We offer telephone and online therapy (VSee, Zoom) for people aged 16+ for a wide range of psychological issues.
Online counselling enables you to access therapy in a way that’s best for you.
– Webcam via VSee or Zoom enables a ‘face-to-face’ conversation with their therapist without having to leave the house
– Telephone therapy is convenient, requiring no ‘technology’ other than a working phone and adequate signal
– Instant messaging means you don’t have to speak and cannot be seen
– Email sessions are most flexible as you can compose an email when you are free and take time to think about what you want to say. You also have time absorb your therapist’s response in your own time.
Who would benefit from online or telephone counselling?
Online and telephone therapy may benefit those who must socially distance, may have a disability or access issue, travel limitations or childcare difficulties. It may also be suitable for carers or those who may find it difficult to leave the home.
All Oakwood therapists have completed training in online therapy.
What people say about telephone / online counselling:
“It took me over six months to gain enough courage to ask Oakwood House for telephone support but they were very helpful, supportive and clear right from the start.”
“Telephone therapy meant I didn’t have the anxiety of getting anywhere or finding where to go which was massively helpful in the beginning.”
“Being in my own space on the telephone meant I felt so much safer discussing difficult issues, so I opened up a lot more and in return I received much better support than any therapy I’ve had in the past.”
“On the first session there is no anxiety about finding where to go.”
“I can sit in a place where I feel safe and even go to safer places during extremely difficult conversations without feeling so stupid. In face to face therapy that I’ve had in the past I am thinking about the door and escaping quickly but I don’t need to worry about that.”
“I also think not seeing facial expressions or having someone dive for the tissue box when you’re upset is helpful too as you can let your feelings out more easily.”
If you’d like to find out more about online and telephone counselling, ring 0161 456 6799 for an informal discussion about how it may work for you.