During a time of crisis or threat, as human beings we instinctively seek out the comfort and help of others. Navigating a global pandemic creates many challenges and distresses, including the necessary precaution to avoid contact with others.
This conflict of wants and needs makes it extremely difficult for us to receive proper emotional support, as we continue to socially distance and self isolate. As a result, we can feel isolated, stressed, and increasingly unable to cope.
Online Counselling provides a safe space where you can feel really supported and enabled to talk freely about whatever is going on for you. Whilst this approach is different from a face to face session, it is still very effective and is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.
As an experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist at A Time For You Reiki & Counselling, Swindon, I will support you during this difficult time whilst you make sense of your thoughts, your feelings and your situation.
Why choose Online Counselling?
During these difficult times, many people won't feel comfortable attending a face to face session, which is completely understandable. With online counselling, you can still experience all the many benefits of counselling from the safety and comfort of your own home.
Online counselling is currently the safest way to have therapy. Not having to worry about going out in public, wearing a face mask, or coming into close contact with others can be a huge relief for many, especially if you are vulnerable or shielding. Leaving our homes can bring the current situation into sharp focus, so having the option to receive the help you need from a distance is incredibly beneficial.
Counselling helps with many different issues and concerns. I can help you with symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, low mood, low self esteem and lack of confidence. Perhaps you are trying to cope with the bereavement of a person or have suffered another kind of loss such as the breakdown of a relationship or financial loss. Maybe you would like some help to cope with whatever is going on in you life, whether it is directly related to the pandemic or not.
If you have had difficult or traumatic experiences to cope with during your life, you may feel that with support, you are ready to look at them, lay them to rest and move on. Equally, you may feel a little lost and just need some help to get yourself back on track or perhaps you don't really know where to start and feel anxious about talking to someone about your problems.
Benefits of Online Counselling
● Therapy from the comfort and safety of home
● Confidential, professional expertise
● A positive, trusting, safe relationship
● Feel accepted and understood
● Feel enabled to talk about your difficulties
● Deepen your self understanding
● Identify faulty thinking and self limiting beliefs
● Help to clarify what is wrong
● Release old traumas, so you can move on
● Feel empowered to make the changes you want to
● Improve your wellbeing and your life
Anxiety & Panic
Low Mood & Depression
Separation & Divorce
Bereavement & Loss
Miscarriage & Fertility Problems
Confidence & Low Self Esteem
Bullying & Abuse
What kind of Counselling do I offer?
My core training was a mixture of Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT. This means that the kind of counselling I offer integrates this range of theoretical approaches, depending on your individual needs, during each session.
I work in a person centred way which means that I will offer you empathy, acceptance, valuing and congruence - these core conditions foster a safe environment for you to explore your experiences, your thoughts and your feelings and empower you to make the changes that you want to.
CBT helps you to understand how your thoughts, feelings, physical feelings and behaviours are all interconnected and impact on each other. The learning you can gain from this approach will help you to identify any negative automatic thinking patterns which will be causing negative emotional and physical feelings and negative behaviours such as the avoidance of doing certain things. CBT will enable you to identify, evaluate and change dysfunctional thinking patterns and behaviours so that therapeutic changes in your feelings and physical body can then occur.
Psychodynamic counselling based in psychoanalysis fosters emotional growth. By looking at your past experiences and significant relationships we can identify your emotional and behavioural patterns and bring them into your conscious awareness. This will enable you to become more self aware have more freedom to consciously make the changes that you want to.
How can I have Online Counselling?
Depending on the technology you are most comfortable with, there are many ways we can connect during our online sessions.
Most of the time, I connect with clients using:
Facetime (Apple devices only e.g. iPhone, iPad)
Whatsapp Video Call
I can also offer counselling sessions over the phone if you prefer.
Interested in Online Counselling at A Time For You?
I am an accredited and registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the BACP with over 14 years experience of working with individuals, couples and therapeutic groups in a variety of settings.
Counselling is always at the heart of what I do, but by incorporating other treatments and techniques I can offer my own unique combination of therapies to effectively help clients to feel better on all levels.
A Time For You, Counselling & Reiki Swindon