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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Crabtee

Why Email Counselling Might Be the Perfect Fit for Your Therapy Needs



Email therapy offers a unique and valuable approach to mental health support. Here are five benefits to consider:


1. Convenience:

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Find your own convenient time to write

Email therapy provides flexibility in terms of timing and location. You can communicate with me, your therapist, at your own pace, without the need for scheduled appointments. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, email therapy adapts to your schedule.


2. Increased Privacy:

Worried about confidentiality? Email therapy offers a level of privacy that some people find reassuring. You can express yourself openly without the anxiety of face-to-face interactions. Your messages remain confidential using a secure email address.


3. Cost-Effective:

Whilst therapy can seem expensive, by using email therapy you are getting better value. You can spend as much time as you like writing your email, and in return you will get a carefully crafted response from me. So your counselling hour will be stretched further.


4. Access to Expertise:

I am a specially trained email therapist and I am a qualified registered professional who can provide guidance. You’ll benefit from my expertise, even though the communication is text-based. I can share insights, coping strategies, and therapeutic techniques tailored to your individual needs.


5. Flexibility:

Whether you’re a skilled writer or struggle with verbal expression, email counselling accommodates different communication styles. It allows you to reflect on your thoughts and feelings before responding. Plus, having a written record of your exchanges can aid memory and integration of counselling experiences.


Remember, email therapy isn’t for everyone, but it might be the right fit for you. Consider your preferences, needs, and comfort level when exploring this as a therapeutic counselling option.

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