Using the telephone to
conduct counselling sessions has the benefit of being more convenient timewise,
there are no geographical limits, gives a greater sense of anonymity, removes
the stigma of attending a face to face session and ideal for people who find it
difficult to travel to a session. All sessions are approached in a similar way
to a face to face counselling sessions; the environment in which you make the
call needs to be confidential and a space where you can be sure that you will
not be disturbed during the therapeutic hour.
Counselling offers a client
the opportunity to discuss and explore in a safe and non-judgemental manner,
any personal issues which are troubling them. Clients get the chance to be heard,
to be accepted, to be supported and to be respected. mHarp Counsellors will listen carefully to
what you have to say, and to help you to reflect deeply on the concerns you
bring to your telephone counselling sessions.
Your Counsellor will try and encourage and support you in working
through your problems and with considering alternative coping strategies to
help you to move forward.
Counsellors are not there to tell
you how to think or feel and won’t tell you what to do. Instead they will help you to gain a better
understanding of your feelings and your thought processes. Helping you to
develop these skills will enable you to find solutions which suit you and how
There are no quick fixes in
counselling, and your sessions are limited to ten. With this in mind, during your first
counselling session and the beginning of the therapeutic relationship, together
with your Counsellor you will prioritise your needs, identify your goals and
work at finding a way to improve the quality of your mental health and
mHarp clients are usually
offered up to ten telephone counselling sessions.