Current conditions have made it difficult to connect with clients face to face, but the good news is that we can still connect online. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social disconnection.
Online counselling is just like a face to face session, we will be able to see and hear each other, we just won’t be in the same room.
Talking can Help
Talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist can be really helpful if you feel you are struggling to cope with current restrictions. Your therapist will understand how you are feeling, and be able to empathise with you, as we are all sharing the same experience.
It can be comforting to know that your reactions to stress are normal, and are shared by many others. We all have our own ways of dealing with situations that are overwhelming. Some of us react by shutting down and closing ourselves off, both physically and emotionally. Others might find themselves acting out, struggling with feelings of restlessness, anger and aggression.
If you feel you are struggling, or your behaviours are affecting others around you, then it’s OK to ask for help. Making the decision to seek support takes courage, and a readiness to allow yourself to work on creating change.
Benefits of Online Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Privacy – no-one needs to know that you are seeing a counsellor
- It can be easier to talk when you are in a familiar space
- You can choose a therapist of your choice, doesn’t have to be geographically close
- Convenient – stay at home, no travel
- Fit in with busy work schedules
What you Need
- Reliable internet connection
- Device with microphone and camera
- Private space where you won’t be interrupted or overheard
- zoom or Skype downloaded onto your device
We can also have a session by phone if you prefer, but security cannot necessarily be guaranteed.
Accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am an accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Most of my professional supervision and personal therapy have been done online. This suits me, as I am comfortable in my own space, and am able to work with therapists of my choice who are geographically distant.
I have also recently completed training in offering Counselling and Psychotherapy services online. Privacy and confidentiality is ensured with encrypted platforms of Skype and zoom.
If you are struggling, it’s OK to ask for help. Call me on 0474 095 432 for a free 15 minute chat. Longer consultations are available, and can be offered by phone, or via Skype or Zoom if you have internet access, while we are social distancing.
- You might be covered for Counselling sessions under your NDIS plan. Please talk to your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner.
- If you have a child aged 0 – 6 and you have concerns with their behaviour and/or early development, you may be eligible to receive parenting support from the NDIS through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program.
I am not able to offer an emergency service. For crisis support contact the following: