Counselling and psychotherapy can provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can open up and explore what’s going on for you. You might want to focus on something very specific, or you might not be sure what it is that you need. Whatever the reason that you’ve found my website, counselling can probably help you feel better, or help you get in touch with your emotions. Often the changes you make may be small, but can still significantly improve your life.
Online therapy can be a good option if you find it difficult to keep a regular appointment, if you travel a lot, or if you have a mobility problem or a disability which would make it difficult for you to get to face to face counselling. If you haven’t tried therapy before, and are comfortable using a computer, online counselling might be an easier first step – where you don’t feel so self-conscious – if you find the idea of sitting in front of someone you don’t know a bit scary.
Among other things, I can help you with
- Grief and loss
- Learning to live with a long term condition
- Anger management
- Stress at work
- Life changes
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
- Loss of purpose or meaning
If you aren’t used to using a computer and don’t like expressing yourself through text or writing, then online text-based counselling probably isn’t for you. Online counselling differs from face to face counselling in that we don’t have the same clues from body language, tone of voice, facial expressions, etc – so I usually remind clients of this when we start working together, and will ask you to tell me if you think I’ve misunderstood you.
If you are struggling with acute or chronic mental illness then the online counselling environment isn’t appropriate; you are more likely to get the level of contact and support you need through face to face therapy.
Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions by emailing LucyHyde@protonmail.com