I chose online counselling as my shift work patterns changed every week making it impossible to see a f2f counsellor at a regular weekly time. I was feeling low and had problems with my self-esteem which made it difficult for me to say no to people around me and I generally felt that things were getting on top of me.
It really helped to be able to write to my online counsellor any time I felt like it and I felt much supported by her emails and the encouragement she gave me. Online counselling definitely does help you to understand yourself better and it was nice to write to someone who was really friendly and didn’t judge me for what I said. I’m okay now but would definitely do it again.