Online Counselling for Sandwich

Photo of Viv Botting, MBACP, Counsellor
Viv Botting
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13
I am a highly qualified and experienced professional specialising in working with adults and young people. I offer support with a wide range of issues around bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma and relationships. If you are an adult/young person (14 years+) looking for someone kind who will listen to you without judgement and make you feel valued and supported, I can help you to identify your needs in a safe and confidential space and support your personal growth.
I am a highly qualified and experienced professional specialising in working with adults and young people. I offer support with a wide range of issues around bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma and relationships. If you are an adult/young person (14 years+) looking for someone kind who will listen to you without judgement and make you feel valued and supported, I can help you to identify your needs in a safe and confidential space and support your personal growth.
01304 796925 View 01304 796925
Photo of Craig Abex, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Craig Abex
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.
01304 796956 View 01304 796956
Photo of Angela Mary Curwen, MBACP, Counsellor
Angela Mary Curwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13
Working as an integrative counsellor I have experience of working with clients living with: Anxiety, Depression, Childhood & Adult Trauma, Personality Disorder, Neurodiversity Including Autism and ADHD, Struggles with Self-Belief, Self Esteem & Self Confidence. I am an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred perspective. This means that I believe you are the best expert in yourself and this will be the basis of our work together. ​ ​
Working as an integrative counsellor I have experience of working with clients living with: Anxiety, Depression, Childhood & Adult Trauma, Personality Disorder, Neurodiversity Including Autism and ADHD, Struggles with Self-Belief, Self Esteem & Self Confidence. I am an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred perspective. This means that I believe you are the best expert in yourself and this will be the basis of our work together. ​ ​
01304 796831 View 01304 796831
Photo of Erica Monks - Elm Pet Bereavement Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Elm Pet Bereavement Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13
My name is Erica and I specialise in pet bereavement counselling. I particularly focus on addressing the often-overlooked grief that comes with pet loss. Many people, including employers, may devalue this grief, making it even harder to cope with. This can lead to feelings of shame and the need to hide your true emotions. In our sessions, I offer a safe, judgement-free space where you can honour your family member and work through your grief without feeling ashamed.
My name is Erica and I specialise in pet bereavement counselling. I particularly focus on addressing the often-overlooked grief that comes with pet loss. Many people, including employers, may devalue this grief, making it even harder to cope with. This can lead to feelings of shame and the need to hide your true emotions. In our sessions, I offer a safe, judgement-free space where you can honour your family member and work through your grief without feeling ashamed.
01304 808360 View 01304 808360
Photo of Georgina Rollins-Gaughran - GSRG, BACP, Counsellor
GSRG
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13
I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Gestalt therapy and compassion-based therapy, both of which guide my practice in fostering self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal growth.
I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Gestalt therapy and compassion-based therapy, both of which guide my practice in fostering self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal growth.
01304 796962 View 01304 796962

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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.