What is Online Counseling and Coaching?
You may have heard it being called by other names such as internet counseling, internet therapy, cyber counselling or remote counseling. Basically Online Counseling and Couching occurs when you and the counselor engage in a therapeutic conversation on the internet in real time using a platform like Skype.
In recent years, due to the effectiveness and convenience, online Counseling has grown enormously. In fact, it, has now become a common practice preferred by both clients and therapist. It has been praised for bridging the gap that exist with traditional face to face therapy around issues such accessibility, convenience, affordability.
Benefits of Online Counseling and Coaching
Web counseling is easily accessible to all those who wish to use it. Online Counseling and Coaching overcomes barriers that may preclude others from seeking therapy.
Those that are physically disabled or unable to leave their home can also easily access such services with little inconvenience. Those that have visual and hearing impairment can also benefit from such services. Web counseling is also effective in encouraging children and teenagers to receive therapy as they seem to be more comfortable using the internet.
Online Counseling and Coaching is convenient. Both the therapist and the client have the convenience of corresponding with each other at a time of their choosing. This style of therapy can take away the hassle of scheduling and setting appointments more common in traditional settings..Individuals who are ambivalent about therapy or who may be uncomfortable with traditional models of therapy usually find online counseling more suitable. Experience has shown that those who are uncomfortable with face to face therapy find online therapy an easier way to discuss woes- social discomforts, agoraphobias and anxieties.
For those who feel uncomfortable being seen in a therapist ´s office that uneasiness is avoided with online counseling. The patient is seen and heard in private without having to visit a counseling centre. Counseling then takes on a different image when it is carried out online in your own home. The client does not have to worry about being seen by fellow patients, or the administrative staff or just anyone- perhaps a coworker or a neighbor – walking into the centre. Online counseling clearly offers the client a non-social stigma setting and this can prompt the client to seek assistance when he or she might otherwise have hesitated.
The absence of face contact can also prompt clients to communicate more openly without concern for bias of race, gender, age of physical appearance… This leads to an increased level of honesty and willingness to talk about personal problems. The internet clearly offers a non-threatening level of anonymity.
How Does Online Coaching and Counseling work?
As with traditional Counseling and Coaching, each online session last one hour and bookings are essential, but the difference is that we will be using Skype to have our session in real time.
Prior to the appointment and payment with your credit card or debit card through PayPal will be required. Payments are made in US dollars and if the payment is in a foreign currency, the total cost will be automatically converted to the equivalent US dollars amount at the time of purchase. Once the payment is make, an email will be sent to you to confirm that your payment it has gone through successfully and I will be in contact with you to confirm the day and time for the session, and to give you all the details needed to use Skype.