I offer online counselling wherever on planet Earth you may find yourself. Through online counselling I can provide services where they are simply not physically available. There are numerous countries without sufficient counsellors, psychologists or psychiatrists. And where these services do exist, they might be offered in an foreign language. It is for these circumstances where online counselling might be a worthwhile option for you.
Counselling for Humanitarians
I explicitly offer my distance counselling services to humanitarian workers and journalists because of my own in-depth experiences of both professions. Between 1997 and 2016 I lived in Kenya, South Africa and South Sudan. As a journalist I travelled through over thirty other countries in Africa. I know from my own experiences what it means to live and work in places that are seen to be dangerous, and where the pressures of work and circumstances pile up. It is not always easy to pay attention to the desires and needs of the mind, the heart or the soul when handling the crises taking place around you.
On top of that: it is possible that your work has confronted you with potentially traumatic experiences, with continued stress and maybe with burnout. Among journalists and humanitarian workers, levels of anxiety or depression are higher than among the general population. Depending on the severity of your complaints we can look at ways of improving your resilience and of self-care. And, if needed, explore paths to healing.
Accredited Online Counsellor
These days there are numerous platforms to offer online counselling. Zoom, Teams, FaceTime or Doxy.me all provide encrypted communication. This means you can be assured of confidentiality.
Furthermore, I received my accreditation as a online counsellor from the US-based NBCC.
A quick word on an acronym
The Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) credential identifies those professional counselors who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional counseling through technological means. DCCs have met nationally established distance counseling criteria. They adhere to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics and Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services.