My past experience includes working with individuals ranging in age from 5 to 80+ in both the educational system and in the private sector at a non-profit agency. Areas I have worked with include (but are not limited to): abuse, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety, self-esteem, mindfulness, and aging. I have also been a member of Critical Incident Response Teams, a Restorative Justice Facilitator, and worked with Integrated Case Management Teams.
The benefits of counselling on-line are many. The convenience for you is vast – you can write whenever you need to, no appointment is necessary, fits into any schedule, is private and confidential, and writing often allows clients to the see the picture more clearly. (online counselling vs. f-2-f). I have recently opened my practise to include video/phone conferencing or a combination of online confidential email with video/phone conferencing.
Due to the nature of on-line counselling, I am only able to work with British Columbians who are 19 years of age and older.
In order to do this work ethically and effectively, my professional development is on-going and I have completed the following courses/certifications to keep me working in the most up-to-date ways:
Level 1 Cyber-Counselling Therapy Online; Level 2 Cyber-Counselling Therapy Online
E-therapy: Ethical Considerations/Ethical Use of Social Media Counselling/Ethical Dilemmas in On-line Counselling;
Cyber-Counselling Fundamentals; Helping Clients Cope with Loss and Grief;
Critical Incidence Response Training; Supporting the Suicide-Bereaved; and
Mindfulness in Therapeutic Practise.
If you are interested in finding out more about counselling online and how it may work for you, please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org (a non-confidential email address) or check out the FAQ page for possible answers to your questions.
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