Online Counselling Australia

Online Counselling Australia

The fast pace of modern society means that many people are looking for ways to save time in the day. Also, the increase in FIFO based work in Western Australia means that Online Counselling and Online Therapy may be the only practical means to get support while working away. You can find out more about Telehealth services and what’s involved by reading our short information page. 

We are also wishing to support existing and new clients in financial hardship by offering a discounted COVID-19 Counselling option.

We offer the following options for Online Counselling from Perth:

Skype Counselling

Email Counselling

Phone Counselling

What Is Online Counselling?

Online Counselling is the process whereby a Counsellor conducts a counselling session with you via electronic audio and/or video communication tool like Skype. You can be in a location or setting of your choice that may help make you feel safe, comfortable and protect your privacy.

Online therapy with us costs no more than a face-to-face session in Perth. Our Online Counselling services, telehealth service and eTherapy from Perth can fulfil many aims of a traditional counselling or therapy session. As the client, you initiate the online counselling session and if video streaming (web chat) is included, then a face-to-face contact service is made, much like a typical physical in-room session would create.

The only restriction on this type of service is the counsellor may not be able to have you undertake psychodynamic recreations and processes, as often these involve resources found in a therapist’s office.

Advantages Of Online Counselling services

The advantages of Online Counselling may be:

  • online counselling offers convenience for you by saving travelling time that would be used to commute to and from our practice.
  • online counselling offers Safety as you feel secure in the setting and place you choose to conduct the session from.
  • The choice for you is if your local choices are non-existent or of poor quality.
  • Remote workers such as FIFO can get online counselling or online therapy if your work location is remote from mental health services.
  • Typically no additional cost for our online counselling service versus our face-to-face equivalent service.

Disadvantages Of Online Counselling

Some online counselling disadvantages may be:

  • The relational container does not exist in the same way online. When two people come together their social engagement system of the brain triggers a relational entrainment or synchronicity that through body-centric nuances, creates a synergy and attunement that is felt as safe and supportive.
  • The mirroring and modelling that occurs between two people who come face to face is interrupted by the online dynamic.
  • Because of the above two constraints, the therapist may make a cognitive error, and you as the client may take offence, disconnect, or feel unsupported or unseen.
  • Online streaming technologies are prone to dropouts or poor quality, so one or both parties may find there are delays, session breakdowns or loss which create anger and frustration, which may sabotage the session.
  • Your state may not be easily determined in a session by the counsellor. So the risk that you may be affected by drugs, alcohol, trauma etc may go unnoticed and which otherwise may have flagged to stop the session from proceeding.
  • There is a risk that the confidentiality and privacy of the session are compromised by a third party, or that the session is recorded illegally without the explicit consent of both parties.
  • If you have a crisis or episode in the online session, then the counsellor may not be able to effectively intervene and contain the session.

Techniques used by an online counsellor

Much like a professional counsellor in an office, an online therapist can utilise many therapy techniques and is able to assist with all areas of mental health including:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • anger management
  • relationship breakdown
  • social anxiety
  • Depression

For more information on the conditions we treat at the Energetics Institute please click here.

To begin online therapy – Talk to the online counselling Perth professionals

At the Energetics institute, you can book an appointment with an online counsellor quickly and easily. Once you have booked your convenient online counselling session, one of our professionals will be in contact via email about your online services. In this email, you will get all the information in relation to online counselling cost, what to do when you are attending your session and what you need to know.

Please note if you are going through an extremely rough time with your mental health then online therapy may not be the best solution. In some situations, we may recommend that you come in and see us if what you are currently going through is causing your a great deal of stress and anguish.

If you do not have an internet connection or access to the internet, we also provide counselling through video calls on your smart phone, if this is what you would like to do please tell your counsellor when they reach out to you. It is important to note if this is the case, that you don’t go to a cafe, pub or a busy place for your counselling session as even though it’s online it can bring up emotions and feelings for our clients. We ask that if possible, you use a private space in your own home for the session.

Free online services that can be utilized if required

if you need more information about how to access counselling or utilise a free service our online therapists recommend the following material

Beyond Blue

Men’s Helpline

LifeLine Australia

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