Online Counselling for Ingatestone

Photo of Dr Eileen Ward, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Eileen Ward
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
I am an empathic counselling psychologist with more than 20 years experience in helping others achieve greater peace of mind regardless of the cause of your current situation. ​Therapy with me will allow you the time to be with yourself, your thoughts and feelings. I will help and encourage you to work things out so that you can process events and emotions in the presence of someone who is on your side and who will not criticise or judge.
I am an empathic counselling psychologist with more than 20 years experience in helping others achieve greater peace of mind regardless of the cause of your current situation. ​Therapy with me will allow you the time to be with yourself, your thoughts and feelings. I will help and encourage you to work things out so that you can process events and emotions in the presence of someone who is on your side and who will not criticise or judge.
01277 674224 View 01277 674224
Photo of Sally Charles, MBACP, Counsellor
Sally Charles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
Hi, I'm Sally. As a counsellor, and with over 22 years of experience working in the care industry, I can help you to explore any challenges that you are dealing with. I can support you to make positive changes in your life and to develop a greater sense of self identity which, will enable you to make the right choices for you and to find better coping strategies for the future. My counselling style is one of an integrated approach, which means that I draw from different approaches to enable me to best meet your needs.
Hi, I'm Sally. As a counsellor, and with over 22 years of experience working in the care industry, I can help you to explore any challenges that you are dealing with. I can support you to make positive changes in your life and to develop a greater sense of self identity which, will enable you to make the right choices for you and to find better coping strategies for the future. My counselling style is one of an integrated approach, which means that I draw from different approaches to enable me to best meet your needs.
01277 674903 View 01277 674903
Photo of Nathalie Macleod, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ingatestone CM4
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
01245 950892 View 01245 950892

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.