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online counselling

Talk to a Professional MBACP Registered Counsellor online for Therapeutic Counselling 

Online Counselling Service

Welcome to 2talkonline virtual counselling services here at 2Talk Counselling.

If you need to talk to someone online, 2talkonline provides online video chat counselling, email Counselling, and Live Chat text counselling.

 

book online appointment

Secure, effective private counselling with an online certified counsellor,

from the comfort of your own home, office or other location within the UK (age 18+).

Book appointment here, choose your online counselling service below, or scroll down to find out more.

 
 
 

video counselling

Video counselling sessions in 2talkonline video chat room.

If you need to talk from your own location, video counselling brings the counselling room to you...

Live chat counselling

Live chat counselling sessions in 2talkonline private live chat room.

When it feels easier to talk in text than in person, that's when live chat counselling can help..

email counselling

Private secure email counselling with 2talkonline@protonmail.com 

If you need more time to reflect and less pressure to reply, email counselling is another way to talk..

*Please note: This is not an emergency service or immediate online support.

 

Please access the alternative contact numbers at the foot of this page if you are experiencing crisis or in need of urgent support.

Under 18 or worried about a child or young person? Go here for some helpful links.

Online Counselling can help

Do you need to talk to someone about depression, relationship issues, get anxiety support, stress counselling or another issue?

 

Talk online with experienced, MBACP registered counsellor.

Confidential, non-judgemental, professional online counselling can help with emotional support to process difficult feelings and a safe space to address issues.

 

Creating a Private Space for your Online Counselling

You will need adequate privacy during appointments, in a sufficiently private space where you can focus, communicate and attend fully without distraction or interruption from other people.

 

Much like a face to face appointment, it is important you can:

  • Freely express emotions in private;

  • Talk to a counsellor online without anyone else listening, viewing or interacting;

  • Type without anyone else reading;

  • Able to give full attention to the process. (i.e. not watching telly/children or working etc)

 
 

How Many Online Counselling Appointments will I Need?

  • This depends on your individual process and the issues you bring.

  • Online counselling follows the same basic principles as face to face, in terms of commitment and duration.

  • 6-12 sessions is suggested as a realistic minimum.

  • There is no obligation to commit to 6-12 sessions if you/we conclude it unnecessary, unwanted, or unsuitable.

  • You may continue after 12 sessions for longer term counselling support if we agree that's suitable.

  • Suitability and duration are discussed during the consultation and from time to time throughout the process.

 

What does Online Counselling Cost?

Payment is required to complete online bookings. *Please do not make any payment before booking confirmation.

 

For all online video chat, email counselling and online counselling chat appointments, costs are as follows:

 

First appointment - £15

 

Further appointments:

Pay Per Session - £40

Pre-book appointments:

Book X3 - £99    (save £15)

Book X6 - £180  (save £48)

Book X12- £336 (save £120)

Low cost appointments:

Pay Per Session - £25 (Low cost)

Further information, including online payment, see Fees

 

why do we have to use protonmail

End-to-end Encryption  - email is HIPAA compliant and even Protonmail can’t read your encrypted emails or share them with third parties, unlike many other email p.

 

Anonymous Email - genuine, complete privacy; Protonmail do not keep any IP logs and you create your secure email account without any personal details.

 

Data Security - ProtonMail servers are based in Switzerland and all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws. This is not the case for many other email providers, where there is no guarantee of secure data protection.

 

Free & Simple – Protonmail is free to access, super easy to use, and available on IOS, android and desktop.

 

How do we connect for video Counselling?

2talkonline video chat room uses doxy.me for video appointments.

doxy.me is secure, encyrpted and protects your privacy.

doxy.me is free to use and there's no sign-up or downloads necessary.

 

Sometimes people ask about using Skype for video sessions.

There are a number of issues with this:

 

  • Skype does not comply with HIPAA regulations

  • Skype cannot verify transmission security and does not have audit trails. Skype is also actually quite often hacked, but you’re never informed about this because it has no breach notifications (HIPAA requirement).

  • In terms of privacy - Skype shows when you or your list of contacts are online. Skype may also gather and use information about you: It has a list of your contacts and data and the content of your instant messaging data.

  • Skype does not offer technical support.

  • Wiretapping is common practice with Skype calls and chats. The NSA frequently wire taps Skype connections.

 

is online counselling private and secure?

GDPR/HIPAA compliant partners and platforms used by 2talk Counselling help provide high quality professional counselling services whilst protecting your privacy & private information during online video chat counselling, email counselling & online counselling chat.

GDPR (the new General Data Protection Regulation) dictates fundamental principles of data protection & outlines responsibilities organisations/professionals have when handling personal data to help protect your personal information (eg. as name, date of birth etc) & improve your control over collection, storage, usage & sharing by gaining your informed consent.

 

HIPAA (Health Insurance & Accountability Act 1996) are US Federal regulations governing the security & management, privacy & sharing of PHI (protected health information) data. HIPAA has no legal jurisdiction in Europe but is now respected internationally as a gold standard and strongly suggested by BACP. 

2Talk Counselling is unable to provide an emergency support service. If you are in crisis or you need to speak to someone urgently, you can contact The Samaritans on 116123 or please dial 999 to request emergency services.

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