Hello everyone, and welcome to this ongoing series, where I’ll be showcasing the blog posts that the graduates of my workshop via onlinevents experiential workshops have written.
Today I’d like to share a series that Chloe Foster has written about email counselling.
As you can probably tell, email counselling requires a different set of skills, as we are not live with the client in a session.
It is usually asynchronous, and is sent at any point via the client, and the response comes when the therapist has agreed to take time and write back to the client.
The boundaries are different and there are things that happen, such as the disinhibition effect, as well as misunderstandings due to the written nature of the messages, without body language or tone of voice.
In spite of these, email counselling is an important offering that more and more therapists are embracing, with great benefits to their clients.
There are also other platforms like betterhelp and instahelp (I work with them and it’s been great so far!) that provide asyncrhronous and synchronous messaging, as well as audio and video sessions.
Here are the links to Chloe’s series, and here’s also one of mine, where I discuss the variety of online counselling.
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