Telephone Counselling opens up a world of possibilities and makes accessing therapy simple and easy! However some people fear that with Telephone Counselling the therapeutic relationship may be affected and be less effective if not sat in the same room as their Counsellor.
In my experience as a Teletherapist (working remotely with Clients by phone or online) Clients who are able to be in their chosen environment, like from home tend to feel more comfortable, as it can reduce stress caused by getting to and from sessions or anxiety caused by meeting face to face with a therapist for the first time.
Clients who experience therapy by phone in contrast to face to face or even video call Counselling tend to experience a sense of freedom and ease with this method.
Clients tend to feel more comfortable relaxed and safe enough to open up about difficult issues. Perhaps not having to see the facial expressions or perceived judgements of another may have something to do with it.
Freedom of expression is exactly what is needed to explore feelings to begin to understand their meaning and in turn become more self-aware.
Awareness is key to the process and this is what makes telephone counselling very effective and often at a faster rate than in conventional face to face therapy.
Remote Counselling has many benefits be it by phone or online however the bonus about therapy by phone (landline, mobile) means there is no need for any fancy equipment, amazing internet speed or adequate lighting and of course the worry about feeling 'camera ready' is eliminated, Phew!
For more information about Telephone Counselling or to Book an appointment please visit www.telvicky.uk