Help To Heal Counselling

Deborah Cooper MBACP (Accred)   108868   

Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you find what you need.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or for further details of my practice.


I offer confidential, professional and ethical counselling to children, young people, adults and older adults. 

I am a recognised counsellor with BUPA & Aviva Health Insurance Providers, as well as with TAC (Team Around The Client)

How can counselling help you?

I am fully qualified in both telephone and online counselling and find this is a wonderful service for those who cannot access other services, or who are not yet ready to connect in Face To Face counselling. I use a secure encrypted site to work from. This service is accessible from wherever you live in the UK as long as you have an internet connection.

Please read the following for more information...



Online Counselling in the UK is a relatively new thing. It burst upon the scene last year as the only available therapeutic antidote to the perils of lock down. Almost overnight, online counselling in the UK was in massive demand, and for some very good reasons doesn’t look like it’s about to start declining in popularity any time soon.


In many ways, just as snooker is perfect for screening on TV, counselling is perfect for offering online. The benefits of online counselling may just tip the balance in its favour when compared to traditional face to face counselling.


So without any further pre-amble, here are ten very good reasons why Online Counselling in the UK is here to stay:


The first reason that online counselling in the UK is here to stay has to be the absence of the need to travel. Aside from all the environmental downsides of most forms of transport, the journey to the counsellors office and back each week is an extra journey that many can do without. If you can cut one journey out of your week, every week, then that must be a good result.


Price

Working from home is cheaper than working from an office, and counselling is no exception. Without all the extra overheads of hiring a counselling office, travelling to and from work, lunch, teas and coffees and the all important snacks in between the cost of a standard counselling session goes down, which in turn is passed on to customers. Online counselling in the UK has never been more affordable. No longer the preserve of the rich and famous, normal people can now afford top level counselling at very reasonable prices. The winds of change must be blowing strongly through the rarefied, and now empty counselling offices of Harley Street.


No Waiting Room Anxiety

I always thought that meeting someone you knew in the counsellors waiting room must be one of the most awkward situations. Online counselling has of course put a complete stop to this. I think there is something inherently stressful about any waiting room, whether its the dentist, counsellor or solicitor, the act of waiting is stressful, especially in an environment which you cannot control.


Parking

I know it may seem a trivial point, but my appointments with my counselling supervisor were a nightmare, not because of the sessions themselves but because there was nowhere to park. I used to arrive at least half an hour before the session started and circle the neighbourhood waiting for a parking space to come free. If I was unlucky this might take longer than the 30 minutes and would eat into the precious time with my supervisor. Sometimes, by the time I found a parking space and then ran down up the hill to the office I would be in a terrible state. Thank heavens there’s no virtual equivalent of finding a parking space for your online counselling session.


Flexibility

Many online counselling services in the UK provide an online booking system which enables you to book in when you want and if necessary change your booking up to 24 hours before your counselling session. In the old days of traditional face to face counselling, changing your appointment would need a whole series of complicated and often embarrassing phone calls with your counsellor, and lots of stumbled apologies and long suspicious sounding excuses. Goodbye to all that.


Easy Follow Up and Availability

Due to the nature of online counselling in the UK many services, including our own online counselling service, offer customers the opportunity to text/ email their counsellor in between sessions. This provides a whole different relationship where your counsellor is available to you not only in the scheduled counselling sessions but also in between sessions, like an invisible coach, or rather a fairy Godmother (or Godfather…or God Person not otherwise specified).


More Convenient

During the strange and challenging course oi last year we all discovered the joys of being able to stay home. Pre-covid the image of staying home was the duff option compared to the racy idea of going to the office. And then Covid happened and we all had to stay home and suddenly everyone discovered how wonderful it was to be able to work from home, do a bit of gardening in between, have a stroll round the block and through the park.

Everything has become available online and more convenient in the process, including therapy, coaching and counselling support. Everything is beamed into our homes rather than having to drag ourselves from pillar to post, including counselling support.


Online Counselling in the UK Takes Less Time

So how long did old style counselling take? However long the counselling session was it was preceded by the time it took to get their and then after the session to get back home or to work. If you are working with your counsellor online the whole process is speeded up. The counselling session no longer takes the best part of a morning or afternoon, it is what it is, 40-45 mins and that’s it. This leaves time to fit more in, or not, either way we are able to get more of our own time back, which must be a positive whichever way it’s looked at.


Fairy Godmother Effect

Having an online counsellor is a little like having an invisible safety net in your life. It doesn’t matter how stressful life becomes there is always help and support just an email or text away. Many online services operate an emergency counselling option where you can access help, support and advice at any time, 24/7. It’s a way of shock-proofing your life. Who wouldn’t want that option in their life.

So there are some very good reasons why online counselling in the UK is here to stay and why online counselling will almost certainly become the new counselling.Recently, there have been studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of online counseling. It has been shown to be just as effective as office-based counseling, which is what most people use. However, not everyone has access to a licensed professional counselor where they live.







Do you need help right now?

If you need to talk to someone straight away please follow this link to the Samaritans website.                          http://www.samaritans.org/

What's Troubling You?

Are you struggling with relationship issues? Do you suffer stress/anxiety? Have you lost someone you love, or finding day to day life too challenging? Maybe workplace issues are making you unhappy? Do you want to understand why you are exhibiting certain behaviours and work towards more meaningful goals? Whatever is causing you pain and unhappiness, counselling may be what you need to find the right path to self fulfillment and happiness.



 There's more to life than being unhappy....

Take the first step towards a happier life.......

Contact me on 079667​02061 or 

[email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/dcoopercounselling.co.uk/