The benefits of using Skype

Online Skype counselling and telephone counselling are ideal ways for many individuals to seek confidential and professional support if, for whatever reasons, they cannot undergo treatment in a traditional, face-to-face setting. These methods of support are greatly effective and convenient, and are easily accessible with the use of your personal computer, your laptop, mobile, landline telephone, iPad or tablet.

Accessible 

Online Skype counselling and telephone counselling is accessible for you if you live in a remote area, if you have a young family, if you are housebound because you are a caregiver, if you have limited mobility due to being physically disabled, or if you are unable to leave your home due to mental health issues.

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Online Skype counselling and telephone counselling offer you a high level of privacy and offer you the option of remaining anonymous. If you are concerned about the stigma attached to mental health issues or you do not want your family or friends to be aware that you are having counselling, this method will greatly aid you with these concerns, due to not having to attend sessions at a clinic.

Easy and Convenient 

Online Skype counselling enables you to talk face-to-face, in real-time, anywhere in the world from your workplace or from the comfort of your own home. It is available 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Effective 

Research shows that the outcome for clients who have undertaken counselling via Skype counselling or telephone is similar to those who have had counselling in person.

Enables Consistency 

Online Skype counselling can provide you with access to regular counselling sessions, particularly if you are travelling, have been relocated to another country, live or work in a country where face-to-face therapy is unavailable or are facing language barriers in your local area.

Relaxed and in Control 

Clients who have had online Skype counselling have said that seeing a counsellor from their home or their office has helped them feel more relaxed and in control of the process. As a result, they have been able to discuss their thoughts and feelings more easily.

Time and Cost-effective

Online Skype counselling and telephone counselling save you time and money because you do not have to factor in the duration and the cost of travelling to and from your appointments.

Convenient 

For ease and convenience, you can book an appointment directly in the online diary. Your payment for the session can be made electronically and securely via PayPal.

“My brother visited Kerry Quigley on a weekly basis for several months during the latter part of 2013. He suffers from early diagnosed Alzheimer’s, but also lacks confidence in communication skills and displays a general naivety regarding relationships with friends and acquaintances. Kerry focused on his communication skills and worked through a series of building blocks, emphasising the areas which are particularly troublesome and distressing for him. During his sessions with Kerry he gained confidence, was more relaxed, and was able to address issues with her, which she handled with both professionalism and sensitivity. I spoke with her on many occasions during this time, and have nothing but total respect for her competent and sympathetic approach to her work.”

JudyMidlands, England

If you have an enquiry about the benefits of using Skype, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.