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Online Therapy Service

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Professional Online Therapy

Looking for an experienced professional, confidential and supportive online therapist to help you recover or make changes

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Whatever your worries whatever your pain therapy could help you live again

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Whatever your worries whatever your pain therapy could help you live again

Online Therapist Adrian Yates at work

Adrian diplomas are in hypnotherapy counselling/psychotherapy

Adrian Yates has been a therapist for almost sixteen years and became a full-time online therapist in 2011

starting therapy can be a big step?

I understand that talking to a therapist is sometimes a very difficult step to take, it may have taken years for you to find the courage to even think about having therapy, although it can seem stressful talking about the past, it can also be a very empowering personal journey that can start and enhance the healing process.

Just like everyone else, you can experience, challenging or upsetting situations at any stage in life, sometimes these experiences can lead to further ongoing conflicted feelings, behaviours and distressing emotions, people can agonize over them for many years before managing to find the courage to start therapy and talk about them.

My Promise to you

The first session is free, and you can decide not to pay for any session if you are not happy with the result. I am confident that you will understand that this promise shows that I care about your right to decide for yourself what you think of the service. I only send an invoice after the second session has ended, you will receive a payment request and you can then decide to continue if you wish. If you do not pay then therapy ends at that point, all I ask is that you inform me of your choice and the payment request is then cancelled.

Online therapy

Starting Therapy

This may be your first-time starting therapy or just the first time you have experienced therapy online, I understand that this can be a stressful time for most people and I do my best to reduce any anxiety when possible, that’s why I have set up this online service to be as stress free as I can.

You can choose between the two options of using sound only, or use video for sound and vision while having online therapy, using video or just using voice is your choice, this service does not provide therapy with chat or via email, but you can ask questions over chat or chat before starting the free session to clarify any questions you may have.
Not forgetting you can always change your mind at any time.

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Free session

You need time to discover if this therapy service is right for you at no cost, the first session is free.

Variable prices

You can pay a rate that is affordable or reduce the normal rate if finances become difficult.

Ethics & Ethos

Ethics in therapy is an important structure that helps to keep boundaries in place.

The first step

If you would like to book a session the next step will be to arrange an online therapy session, it is good to keep in mind that therapy is not an interrogation, not wanting to talk about difficult personal areas in the first session not a problem. It is perfectly okay to say no to a question, in fact it is an effective way to build your own autonomy.

A good therapist will understand that it can take time to build trust and I always try my best to encourage my clients to be independent and do what is best for them, don’t worry if you feel unable to talk, in some cases it can take time to build up the therapeutic relationship to a point that will allow you to talk about your more challenging personal experiences and difficult emotions or topics.

The therapy session is your space to do what feels right, you can use swear words and cuss if you feel like it and talk about anything that you find important. You can take charge of the session and start topics or talking points any time you want, or just go with the flow.

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Time is relative

How fast someone can process thoughts feelings and past experiences in therapy will depend on a number of complicated personal characteristics. Everyone is different and how long therapy takes depends on the person involved and the strength of the therapist client relationship. The old saying is still true, it will take the time it needs.

Staying Anonymous
Online therapy

People having therapy online can remain hidden from the therapist by only using voice chat and not using video, and to make it more private use a throw away email address and payment card to hide your identity. For some people staying anonymous is a choice that feels safer and less stressful when talking about personal issues.

You could argue that people that have online therapy while still being anonymous and hidden from view, do not need the same level of trust and can talk more openly about difficult or embarrassing topics knowing that their identity is anonymous.

Therapy Session Choice

Online therapy

This may be your first-time starting therapy or just the first time you have experienced therapy online with a new therapist.
You will find that starting therapy sessions only using voice with no video can feel less intrusive and stressful when talking about your issues and individual experiences.

Sound Sessions

It is highly likely that you will find this way of having therapy online a much more relaxed experience that helps you to connect with the therapeutic experience and in turn it will help you to express yourself. Most of my clients have found that it reduces the anxiety felt when talking about distressing or emotionally sensitive and painful experiences

Online therapy

Video Sessions

You may prefer to use video so you can see and talk to a therapist when having online therapy sessions, wherever you are in the world today you can use a camera on your mobile device or computer to have therapy over a mobile or internet connection.

If you are already using video to speak to friends and family in all probability you will feel quite comfortable using the camara to talk to a therapist online.

Do you need therapy?

Why do people need to have therapy?

Lots of people find that online therapy provides them with a good and effective means of recovery from all types of emotional problems, including stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, and confidence issues, in fact a lot of people suffering from a wide range of psychological difficulties find the help and support they need with therapy.
To realize its benefits, you need to find a therapist that makes you feel cared for and respected as a person in your own right, find a therapist who can create a safe therapeutic environment that is supportive and non-judgemental to help you work through your problems.

A Therapist is not your friend

It is important to remember that a therapist is not your friend, but rather a professional who is trained to help you address your emotional and Behavorial concerns and improve your overall well-being. While it is natural to feel a sense of connection and rapport with your therapist, it is also important to maintain proper boundaries in the therapeutic relationship.

All therapists are bound by ethical guidelines that require them to maintain confidentiality and provide a safe and supportive environment for their clients. They are not there to judge you or offer personal advice, but rather to listen and help you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to gain insight and make positive changes.

It is important to be honest and open with your therapist when you can, and to trust in the therapeutic process. By working with a therapist, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and develop coping skills to manage your mental health concerns.

A well-tuned therapist can help you amend your life at a pace that suits you. A good therapist will never tell you how to live your life; they will not pressure you to make changes they will only function as a catalyst helping you to change what you want or need to change at a pace that you find comfortable. No therapist can do all the work for you, to receive help from the therapy you must be an active participant in making any changes you want to make

Supported issues

A few examples of issues supported by this therapy service

Abuse Recovery

 Recovering from abuse, whether it is physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological, can be a long and complicated process. It is important to remember that healing from abuse is possible, and there are resources available to help you

Anxiety Problems

Anxiety is a normal and often helpful response to stress. It can alert us to potential danger and help us to prepare for challenges. However, when anxiety becomes persistent and overwhelming, it can interfere with daily life and be debilitating.

Depression support

Depression is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and difficulty sleeping.

Divorce & Separation

Divorce and separation can be difficult and emotionally challenging, and it is common for people to experience a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, and grief. The process of adjusting to a new situation, can be overwhelming.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are mental health disorders characterized by an unhealthy relationship with food and a distorted body image If your friends and family cannot seem to help and understand, therapy can help you find a way forward.

Trauma & PTSD

Trauma is a distressing or experience that can have a lasting impact on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can occur after someone has experienced a trauma.

Transgender

People can be confused by their gender identity, it is not about sex or their sexuality, it has everything to do with self-identity and the confusion it can create.

Issues with sex

Sexual issues can be devastating and have a serious impact on any relationship if left unsupported, there is hope. This therapy service can provide help in a sensitive and respectful way.

Low self-esteem

Low self-esteem can deprive people of confidence and take away opportunity and reduce their ability to do everything from forming healthy relationships to earning potential, find support here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will online therapy help my anxiety?

People starting online therapy can find it extremely helpful and an effective way to combat the curse of all kinds of anxiety issues ruining their life. Social anxiety is a widespread problem that can reduce the ability to be happy in the company of others and in time therapy can help reduce or dispel the problem completely.

How long will I have to have online therapy for?

The length of time needed to help reduce or remove your issue will be a complex formula based on a number of complex criteria, how long you have had the issue and how severe it is will be a factor. Your ability to engage with the therapy process can also affect the outcome, it takes the time it needs and the only way to find out how it will be for you is to try it and see for yourself.

Do I have to have an online therapy session every week?

Having therapy once a week does seem to work very well, and is standard practice amongst therapists, you can have more or less than one session per week, some of my clients have one per month and that can work well if the client is committed to doing homework in between. It is totally up to you to decide what you want.

What happens if I miss the therapy session or turn up late?

Most therapists will charge you if you do not attend the session and will not extend it if you turn up late. but you need to look at their terms and conditions or ask to find out. This service does not automatically charge for no shows and will extend the session if you are late if there is time available.

Do I have to answer the online therapists’ questions?

Therapy should never be an interrogation, a therapist has no right to badger or demand answers. a therapist must work on a permission-based approach that is built on trust that allows the client to decide what to talk about and when. Pushing people into emotional areas they do not want to go can be disrespectful damaging and even abusive.

Is the first online therapy session free or do you have to book another session?

This online therapy service always provides a free session with no expectation or pressure to book another. The free session is important for both therapist and client. It allows the therapist to assess if you are suitable for having therapy online. This also gives you time to judge if the therapist is going to be someone with whom you can feel comfortable working with.

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