Online counselling

What is counselling?

Counselling is a professional relationship process that develops between a counsellor and a client.  It is a therapeutic relationship that is characterised by empathy and acceptance, meaning you are guided and assisted towards creating a life that is more positive and satisfying for you at a pace that you determine.  As every one of us is unique so too is each counselling relationship.  

Is counselling for you?

Each of us desires a life of meaning & purpose – one where we feel mostly fulfilled, empowered and resourceful. We also all long to be able to cope, manage & adapt creatively to life’s vicissitudes yet often we need some help developing these capacities.  A lot of the clients who gravitate to me are interested in their personal growth, self-healing and raising of their consciousness.  And, while each person who comes to me has their unique counselling needs, these needs tend to be predominantly concerned with the following:

  • Addressing and resolving specific problems, often related to issues with self-worth and self-care.
  • Making difficult and important life decisions.
  • Coping with crisis, developmental milestones, and life transitions.
  • Learning more adaptive ways to deal with emotions associated with everyday living.
  • Developing personal insights and enhancing self-knowledge.
  • Working through feelings that arise from past trauma.
  • Processing grief from endings of relationships and the loss of loved ones or longed for life experiences.
  • Working through painful emotional experiences related to relationships with others. 
  • Learning enhanced relationship and intimacy skill-sets, including conflict management.

What is online counselling?

Online counselling offers us an opportunity to meet using a video call that allows us to connect from wherever we are.  The main benefit of this approach is that it grants us both the freedom to be almost anywhere in the world as long as we have good internet connection.  For some, other benefits include the time and energy saved in driving to and from a session, the flexibility that it grants (I’ve had more than one session with a client who is sitting in their car due to time issues!), and the comfort of not having to leave their home.  For others, accessing mental health practitioners in their geographical location is challenging and so online counselling gives them greater choice when looking for a counsellor who works for them. 

Is online counselling different from face to face counselling?

Yes and no. While talking across a digital interface can take some time getting used to, after just a few sessions the online aspect fades into the background and has little influence on the actual counselling process.

As the intensity of uncertainty associated with modern living increases, more and more people are turning to online therapy. This is because the need to meet face-to-face has lost its primacy when weighed up alongside the practicality that online sessions offer. This has become especially so with the existence of Covid-19. 

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about any aspect of the process.

What is the investment? 

Individuals:     R500/50 minute session or R2550/6 sessions of 50 minutes each.

Couples:     R700/90 minute session or R3200/6 sessions of 90 minutes each.

Emotional Support Group:    R500/month for 4 or 5 sessions of 90 minutes.