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“All in all – a remarkable experience.”
“…by far the best professional I have worked with.”
“It was clear that they took a real professional interest in me.”
As well as Face-to-Face Counselling, CBT, Mindfulness (MBCT) and Coaching, Hope Therapy offers Mental Health, Wellbeing and Coaching Support via a Skye Network of qualified professionals called the ‘Hope Network’.
Why Use Online Therapy or Coaching?
Sometimes using on-line professionals can be the difference between having a generalist and a specialist practitioner who really understands you, your condition and your needs and is able to put together a bespoke approach purely for you.
The reasons why people use this service are varied, but can include such things as:
- Needing a specialist who offers a particularly Specialist Service, that you struggle to get locally.
- Finding yourself away a lot and not wanting to miss sessions.
- Having a condition or mobility issue that makes travel difficult.
- Simply liking the convenience or flexibility of having therapy from the comfort and security of being
at home or a location of your choosing.
So no matter where in the world you are, Hope Therapy is able to put you in touch with a qualified professional. Everyone we use are fully qualified Counsellors, CBT Therapists, Mindfulness Teachers or Coaches.
“I have never had counselling via Skype before. However, being able to do it with the right person for you is much more important than finding someone local."
"The Internet never failed during our 12 sessions together and the additional flexibility worked well for me.”
Does this really work?
Various studies have been done into various forms of online and video counselling which have found it to be effective:
A Canadian study looked at how effective video counselling was compared to face-to-face and reported:
“video counselling and in-person counselling had similar outcomes in regards to… rate of session helpfulness, pre and post counselling self-assessment, and rate of goal completion.”
A study in 2013 on Social Anxiety Disorder and online therapy showed:
90% decrease in online fear and decreased avoidance of social situations.
95% reported satisfaction with doing their therapy over the Internet.
“A 3 month follow-up found these positive results had maintained at a higher rate than studies than previously reported results for the same therapy done in person.”
An Australian study in 2014 also said:
“…clients felt at least as bonded with their therapist using video conference as those who had in person therapy.”
What types of Conditions can I get help with?
They have experience of working with people of all ages, ranging from young children, teenagers, adults right the way through to senior citizens. We also offer support for a wide range of needs including:
Anxiety (GAD, Panic, Phobias, OCD, etc)
Stress Management (Home and Work Based)
Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Domestic Abuse & Violence
Bereavement & Loss
Child Related Issues
Coaching of various types.
Each counsellor is experienced in developing a completely individual and bespoke way of working, depending on what you need. At its core, it will always be your journey.
So what else?
Skype, like one to one counselling, demands nothing but the highest level of ethical standards to be adopted. As such each counsellor will be bound to the very highest ethical standards as laid out by their professional body.
For those people who getting to a particular location may be challenging, simply prefer to engage in therapy from the comfort of your own home or are looking for a specialism that is hard to find, Skype and the Network offered by 'Hope' may be seen as a perfect solution for you.
As always, there is no minimum number of sessions, so you are able to work with a Counsellor or Therapist for as long or as short a period as you wish.
If this is of interest, then please do let me know and I will do my best to put you in touch with someone suitable.
"Thank you for believing in me, when I couldn't"
- Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12.