Having counselling remotely via phone or video call

Having counselling remotely via phone or video call

Over the next weeks and months we will be highlighting some of the specific services that are offered at Rainbow Counselling, in addition to usual one-to-one therapy. (N.B. Check out Jane’s blog post from April which describes some more about how Coaching can help you).

Having counselling remotely via phone or video callThis week we are looking at remote counselling, which might take place over the phone or via a platform such as Zoom or Skype. We are becoming all too familiar these days with remote ways of working and fortunately counselling can work remotely too, offering real benefits in terms of flexibility especially. Remote counselling may also suit you if mobility is an issue and getting out of the house can pose a challenge.

We wanted to highlight a few extra considerations to bear in mind when speaking with your counsellor remotely, perhaps some things you may not have considered. Think about whether you might be overheard and how you can minimise the chances of this. Be aware that strong thoughts and emotions can be stirred by counselling and this can be a strange experience in your own home, without the special trip out you might normally take to see your counsellor. Consider ‘rituals’ to end the session for yourself such as jotting down your reflections or doing some stretches.

Finding what works for you can mean that you can really make the most of what remote counselling has to offer. And of course, don’t forget to charge up that device in advance!! For more info please visit our: Remote Counselling Service page >

Remember support is out there! You are not alone. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our counsellors today.