Let me reassure you ... that the human connectedness of an experienced counsellor transcends the digital divide.
When face to face counselling is not available, or limits your access to quality or specialised services, online or video counselling is a wonderful secure alternative.
Often people simply prefer online video counselling - here’s just a few of their reasons:
They don’t have to travel - that saves time and money.
They can’t access a relationship specialist where they live.
Rural people finally have equal access to quality therapy.
They can remain in the comfort and privacy of their home.
They don’t have to organise babysitters or care providers.
Couples, family members or work colleagues can be in different localities and still access the joint session.
It provides physically safe boundaries in acrimonious situations.
A video recording can be made for the participants to review and gain further therapeutic understanding of what might be playing into their challenges.
People with disabilities, on an NDIS plan, or who are house bound can still access the comfort of quality counselling.
For some people this just feels a safer way for them to go near vulnerable feelings or traumatic events, where they can experience a greater sense of control of their immediate environment.
Some people need to be sure they are not publicly recognised attending counselling.
These are just some of the reasons to enjoy the benefits of counselling via the wonders of digital media. There’s a whole new world waiting for you out there.