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What is counselling by email?

Counselling by email is a weekly therapeutic exchange of emails between me, a qualified counsellor, and you, my client. I am a real person and my response WILL NOT be generated by AI (artificial intelligence).

How does counselling by email  work?

We agree a suitable time and date for you to send me your email - usually by midnight on Sunday, and I will respond to that email in two working days. This means you have the response by Tuesday evening. 

responding to a counselling email

What are the advantages?

Unlike traditional face to face and online counselling, you have much more control as to when you 'attend' counselling. This means that as long as you send me your email by Sunday at midnight, you can write your thoughts and feelings at any time before then. This is great if you are really busy with work, family, caring or other commitments. You find the best time to write the email that suits you. You can always add, change or edit your email to me before it is sent. 

When attending a counselling session they typically last between 50 minutes and 1 hour. That time can be split between you talking and the counsellor responding. With email counselling you can spend as much or as little time as you like working on your email. Your only limitation is the word count (normally set to 500 words). You can always edit your response before sending, you can add, change or take out thoughts if you wish.

I will always guarantee that I will spend at least 1 hour working on your email - usually longer. I always revisit each of my clients emails at least twice to make sure my response and initial thoughts are carefully thought through. My email will be at least 500 words.

Email counselling can work really well if you are shy or anxious about meeting someone face to face or online. It's a great way to access counselling for people who perhaps found this as a barrier previously.

Important to note.....

Counselling by is not an emergency service - there will be a delay in responding to your email and therefore should you find yourself in a crisis you should access help from the police (999), your GP or your local mental health team. Calling 111, can get you a referral to the appropriate local teams

Ready to start?

Do you feel that this form of counselling feel like a good choice for you? If you feel it is please click the button below and we can start working together very soon.

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