Online Therapy Service

Professional confidential online therapy service

Most people understand how life can be unpredictable and often emotionally upsetting, and people often find themselves trying to manage the sometimes-traumatic life experiences, and emotionally painful moments without the support they need. Are you struggling to change the way you live life, are you trying reduce your anxiety or solve your self esteem issues, are you trying to deal with PTSD or panic attacks, are you trying to tackle depression or sexual issues, if you are, then this may be a very good place to start. Lots of people who use this professional online service do so for a number of reasons, they may be working away from home or can’t find any suitable therapists near them, perhaps they prefer the anonymity and reduced levels of anxiety when talking online with out video, or they just find this way of having therapy with or with out video more convenient. This online therapy practice has helped hundreds of people, and maybe it can help you, I always provide my clients with a free therapy session so they can find out for themselves if this service is right for them, with no obligation to continue. I think that is only fair and it is included in my cognisance therapeutic principle, I developed this principle to underpin the ethos and ethics I abide by.

All issues and problems covered

My experience supporting people, has covered everything from anxiety and depression, PTSD ,anger issues, problems with self-esteem, self hate, eating disorders fear of failing and complex commitment issues, and sexual and sexuality issues amongst many others. A a therapist I understand that you are a unique individual, I do not judge or define who you are by the issue or problem you are struggling to change, no matter if its depression or anxiety or sexual issues you are trying to cope with, it is not who you are as a person.

People first not profit

This online therapy service believes in creating an equal partnership between therapist and client. The first session is free for you to discover if this service is right for you on your terms. No automatic charges for late cancellation or missed therapy appointments, your treated as a person with a life that deserves respect and dignity. No payment taken in advance for therapy sessions you only pay after the session if you wish to continue.

Free Consultation

Why should the first therapy session be free?

Until a therapist meets or is able to talk to the potential client, it is difficult to make any assessments or check for ethical issues. As a prospective client you also need the time to get to know your therapist before making any kind of monetary commitment. It also seems unfair that the client may be expected to pay for a session only to find that they do not bond with the therapist, or are informed by the therapist that they are not able to take them on as a client, due to a contra indicator or other valid reasons. That’s why unlike some therapists I adhere to a way of working I call the cognizance therapeutic principle, that ratifies that it is unethical to charge for the first therapy session and I never have done so.

My promise to you

The first session is free, and you can also decide not to pay for the session after it has ended if you’re not happy with me as a therapist, I am confident that you will understand that this promise shows that I care about your right to decide for yourself, and promoting that the freedom to say no, can be as important as having the freedom to say yes. I only ask for payment after the second session has ended, you will receive a payment request later that day 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 cancelled.

Find help with online therapy

There are many positive benefits with online therapy for people who need to talk in confidence to a therapist or psychotherapist over the internet for personal reasons, firstly every online therapist is local to you, as if they were actually in your town or city, no matter were you are in the world a therapist maybe just a connection away.

Reduce stress and anxiety in therapy

Worried about talking about your issues for the first time? It can sometimes be difficult to start therapy, there can be a lot of unknowns and feelings of anxiety around that, and perhaps it feels a bit scary thinking about what it will feel like talking about painful experiences in therapy, and maybe a fear of embarrassment, or a fear of being judged. This is where this online therapy option can help lower the stress and anxiety when looking for help and support. Unlike regular therapy where you have to sit opposite a therapist and perhaps feel anxious and exposed, with the online therapy experience, you can choose to use video and interact with the therapist visually, or only use sound to talk while remaining hidden from view, this sound only option can effectively help reduce any anxiety felt in a first session of therapy and help you feel more able to talk about your personal issues in the therapy session.

More options more choice

Another advantage is that you can experience therapy at home or while you are in work, or even parked in your car. Anywhere you can connect to the world wide web you can talk about the problems you face in confidence, you can engage with a therapist on your terms in a less formal and less stressful and convenient way.

Therapy using a webcam

Many people use a web-cam to talk to a therapist online, although it is not the same as traditional therapy, it can be a very good way to engage in a way that allows people to interact in a way that feels natural buy being able to see who they are talking to, its not the same as talking to someone in person but it often does the job quite well.

Therapy with sound only

Many people have found that having a therapy session just with sound, is a good way to feel more comfortable and less anxious, by implementing a few actions they can even protect their privacy and identity by remaining hidden from view.

Why do people need therapy

Lots of people find that 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, A therapist who is able to create a safe therapeutic environment that is supportive and non-judgemental to help you as you endeavor to work through your problems. A well-tuned therapist can help you make changes to your life at a pace that suits you. A good therapist will never tell you how to live your life; they will only act as a catalyst helping you to change what you want or need to change. No therapist can do all the work for you, to benefit from the therapy you must be an active participant and take responsibility for making any changes you want to make. Why some peoples therapy is very successful and others only find limited success or experience no change is dependent on a lot of complex factors and personal subtleties.

How can therapy help me

People sharing their thoughts and feelings with a person who is compassionate respectful and understanding can experience deep emotional healing, the old saying a problem shared is a problem halved is very accurate within the right environment. Therapy can be a safe place to express your inner worries by allowing yourself the time to talk to someone about a distressing problem or experience and keep it entirely confidential. Sometimes we need to talk to someone who is neither friend nor family, someone who is independent and unbiased who is trained to listen and be objective. Therapy can help people become aware of and then change problem behaviours, and maladaptive thinking or the therapist can just help you to build an awareness of what is really going on before helping you get to the origin of your problems, maybe they need to challenge your perceptions and beliefs, to promote positive changes in your life. Most people who are in therapy are looking for help and support with everyday concerns: Dealing with relationship problems and work stresses and sexual issues for example. Others turn to therapy after finding themselves in difficult times, experiencing a divorce or coming to terms with someone's death or terminal illness.

For how long do you need therapy

The number of therapy sessions needed will be dependant on a number of conditions, firstly how complex are the issues involved and what does the client want to achieve. A seemingly simple problem to the client set around becoming more confident, could lead to the therapy uncovering major issues with self-worth and low self-esteem, stemming from being bullied at school or child abuse, a much more complex problem emerges that will need more time. So, it is almost impossible to discover how many sessions you will need from the first consultation. A good way to measure this is to reassess the therapy every four sessions or so and ask, Have I made any progress? Do I need more healing? What do I want to do now?

How long will it take to feel any benefit from therapy

How long you will take to feel any benefit from having therapy online will depend on your expectations and ability to change. Many people feel that the first online counselling or psychotherapy session has made a difference in how they feel, some feel emotionally lighter and better-off, and others can feel emotionally tired but less confused. The experience is always going to be unique to the person, it will also vary considerably from person to person, but I usually find that the outcome is typically positive and constructive and well received.

I need to feel better quickly, will a couple of sessions

sort me out

A client’s expectations can have a significant impact on progress, someone who has very little self- compassion and has unrealistic expectations can set themselves up to fail. Expecting to much progress in a short time frame can make any progress seem impossible, even if there has been a positive change. This is where the therapist can help support the client by challenging their expectations. Sometimes a lot of fast beneficial changes can have its own set of problems, it can take time to adapt to the new way of being, becoming more confident will often bring more experiences and opportunities, that can mean more social contact, and that can be a bit unnerving at first until they get used to it.

What kind of therapy is best

What particular style of therapy should you use? What type of counselling is the best one? What kind of therapeutic approach is best for your problem? Should I have counselling or psychotherapy? There is a vast range of different varieties of psychological interventions in use today as well as many styles and concepts surrounding different theories, it just adds to the complicated and confusing mix available. Some therapists insist that the method they use is better than any other, but the truth is that any particular type of therapy is nothing more than a way of working, and one way is much the same as another in that they aim to achieve the same result. What type of therapy is going to be the best choice for you will be dependant on what you think is the best choice, how effective your chosen method is will depend on your ability to make the changes required. Another important consideration is the strength of the therapeutic relationship as well as the therapist's expertise. The relationship between client and therapist will often be essential towards experiencing a positive outcome in therapy, and it is often more important than what type of therapeutic approach is used. If you have a type of therapy in mind start by researching it and find out as much as you possibly can, you then have a better idea if it is what you want to try.

Is therapy any better than medication?

We live in a world of a quick fix expectation, we are raised to expect that whatever your problem is you can find a pill for this or that, or we find a way that seems to work at the moment, but if continued could lead to more significant problems for you to deal with in the future. when people start drinking alcohol or take drugs to cope with feelings of stress and anxiety, they can find that it does seem to work, in the short term, but in time it often leads on to more severe life-changing, social and economic complications, and acute health problems. Antidepressants are often used to reduce the effects of short term emotional or other psychological problems, and they can have an important role to play in someone's recovery, but they should not be used as a permanent treatment unless you have a major mental illness like bipolar or schizophrenia and your Doctor will advise you in such cases. Pills have their benefits and some problems related to side effects and the long term cost of treatment, for some people prescribed medication did not have any positive or noticeable psychological outcome, but it has also helped others to live a normal life. Always seek medical advice from your Doctor before stopping or changing your medication. The long term use of prescribed drugs used in mental health can in some cases lead to addiction, or it even makes the original symptoms worse, including elevated anxiety levels or weight gain. Medication if it does work, quite often only hides or smooths over the real problem. It can help the person cope or reduce the symptoms but does not generally help to solve the underlying issue; this can mean that the problem will return in week’s months or years from now or the person will need to take more and more pills leading to a lifelong prescription.

Alternative to drugs

Therapy can provide a safer alternative treatment from drugs for most emotional problems as well as an excellent supplemental option to help the person recover while they use the medication. With counselling, either face to face or using an online therapy service, it can be possible to identify the root causes of the symptoms and find a long term solution or reduce the medication safely. Therapy can sometimes be a problematic and complicated road, and it will in some cases need a high level of commitment and perseverance for it to work. The amount of difficulty will depend on the problem involved, medication can be an attractive option needing no real responsibility other than remembering to take it, but it does not always stop the problem, it usually only makes it bearable. Unfortunately, therapy is not always successful, and no therapist can promise a positive outcome, most of the responsibility for any therapy being successful rests on the ability of the client to make the necessary changes needed. If the client cannot or does not want to change, no therapist is going to be able to help. With therapy, you may with the help of the therapist find the tools for transforming your life for the better, and eventually, go on to build the future life you want for yourself and your loved ones, and through change become mentally and emotionally healthier and more able to cope with what life sends your way.
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Online Therapy Service

Professional confidential online

therapy service

Most people understand how life can be unpredictable and often emotionally upsetting, and people often find themselves trying to manage the sometimes-traumatic life experiences, and emotionally painful moments without the support they need. Are you struggling to change the way you live life, are you trying reduce your anxiety or solve your self esteem issues, are you trying to deal with PTSD or panic attacks, are you trying to tackle depression or sexual issues, if you are, then this may be a very good place to start. Lots of people who use this professional online service do so for a number of reasons, they may be working away from home or can’t find any suitable therapists near them, perhaps they prefer the anonymity and reduced levels of anxiety when talking online with out video, or they just find this way of having therapy with or with out video more convenient. This online therapy practice has helped hundreds of people, and maybe it can help you, I always provide my clients with a free therapy session so they can find out for themselves if this service is right for them, with no obligation to continue. I think that is only fair and it is included in my cognisance therapeutic principle, I developed this principle to underpin the ethos and ethics I abide by.

All issues and problems

covered

My experience supporting people, has covered everything from anxiety and depression, PTSD ,anger issues, problems with self-esteem, self hate, eating disorders fear of failing and complex commitment issues, and sexual and sexuality issues amongst many others. A a therapist I understand that you are a unique individual, I do not judge or define who you are by the issue or problem you are struggling to change, no matter if its depression or anxiety or sexual issues you are trying to cope with, it is not who you are as a person.

People first not profit

This online therapy service believes in creating an equal partnership between therapist and client. The first session is free for you to discover if this service is right for you on your terms. No automatic charges for late cancellation or missed therapy appointments, your treated as a person with a life that deserves respect and dignity. No payment taken in advance for therapy sessions you only pay after the session if you wish to continue.

Free Consultation

Why should the first therapy

session be free?

Until a therapist meets or is able to talk to the potential client, it is difficult to make any assessments or check for ethical issues. As a prospective client you also need the time to get to know your therapist before making any kind of monetary commitment. It also seems unfair that the client may be expected to pay for a session only to find that they do not bond with the therapist, or are informed by the therapist that they are not able to take them on as a client, due to a contra indicator or other valid reasons. That’s why unlike some therapists I adhere to a way of working I call the cognizance therapeutic principle, that ratifies that it is unethical to charge for the first therapy session and I never have done so.

My promise to you

The first session is free, and you can also decide not to pay for the session after it has ended if you’re not happy with me as a therapist, I am confident that you will understand that this promise shows that I care about your right to decide for yourself, and promoting that the freedom to say no, can be as important as having the freedom to say yes. I only ask for payment after the second session has ended, you will receive a payment request later that day 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 cancelled.

Find help with online therapy

There are many positive benefits with online therapy for people who need to talk in confidence to a therapist or psychotherapist over the internet for personal reasons, firstly every online therapist is local to you, as if they were actually in your town or city, no matter were you are in the world a therapist maybe just a connection away.

Reduce stress and anxiety in

therapy

Worried about talking about your issues for the first time? It can sometimes be difficult to start therapy, there can be a lot of unknowns and feelings of anxiety around that, and perhaps it feels a bit scary thinking about what it will feel like talking about painful experiences in therapy, and maybe a fear of embarrassment, or a fear of being judged. This is where this online therapy option can help lower the stress and anxiety when looking for help and support. Unlike regular therapy where you have to sit opposite a therapist and perhaps feel anxious and exposed, with the online therapy experience, you can choose to use video and interact with the therapist visually, or only use sound to talk while remaining hidden from view, this sound only option can effectively help reduce any anxiety felt in a first session of therapy and help you feel more able to talk about your personal issues in the therapy session.

More options more choice

Another advantage is that you can experience therapy at home or while you are in work, or even parked in your car. Anywhere you can connect to the world wide web you can talk about the problems you face in confidence, you can engage with a therapist on your terms in a less formal and less stressful and convenient way.

Therapy using a webcam

Many people use a web-cam to talk to a therapist online, although it is not the same as traditional therapy, it can be a very good way to engage in a way that allows people to interact in a way that feels natural buy being able to see who they are talking to, its not the same as talking to someone in person but it often does the job quite well.

Therapy with sound only

Many people have found that having a therapy session just with sound, is a good way to feel more comfortable and less anxious, by implementing a few actions they can even protect their privacy and identity by remaining hidden from view.

Why do people need therapy

Lots of people find that 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, A therapist who is able to create a safe therapeutic environment that is supportive and non-judgemental to help you as you endeavor to work through your problems. A well-tuned therapist can help you make changes to your life at a pace that suits you. A good therapist will never tell you how to live your life; they will only act as a catalyst helping you to change what you want or need to change. No therapist can do all the work for you, to benefit from the therapy you must be an active participant and take responsibility for making any changes you want to make. Why some peoples therapy is very successful and others only find limited success or experience no change is dependent on a lot of complex factors and personal subtleties.

How can therapy help me

People sharing their thoughts and feelings with a person who is compassionate respectful and understanding can experience deep emotional healing, the old saying a problem shared is a problem halved is very accurate within the right environment. Therapy can be a safe place to express your inner worries by allowing yourself the time to talk to someone about a distressing problem or experience and keep it entirely confidential. Sometimes we need to talk to someone who is neither friend nor family, someone who is independent and unbiased who is trained to listen and be objective. Therapy can help people become aware of and then change problem behaviours, and maladaptive thinking or the therapist can just help you to build an awareness of what is really going on before helping you get to the origin of your problems, maybe they need to challenge your perceptions and beliefs, to promote positive changes in your life. Most people who are in therapy are looking for help and support with everyday concerns: Dealing with relationship problems and work stresses and sexual issues for example. Others turn to therapy after finding themselves in difficult times, experiencing a divorce or coming to terms with someone's death or terminal illness.

For how long do you need

therapy

The number of therapy sessions needed will be dependant on a number of conditions, firstly how complex are the issues involved and what does the client want to achieve. A seemingly simple problem to the client set around becoming more confident, could lead to the therapy uncovering major issues with self- worth and low self-esteem, stemming from being bullied at school or child abuse, a much more complex problem emerges that will need more time. So, it is almost impossible to discover how many sessions you will need from the first consultation. A good way to measure this is to reassess the therapy every four sessions or so and ask, Have I made any progress? Do I need more healing? What do I want to do now?

How long will it take to feel

any benefit from therapy

How long you will take to feel any benefit from having therapy online will depend on your expectations and ability to change. Many people feel that the first online counselling or psychotherapy session has made a difference in how they feel, some feel emotionally lighter and better-off, and others can feel emotionally tired but less confused. The experience is always going to be unique to the person, it will also vary considerably from person to person, but I usually find that the outcome is typically positive and constructive and well received.

I need to feel better quickly,

will a couple of sessions sort

me out

A client’s expectations can have a significant impact on progress, someone who has very little self-compassion and has unrealistic expectations can set themselves up to fail. Expecting to much progress in a short time frame can make any progress seem impossible, even if there has been a positive change. This is where the therapist can help support the client by challenging their expectations. Sometimes a lot of fast beneficial changes can have its own set of problems, it can take time to adapt to the new way of being, becoming more confident will often bring more experiences and opportunities, that can mean more social contact, and that can be a bit unnerving at first until they get used to it.

What kind of therapy is best

What particular style of therapy should you use? What type of counselling is the best one? What kind of therapeutic approach is best for your problem? Should I have counselling or psychotherapy? There is a vast range of different varieties of psychological interventions in use today as well as many styles and concepts surrounding different theories, it just adds to the complicated and confusing mix available. Some therapists insist that the method they use is better than any other, but the truth is that any particular type of therapy is nothing more than a way of working, and one way is much the same as another in that they aim to achieve the same result. What type of therapy is going to be the best choice for you will be dependant on what you think is the best choice, how effective your chosen method is will depend on your ability to make the changes required. Another important consideration is the strength of the therapeutic relationship as well as the therapist's expertise. The relationship between client and therapist will often be essential towards experiencing a positive outcome in therapy, and it is often more important than what type of therapeutic approach is used. If you have a type of therapy in mind start by researching it and find out as much as you possibly can, you then have a better idea if it is what you want to try.

Is therapy any better than

medication?

We live in a world of a quick fix expectation, we are raised to expect that whatever your problem is you can find a pill for this or that, or we find a way that seems to work at the moment, but if continued could lead to more significant problems for you to deal with in the future. when people start drinking alcohol or take drugs to cope with feelings of stress and anxiety, they can find that it does seem to work, in the short term, but in time it often leads on to more severe life-changing, social and economic complications, and acute health problems. Antidepressants are often used to reduce the effects of short term emotional or other psychological problems, and they can have an important role to play in someone's recovery, but they should not be used as a permanent treatment unless you have a major mental illness like bipolar or schizophrenia and your Doctor will advise you in such cases. Pills have their benefits and some problems related to side effects and the long term cost of treatment, for some people prescribed medication did not have any positive or noticeable psychological outcome, but it has also helped others to live a normal life. Always seek medical advice from your Doctor before stopping or changing your medication. The long term use of prescribed drugs used in mental health can in some cases lead to addiction, or it even makes the original symptoms worse, including elevated anxiety levels or weight gain. Medication if it does work, quite often only hides or smooths over the real problem. It can help the person cope or reduce the symptoms but does not generally help to solve the underlying issue; this can mean that the problem will return in week’s months or years from now or the person will need to take more and more pills leading to a lifelong prescription.

Alternative to drugs

Therapy can provide a safer alternative treatment from drugs for most emotional problems as well as an excellent supplemental option to help the person recover while they use the medication. With counselling, either face to face or using an online therapy service, it can be possible to identify the root causes of the symptoms and find a long term solution or reduce the medication safely. Therapy can sometimes be a problematic and complicated road, and it will in some cases need a high level of commitment and perseverance for it to work. The amount of difficulty will depend on the problem involved, medication can be an attractive option needing no real responsibility other than remembering to take it, but it does not always stop the problem, it usually only makes it bearable. Unfortunately, therapy is not always successful, and no therapist can promise a positive outcome, most of the responsibility for any therapy being successful rests on the ability of the client to make the necessary changes needed. If the client cannot or does not want to change, no therapist is going to be able to help. With therapy, you may with the help of the therapist find the tools for transforming your life for the better, and eventually, go on to build the future life you want for yourself and your loved ones, and through change become mentally and emotionally healthier and more able to cope with what life sends your way.
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