Untitled design (2)Skype is a fantastic way to connect with a counselling service, not only is it convenient but a great way to obtain help and support at a distance.

What is Skype?

It is a free to download video calling facility that can be downloaded quickly via the link provided below, this will allow you to make video calls from your computer, laptop or tablet all you need is a webcam and a microphone, these are normally already within most modern devices.

https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

What are the benefits of using counselling via Skype?

For some it may just be down to convenience, if you struggle to find time to fit a counselling session into your busy schedule then this is an effective way of receiving support from the comfort of your own home.  You can now choose a therapist who is suited to your own needs rather than being limited by where you live.

Skype counselling is also cost effective because it is done from the comfort of your own home, therefore there are no additional travelling costs and time taken out to reach your counselling session, all you have to do is switch your computer on, log into your Skype account at the allotted session time in the privacy of your own home (even with a cuppa) and you are ready to go, being in familiar surroundings also helps you feel more comfortable and in control while discussing issues with your counsellor.

Choosing to have counselling via Skype also means that you have your counsellor in your pocket, as you decide where and when its convenient, so if you are travelling away with work then there’s no reason why you can’t take your counsellor with you! But this service also benefits those that struggle to leave home whether you are housebound, live in a remote area or have issues with childcare you are now able to access a counselling service.

How do I know it will be right for me?

I would advise that you book a FREE 15 minute consultation via Skype so that you can see how you feel within this setting, this type of counselling isn’t for everyone and I would advise against it if you are in serious crisis and needing additional support.

Are there any other areas that I should consider?

There may be a loss of connection if the internet signal isn’t strong enough, if the session cannot continue then the remainder of the session will be rescheduled at a convenient time for both.