I started to offer online counseling when my childhood friend who lived in England contacted me with the need to find a more affordable counselor in her own language. Although I couldn’t have treated her, she couldn’t stress enough how this kind of counseling would be welcome to many.
I decided to give it a try and was surprised by the response from many Slovenians around the world. Now I am offering online counseling also in English language. I got a lot of positive feedback from my client working also as an online counselor. Which encouraged me that this is the way to go. MORE HERE
Above you can read about pros and cons of online counseling and also for who online counseling is for. In general online counseling is suitable for many. If you have doubts if it is the right form for your problem, we can determine that in Introduction meeting.
PROS AND CONS OF ONLINE COUNSELING
|Available for all who have internet (accessible). Especially good for remote locations where qualified professional help is unavailable or limited.||No face-to face contact, which some people find important.|
|You can have session in any location, no matter in which country you are. MORE HERE||Counselor can miss some non-verbal communication signals.|
|No cost and time spend on transportation.||Possible technical issues (most therapist have agreement what to do in that case).|
|Some people feel more comfortable working with a therapist who is not from the same town as they.||It is a relatively new and growing area with limited scientific research.|
|You don’t have to miss your session if you are sick.|
FOR WHO IS ONLINE COUNSELING SUITABLE?
|Anxiety (any type-panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety) MORE HERE||People with severe mental disorder (psychosis, schizophrenia)|
|Depression (limited)||Severe depression with serious suicidal tendencies|
|Problems in relationships||People who are currently addicted|
|Obsessive compulsive disorder||Minors|
If at any time you feel uncomfortable working through Skype, I would encourage you to talk to your therapist about that. You may find that Skype counseling is not for you, which is OK. There are many different counseling options that your current counselor can help you find.
In my work I have introduction session and after that 5 counseling sessions where we get to know each other better. In this 5 sessions you will see how you feel working through Skype and with me. Also I will see if we are a fit, and if Skype counseling is appropriate for your kind of problem.
How effective is online counseling? MORE HERE.
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