online Counselling because:
- You get the same benefits as face-to-face counselling, which are:
- Someone who will listen to you in an unbiased, objective manner.
- Someone who will support you.
- Someone who has been through several years of counselling themselves as part of their training.
- Someone who has studied and learnt about mental health and how best to maintain it even during times of crisis.
- You may also find it easier to open up to me over the phone or video conference.
- You may feel more comfortable being honest and exploring your feelings.
During times of stress such as now, you may feel that counselling is not possible, but it is.
If you've any questions, please feel free to reach out to me on 01733 639 040 or schedule an appointment using my online booking calendar.
" Has been and still continues to be a great help in dealing with all kinds of issues and hard times."
Online Therapy is Convenient
Online therapy allows you to meet with a therapist on a secure video platform. I use a platform like Skype or Zoom, only more secure, so you can ensure your confidentiality is protected. You do not need to log in and no account or password is required.
I believe you deserve to find support through counselling, no matter your situation or where you live.
Your Privacy is Paramount
You may be thinking of attending online counselling but are worried about whether the conferencing platform could be hacked and the contents of your conversations leaked.
I understand this concern.
I always use Doxy.me a secure video platform. You can join Doxy from your phone, tablet, or computer. Doxy is a HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliant software and adheres to all their guidelines. HIPPA is the strictest regulation globally and is designed to protect patient confidentiality.
Put another way, I take your privacy seriously whether we’re meeting online or in person.
I specialise in providing online counselling for a number of areas.
ONLINE ANXIETY COUNSELLING
If you're suffering from anxiety, don't worry, online counselling works really well for anxiety treatment. Over the past couple of years, we've gained extensive experience offering anxiety treatment online. We're able to work with people all over the country who often have severe anxiety, including phobias, OCD and panic attacks. Our approach combines CBT techniques with a full exploration of your particular circumstance.
online anger management
There are a lot of online anger management courses out there, and we provide the same theoretical knowledge you would get with a class combined with counselling that is bespoke to your needs. Anger Management is not just about learning techniques but about exploring your anger triggers and why you may have developed excessive anger over time.
MINDFULNESS ONLINE COUNSELLING
Mindfulness is an approach to life that encourages you to be aware of your thoughts. It recognises that your thoughts happen to you, and you have no control over them, but you do have control over your secondary thoughts, i.e. your thoughts about your thoughts. Mindfulness-based online counselling will introduce some mindfulness techniques while encouraging a full exploration of your life situation.
A Note About Location
I am a UK trained counsellor. I'm registered with a UK Counselling Accreditation Body and work from the UK. This is important as I operate under UK law, and I'm held accountable here. Many online counselling services are American or have therapists from around the world.
This may not be a problem for you. Still, you might want to consider whether there are any cultural or time differences and what you would do if you felt your therapist mistreated you.
Although Online Counselling Is Appropriate For Mental Health Concerns, It Is Not Appropriate For Clients Experiencing A Severe Crisis. If You Currently have Suicidal Thoughts, Please Seek Help Immediately By Calling The Samaritans At 116 123 Or Contacting Them By Email Or Letter. If You Are Having An Acute Mental Health Crisis, Please Go To Your Local A&E department.
Online Counselling Qualifications
I'm a qualified counsellor and mindfulness teacher. I've had 5 years of training and several years of experience. I am doing my doctoral research into Counsellor Experience of Using Online Therapy.
I have a relaxed, informal style and don't insist on completing any paperwork.
I have several years experiencing working online and use a secure online counselling platform.
I am based in the UK and registered with a UK counselling accreditation body.
I enjoy working online and I'm passionate about helping people through this medium.
Matt is very professional, knowledgeable and a great listener. Matt allows you to explore how you feel in your own time without any pressure or judgement. Therapy was the best decision I made.
ABI THOMPSON, ONLINE CLIENT
Matt has been a fantastic support to me and continues to be so. Listens non-judgementally and helps arrive at solutions, very knowledge on lots of areas. Would highly recommend to anyone.
LEE ARMAND, ONLIne Client