Affordable Virtual Counselor
Sometimes it is simply not possible for you to come to a therapist or for a therapist / counselor to come to you. In this case, email counselling (virtual counselling) can be the solution. Virtual counseling occurs through an exchange of emails between you and the mental health professional. You will typically start virtual counseling by describing your problem to the counsellor. You will then be asked a series of questions, and your answers will lead to an ongoing dialogue.
There are several advantages to virtual counseling. First, it is extremely flexible. You can do it on your own schedule and from any location with email access. You will also have the written email responses to read as many times as you want and think about before you respond. This form of counselling is also ideal if you are uncomfortable revealing yourself in a face-to-face situation. Having a computer screen between you and your therapist can enable you to be more open. If you are more comfortable writing than speaking, or if you have a speech impairment, email counselling can be a great solution.
Although virtual counselling can assist you with a number of concerns such as depression, eating disorders, bullying, PTSD, insomnia and many other concerns, it also comes with a few limitations. Some people rely heavily on body language and nonverbal communication and find it easy to misinterpret email. It can be difficult to accurately perceive tone and emotions from the written word.
You can be assured that your virtual sessions will remain private and confidential. We communicate through Hushmail, which is an encrypted, web-based email service that is password-protected.
2 x Virtul counseling session (includes a question email)
3x Virtual counseling sessions (includes a question email)