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Email Counselling

Anywhere. Any time.

Online Counselling by Email

Email Counselling

Do you enjoy reading and writing as a way of processing your experiences and emotions? Do you find it difficult to attend sessions in a particular location, or at a particular time? Are you open to considering a new way to experience therapy?

Benefits of Email Counselling

  • It is accessible at a time that suits you
  • It is accessible wherever you are 
  • You can give careful consideration to what you are needing to ask or express, and read over your email prior to sending
  • You can take your time to reflect, digest and re-ead the responses from your counsellor before responding
  • You can look back over old emails to get a sense of your growth and progress
  • It is accessible whether you are unwell, on holidays, or even in your lunch break at work
  • It is accessible if you have difficulty finding a quiet, private place for online talk therapy

As an accredited online counsellor with specialised training in all forms of online therapy, including email, I am well-equipped to support you in this way. 

Writing about your struggles, emotions, relational and life difficulties can be a cathartic experience that allows you the opportunity to release pent-up emotions and mind-cluttering thoughts. Receiving a therapeutic response from your counsellor provides the empathy, understanding and clarity that are not always accessible through other forms of writing.

Email therapy is particularly suitable for people who find it difficult to attend sessions in person due to time or geography restraints, as emails are written and responded to asynchronously. This allows you to write at a time that suits you, wherever you are. 

It is also beneficial for people who enjoy writing, reviewing and editing their thoughts, and having time for reflection before responding, as silence is naturally embedded into email counselling. 

Further, email counselling can be helpful for people who are housebound, having hearing difficulties, or experiencing social anxiety. Needless to say, it particularly suitable during the travel and social restrictions of Covid. 

How Does Email Counselling Work?

Sessions are conducted securely, via an encrypted email provider. One asynchronous email ‘session’ is a single email interaction between yourself and your counsellor, of up to approximately 1000 words. You will be able to write freely about your problems and difficulties, share your emotions and thoughts, and request feedback. You will receive a therapeutic response within 24-72 hours.

Options for email counselling include single sessions or discounted bundles and are paid upfront.

Step 1: Access the email booking form via the button below.

Step 2: New clients will need to sign and submit a counselling agreement and intake form, which can both be accessed via the booking form. This ensures you are giving your informed consent to receive email counselling from me and that we are both aware of the boundaries and arrangements.

Step 3:  Pay for a single session, or discounted multiple sessions.

Step 4: Send your email of up to 1000 words at a time that suits you.

Step 5: You will receive a therapeutic email response within 24-72 hours.

Want to Find Out More?

Book your complimentary 20-minute consultation to find out if I am the right therapist for you.

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