If you are living in a remote or rural area, if you are a carer for a young child, an elderly or disabled person; perhaps you live overseas or simply want the convenience and/or anonymity of online counselling, our online counselling service may be for you.
There are many terms given to online Counselling. Some of these include: ‘Virtual Counselling’, ‘E-Counselling’, ‘E-Therapy, ‘Internet Counselling’.
Online counselling at Relationships Australia NSW is offered via the following platforms:
Chat is a secure area where you chat with a counsellor by texting back and forth in real time. A transcript can be available after the session for both client and counsellor.
Video or audio links between counsellor and client, via secure Skype platform.
Some of the advantages of online counselling are:
We have implemented a secure and easy to use booking system to book your online counselling session.
Click on the Book Now button (see below) and you will be taken to a page with a list of our counsellors. You can select the counsellor and choose from the available time slots for your online sessions.
You will be required to enter personal details and there is brief questionnaire you will need to fill to in which might help your counsellor to understand your session requirements and plan accordingly. You will also be asked some questions required by our funding bodies. Only de-identified information is provided for reporting and research purposes
There is an AUD$90 per hour ($90/hr) fee charged. You will need a valid credit card to pay for the online counselling session. Please note you will pay via our secure payment gateway.
You may choose to setup your account details including your username and password to login to the booking system again easily.
You will need to have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone and access to the internet.
If you have chosen a Skype session, you will be emailed by your counsellor and given his/her Skype name. You need to add the counsellor to your contacts for the duration of your session or keep them added during your counselling period.
If you selected a “chat” session, click on the “Online” button below to start your online counselling session.
Once you access the online counselling screen you will be asked to enter your username and password to start your online counselling session.
|Step One: Book||BOOK NOW||
Step Two: Login for your chat
Please do not login unless you have already booked an appointment. If you do, there will be no counsellor available.