E-counselling. A combination of therapy services with the ease of new technology and the ability to be connected wherever you are. I’m not sure I’m buying into the hype. However, in an effort to better myself, get outta this funk and be normal again, I’m willing to try just about anything.
Let’s be serious for a moment – taking time off from work to attend a therapy session isn’t my idea of a good time, or a good use of my vacation time (because apparently the therapist I was referred to only worked 3 days a week between 11 and 2 pm. Quite convenient *rolls eyes*). When I heard about the online counselling services, I thought that it would be a great alternative to attending an actual therapy session. I’ve only been once, and let’s just say that I could barely utter a word because I was sobbing the entire time. (Anyone who attended my wedding can attest to this) Needless to say, it didn’t seem to work out all that well.
I’ve had an initial e-mail from my counselor and to be honest, I’m not that impressed. While I can appreciate that she was sympathetic and seemed to have an understanding of what I’m feeling and going through, I’m not convinced that this is going to be the breakthrough I’m hoping for. Yes it’s only been a week, and I’ve composed my response, but I fear that I might be making another visit to the therapist.
Hopefully they have stocked up on Kleenex.