Write to me by Email
Counselling by email provides another option of receiving therapy and accessing a therapeutic relationship. The benefits to email counselling are that you do not have to be at your computer at any set time and can choose when to write according to your own needs and schedule. Writing down your thoughts and feelings as they occur rather than having to wait for your session can be a beneficial way of unloading some of your mental burden and relieving stress. If you find it useful to express emotions through poetry you may also wish to communicate in writing that way in part of your emails.
When you send me your email I will respond within 48 hours but it is useful to consider whether you feel that waiting up to 48 hours would feel comfortable and or safe for you. Please note that Email Counselling is not suitable for those in crisis (extreme levels of distress or psychological disturbance or actively suicidal) due to the delay in receiving a response. If you are currently in crisis please call Samaritans on 116 123.
You can book Email counselling using the booking button below where you then choose a time from the calendar. You will then need to send your email within 24 hours of that time so if you would like a few days to write your email then please choose a date that will give you the time you need.
Email Counselling will be conducted through a secure email service which means that our messages will be encrypted to prevent anyone from accessing them via the internet. I use a Protonmail email address for this purpose, it is advisable that you also use a secure email address and it takes just a couple of minutes to set up a Protonmail account and is free of charge. Once I receive your email I will send you a reply within 48 hours. The email I send to you will be password protected to prevent anyone else from opening them on your computer or device and I will text you to let you know when I have sent the email and what the password is.