In-Person Counselling vs. Zoom Counselling: Which One Is Right for Me?

If you have recently suffered a bereavement, or find yourself struggling with another mental health issue of any kind, you might feel like reaching out for counselling in Beaconsfield or online. Having a dedicated place to explore difficult emotions in your own way, in an atmosphere devoid of judgement, helps you process your feelings and reach a better place over time.

However, if you have never received counselling before, you might be wondering whether in-person counselling or Zoom counselling is better. How do you know which one you’re more suited to, after all? Certain personalities may prefer the face-to-face format, while others would naturally side with Zoom. To help you make a decision that is right for you, this blog post walks you through the merits of both formats.

Zoom Counselling 

For someone seeking counselling for the first time, it is natural to feel a bit anxious. If this is the case for you, it could be that starting off by receiving counselling on Zoom is the best way to go. Working with me from the comfort of your own home helps you feel a bit more at ease and talk with greater freedom, which in turn allows us to make more progress in our sessions together. You have that extra layer of privacy, along with saving yourself from travel expenses and the pressure of visiting a new place.

Another key benefit of Zoom counselling is the flexibility that it provides. I know how busy people are, and having to visit a specific place once a week simply isn’t practically possible for many out there. With Zoom counselling, you can do it on your lunch break, or right after work at 5pm or 6pm. You are less likely to miss sessions and, as such, maintain that sense of consistency which is so important for progress in therapy.

In-Person Counselling in Beaconsfield

Some may feel more secure with Zoom counselling, but others will insist that in-person counselling in Beaconsfield is the only real way to make true progress with me. That in-person rapport may be what you require in order to genuinely open up about your feelings. Many people need to see the body language, gauge the vocal tone, breathe the same air – otherwise it just doesn’t feel right and they can’t adequately communicate how they feel.

And while a good number of people may feel more comfortable at home, it is important to remember that a lot of individuals don’t have a peaceful home life. For some, my practice in Beaconsfield feels like their only safe space in the world. Visiting the same place every week, at the same time, can be a crucial constant for someone whose domestic life is unstable and/or abusive.

If you are still unsure about whether to have counselling over Zoom or from my Beaconsfield practice, feel free to give me a call and I’d be happy to talk it through with you some more ahead of us arranging an initial session. 

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