Online support works very much the same as 42nd Street’s face to face support and there are two options for support:
- Weekly messages, which involves you sending messages to a worker throughout the week, and receiving a message back each week at a time you both agree on. You can check your messages whenever works for you, and reply whenever is best for you.
- Live text chat; which are regular sessions booked in with your worker where you are both online, talking via text chat for around an hour, similar to how a face to face appointment would work.
Counselling is an opportunity to explore aspects about yourself, your relationships and your life that you want to make sense of. There is space to talk about experiences from the past and things affecting you in the here and now. Counselling will help you to learn new ways to manage difficult feelings and support yourself in healthier ways.
Counselling for DEPRESSION
This type of counselling is a talking therapy that can help you to think about and understand why you feel the way you do. There might be experiences in your past which are affecting how you feel about yourself now. Making relationships, social situations or other parts of your life might feel really difficult. You might feel ‘stuck’ and Counselling for Depression can help you become more aware of how your emotions work, your needs and feel you have tools to move forward
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also known as CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy which helps you to explore connections between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Once unhelpful cycles have been identified, you will be supported to develop healthier coping strategies
One-to-One Support is a flexible approach which can help you to develop coping skills and to make links with wider support networks and services that can help you with practical things like benefits, housing or sexual health. You may have been experiencing difficulties for some time, struggle with relationships or emotions, or feel like you do things that are risky and want help to find new ways to cope. One to one support is helpful when you have lots of things going on at the moment which make it hard for you to explore why you feel the way you do