Online Counselling & Psychotherapy

I don’t know what’s going on with me…

Sometimes, for no discernible reason we can feel down or hopeless or alone – while it is usual to occasionally feel this way, sometimes this becomes the predominate state in which we find ourselves.

When this happens, we often ask ourselves ‘why?’ and we look for ways to make ourselves feel better. Therapy can help – we may never get to know the ‘why’ these things happen but together, client and therapist can work to gain a better understanding of what is going on so that we may make insightful choices about how our lives can be.

Childhood Trauma

For some people the resonances of childhood trauma continue to haunt them, although arguably the conversations around mental health and the abuse some of us suffer in childhood are becoming more open, it is still a taboo subject and a source of shame.  Counselling can offer a space that is safe.


Counselling and psychotherapy can offer the opportunity to examine patterns and difficulties in relationships, and together client and therapist can examine new ways of interacting with others, either romantically, at work, with family members of whomever.

Working with young people

Young people are, in these modern times, put under far more pressure than any generation before, they are expected to over-achieve, behave impeccably and navigate a hyper-sexualised world and social media and technology that seems to bring out the worst in many people.  Regular therapy sessions can provide a space away from all of these pressures and help to work through difficulties.

If you are a young person and wish to refer for a service, you will need a parent, Guardian or a professional to refer you, the fees are discounted.  Normally an assessment session with a parent or guardian will proceed any ongoing sessions.

How does online therapy work?

In principle it is the same as working face to face, we meet at the same time on a weekly basis and as a client, you would talk about the things that are currently on your mind and the issues you wish to address.

There are some real advantages to working online, including, convenience – it can happen at a time and place that works best for you.  Its cheaper – without the overhead of room hire, I can discount my fees and you can be guaranteed of my full attention, a screen and a noise cancelling headphones allow me as therapist to be in a space that is fully about you.

Do I need to prepare for online therapy?

Not as such, but it is worth making sure that each week you have a quiet space where you can be alone and uninterrupted for 50 minutes, a good working internet link, and I would strongly encourage the purchase of a decent pair of headphones with inbuilt microphone  – (I have found that the wireless ones work best).

It’s also worth creating some time before and after your session, for reflection, ‘decompression’ and allow your emotions to settle before going about the rest of your day – this happens naturally as a part of face-to-face therapy as there are journeys to/from the consulting room which allow for reflection and ‘decompression’.

Working online instead of face to face in the consulting room doesn’t differ massively but there are a few considerations you need to think about before deciding to go ahead with ongoing sessions – for some people they work online all day and don’t want to have any further ‘virtual’ interaction and some people prefer seeing a therapist face to face – being in therapy is as different experience for each individual as anything else.