The Couple Question

As a psychosexual and relationship therapist I work comfortably with couples online.  Until recently this was scoffed at by many; how could I possibly?  With eyebrows firmly in their hairline, therapists would fall between diminishing of my expertise to displaying outright rudeness at the sheer thought a therapeutic relationship could be built online with challenging…

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Covid-19 moving forward

The current advice from the UK Government remains that where possible we continue to offer therapeutic services remotely. It is important to remember that whilst a reduction in the current COVID-19, infection rate continues to be reported, this virus is still highly transmissible and potentially fatal and at present there is still no vaccine available. As…

Message From Maria O’Brien – Director Online Training for Counsellors

Over the last few months we have heard and seen many gestures of goodwill from the public both personally and professionally. As an online counselling training organisation, we are unable to shop for groceries or deliver medication. However, we hold expertise in training psychological therapists to deliver professional support to vulnerable members of society online.…

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Getting Through Coronavirus

The world is upside down.  Nightly news bulletins are full of grim statistics and an even grimmer outlook.  Now is perhaps not the time for ‘building higher’, but rather is the hour for ‘weathering the storm’.  Clients in my online practice are describing to me how everything they felt was sure and safe is now…

Reduce contact, reduce fees and reduce awareness of our commitment to ethical practice?

Reduce contact, reduce fees and reduce awareness of our commitment to ethical practice. This appears to be a consistent message from government, professional organisations and social media. Over the last number of days, I’ve heard shocking stories from colleagues and supervisee’s who report feeling pressurised by organisations, peers and even clients to step into the…

5 home challenges while Counselling online by Olivia Djouadi

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]  Counsellors and psychotherapists are suddenly turning to online practice to continue seeing their clients. For many, this is a new concept. As a trained and experienced online supervisor I have witnessed many practitioners starting to learn to…