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  • Writer's pictureCarmela Pollock

Benefits of Online Holistic Counselling

Online Counselling is becoming a very popular form of therapy and it can be as effective as face-to-face counselling. Travelling to and from face-to-face appointments can feel like another chore while juggling the demands of work and family life. Online Counselling is the perfect alternative because it’s accessible, convenient, affordable and private.

Particularly during times of self-isolation stemming from the recent coronavirus outbreak, its important to keep your mental health in check.

The goal of counselling is to alleviate the distress, anxiety, and concerns that clients can present. Counselling attempts to return a client to pre-crisis functioning and in doing so build on a client’s strengths and help improve overall functioning. Online counselling adhere to these same objectives.

Online Holistic Counselling is the perfect alternative because it’s accessible, convenient, affordable and private.

Here are just some of the benefits of online Counselling...

1. In addition to being easy to access, online counselling works around you and your lifestyle. Your session can be conducted via Skype, FaceTime or over the phone. Wearing pyjamas and ugg boots is encouraged and no explanation is required, which brings me to…

2. Counselling is such a personal experience and it’s important that you feel as safe and relaxed as possible. While the social stigma surrounding counselling and psychology services has diminished, some people don’t feel comfortable about openly receiving therapy. They worry that they might bump into someone they know in the waiting room or feel uneasy sharing personal experiences in unfamiliar surroundings. These feelings of anxiety can affect people’s progress in working through challenges as they find it hard to open up. Online counselling offers clients a degree of anonymity and a sense of safety. It allows you to share your innermost thoughts in the safe cocoon of your home.

3. Life is expensive and often counselling is seen as an ‘extra’ rather than an essential tool in navigating life’s challenges. Online

4. Less time consuming - online counselling consumes less time and is more immediate compared to sessions that are in office. You save travelling time every time. To understand more or book your Holistic Counselling session go to

Carmela Pollock is a holistic trained Counsellor, Quantum Healing Hypnosis therapist, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, animal lover, and avid book reader. Carmela is in private practice on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia where she holds a space to guide and support adults and children in therapy using eastern and western medicine. Her sessions are conducted face to face and online.

If you would like to know more about Carmela's services, visit her website at

Client Praise

'I have been seeing Carmela for a few months now and could not recommend her highly enough. Her caring nature and holistic approach which she is providing to me, is helping immensely in overcoming trauma from an illness. Carmela’s Holistic Counselling and Reiki has been extremely beneficial and healing to me, and I am able to see positive results with each and every session with her. Thank you Carmela, you have truly changed my life for the better.' ~ Natalie Whitby, Victoria, Australia

' I saw Carmela during my pregnancy to relax and recentre my mindset in my 3rd trimester - and than in my postnatal period I got postnatal anxiety and I cant even begin to say how much this benefited me. She is an absolute joy, the kindest heart and an insanely beautiful talent. Carmela was a huge part of my postnatal recover and i couldnt recommend her highly enough.' ~ Emily George, Victoria, Australia

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