Online Counselling is quickly becoming popular in Ireland ever since the Covid-19 outbreak. It’s not a new concept and people have been using it in many countries since the 1990s. Online counselling gives you all the benefits of traditional counselling, but from your own home. While some people prefer to see counsellors face-to-face, others like the freedom offered by the internet. You don’t need to leave your home, and you can pause the screen whenever you want. You never need to worry about transport or the weather.
Online Counselling Benefits
Ease of Access
With online counselling, you never need to worry about transport as you can log on via your phone, iPad, laptop, or computer from home. This means you won’t have to spend any additional time travelling or arranging childcare. You won’t need to try and find parking or, similarly, the office.
A lot of people find counselling to be intimidating, especially when they go for the first time. With online counselling, you will be more in control of things. You will be able to pause or disconnect the session whenever you want, you can leave the room whenever you want, and you won’t have to journey home. This is beneficial for anyone with anxiety.
As a result of the Covid-19 virus, a lot of people are naturally afraid of coming in contact with others or being out in public. In addition, by using online counselling, you can avoid any risks of exposure and any legal restriction that may be put into play, which could prevent travel. This can help others too.
We never record counselling sessions or keep digital records of your sessions. The exact same rules for confidentially apply online as in person. Our counsellors keep any notes taken in writing and under double lock and key. Our ethics and standards are in line the framework from Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.