Email Counselling

What is Email Counselling?

We will each send a password protected email of around 500 words, on a pre-agreed day, once a week (for example, I can expect an email from you by 6pm on a Wednesday and you can expect a reply by 6pm on a Friday).

When I receive your email, I will dedicate an hour to composing a response. You might want to do the same, or you might want to add to your email and edit it throughout the week.

The number of emails we intend to exchange can be agreed from the start and reviewed throughout the process.

You can write text only or work creatively e.g. by including images and links (click here for examples: Creative ideas for email counselling)

Why choose email counselling?

• You might feel that you express yourself better in the written word rather than verbally
• You might find face to face therapy intimidating or uncomfortable for a variety of reasons
• You might like to take more time over deciding what you want to say and how you want to say it
• You might like to take more time considering therapist responses and having them in writing to refer back to
• You might find this method fits around your life more easily and is more accessible
• You might like choosing when to attend to your emotional life rather than having to do this at a particular time and day each week
• You might feel more in control of the direction and pace of the sessions

Most issues that you might want to bring to traditional face to face counselling with me, can be brought to email counselling (however, there is an assessment process to ensure that I am the right professional for you and that email is the right medium for you).

What will I need?

• Access to a computer with adequate levels of security (I will provide you with further information about this)
• A secure, highly encrypted email account (I will provide you with further information about this)
• A private undisturbed space to write and read the emails

How do I start the process?

Click here to complete the secure web form or contact me on 07974 814978