People may recognise face-to-face therapy as the most common form of treatment, but there are many forms and types of therapy. Counselling and psychotherapy are totally individual, and what works for one person may not work for you.

An increasingly popular option is video-call counselling, which has proved to be much more effective than I imagined. I use Zoom, and this application works on your phone, tablet, or computer. Being able to see our facial expressions aids the therapeutic communication and connection. You’ll need to ensure that you are in a quiet, private space, but you can talk from your home, office, car (parked!), garden, or anywhere in the world.

Telephone counselling is also available. This can be a form of therapy in its own right, or used as a back-up if there are internet connectivity issues, or other problems in attending your session. 

In April 2020 I completed the CPD course: ‘How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer’ offered by the Open University and BACP.

“Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it”

Brené Brown