Skype and Telephone Counselling-Practical and Convenient
Both Skype and telephone counselling sessions are very practical and convenient ways of accessing professional help. They can be quite useful if is difficult to attend face-to-face appointments due to distance, work/childcare commitments, busy schedules, etc.
Skype (video call) is now a very popular medium for counselling that gives a similar experience to standard sessions, from the comfort of your home. You may be in a different city or country from your therapist, distance is no more a barrier!
Skype is a free software that is quick to download and can be conveniently accessed from your mobile, tablet or computer.
While many people like having their sessions via a video call, some prefer the added sense of anonymity offered by telephone counselling. Telephone counselling can be conducted via regular calls from mobiles, landline or through the internet by using Skype, WhatsApp or other applications.
“Having the sessions on telephone from the comfort of my home made it easier for me to open up. I would say to anyone who feels daunted by the idea of going to a new place, telephone counselling is a good first step and a very empowering one.” – A Telephone Client
Whether you opt for Skype, telephone or face-to-face sessions, useful resources and links are shared via email.
Benefits of Skype and Telephone Counselling
- Geographical location is not a barrier
- Saves travelling time and costs
- Connects quickly in seconds
- Can be accessed from different locations when needed.
- More flexibility with session times