counselling for couples
CCN has an Online Counselling Service for all those who may find it difficult
to see a counsellor for regular face to face sessions, or may prefer the anonymity
of online counselling.
are many reasons to consider using this relatively new method of counselling :-
Maybe you work irregular hours, or travel frequently away from home. Maybe you
live in the country, or even abroad, and are thus too far away from easy access
to a choice of counsellors. Maybe you are incapacitated/housebound, don't have
a car or easily available public transport.
maybe you are worried about making that initial appointment to go and see a 'stranger'
about your personal problems. Sometimes one partner feels the need to talk about
the difficulties in a relationship before the other - ideally, it is better for
couples to embark on counselling together, but this isn't always possible and
counselling one half of a partnership can still create change in relationships.
have access to a computer and know how to send an email, then perhaps this could
be a way to explore your feelings online with a trained counsellor. The initial
exchange is free, and it allows both you and your chosen counsellor to see if
you can work together, without any obligation to continue if you don't feel comfortable
with this form of communication. There is no doubt that it is different from conventional
face to face counselling in that there are no visual clues for either client or
counsellor. However, for many people, it can be liberating to remain in their
private space and feel free to 'talk' to their counsellor in their own time, when
there is an opportunity to reflect on what has been written - often regarded as
a useful therapy in itself. There may be occasions when online counselling is
not appropriate, for those who are feeling suicidal or in need of psychiatric
treatment, for example, in which case we will do our best to refer you to another
having read the above information, you would like to know more, make sure you
look at the Confidentiality and Terms and
conditions pages, then please click on to the personal profiles of those CCN counsellors
who are trained to offer online counselling and decide if this could be helpful
for you at this time.