Saturday, June 4, 2011

Online Counselling Sessions

Online Counselling Sessions are fee based:

Online Counselling Session: 60 mins $60.00

First Online Counselling Session FREE

(Reduced Fees Available for Counselling Sessions)

Explore those issues you feel difficult to communicate face to face. Be able to open up and talk about the feelings you find hard to express in person.

Online Counselling is inexpensive in comparison to face to face counselling. It will save you time and cost and is very convenient. You don't have to wait long for an appointment and a counsellor will contact you within 24 hours from the time you book an appointment.

Many people experience a sense of stigma or shame around issues for example having an addiction surrounding alcohol, drugs or gambling. The opportunity for anonymous and confidential online counselling support can help more people feel comfortable and in control when they communicate there concerns instead of physically going to seek face to face counselling.

There can also be difficulty for males to seek help and get counselling face to face. Online counselling may be a better choice for those males in particular who feel stigma or shame associated with seeking help.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sign up to Start Counselling

Step 1 - Sign up with Windows Live/Msn Messenger

Step 2 - Sign up with Pay Pal

Step 3 - Sign Informed Consent Form & Counselling Contract

Please click on Informed Consent Form and send form back to us by fax +610282094887 or


Step 5 - Email us an Appointment time -

Step 6- Power of Mind will reply to confirm your appointment time

Step 7 - Sign in to Windows Live/MSN, Skype or Email & Start Counselling instantly online!



Services include: Online, Skype & Email Counselling

Online Counselling Session 60 mins - $60.00

(First Online Session FREE)

Email Counselling $30.00 per email.

Face to Face Counselling 60 mins - $100

(Counselling Private Practice Location: Inner West Sydney please contact me for street address)


How effective is Online Counselling?

Online Counselling offers you a service that is anonymous and private. It also offers you a service that is convenient, you can access counselling when it suits you. Online counselling is cost effective, there is no travelling time or additional travelling expenses. You may also feel more comfortable writing about your issue rather than talking about it. Many clients find it a comforting and an easy way of seeking help.

Is Online counselling Confidential?

Online Counselling is confidential and it is important to understand the term confidentiality, meaning what information is discussed in the session is not discussed or spoken about in any other setting. The counsellor at all times acts in a professional manner.

What Program is used for Online Counselling?

Power of Mind will use the MSN Messenger program to conduct the counselling session to communicate with clients. Msn Messenger is a program that is free to use and is easy to sign up to. Msn Messenger is a popular program and majority of clients will be familiar with it.

What payment methods are used for online counselling?

Power of Mind will use PayPal as the system of payment. PayPal is an easy and secure system of payment. Power of mind also gives you the option of payment by direct deposit.

Is online counselling for everyone?

Online counselling is catered to suit anyone who would like to seek help, there is no age requirement. Some clients may prefer face to face counselling as opposed to online counselling it will be up to the individual client to decide.

Do I have to tell the counsellor everything?

During the counselling session you may talk about anything you would like, It is up to the client to decide what they would like to talk about. You may say to the counsellor what you feel comfortable discussing.

Counselling Myths

Does a counsellor tell you what you should do?

It is not the counsellor who tells you what to do. A counsellor's role is to be there for you as a support, help you to develop skills so you will be able to cope on your own in the future.

People who seek counselling are weak?

Seeking help takes a lot of courage, a counsellor knows the strength needed to be helped.

Is counselling only for people who have a mental illness?

Counselling is for any individual who wants to seek help. Majority of people are very healthy and do not suffer from a mental illness.

Does counselling only involve lying on a lounge and falling asleep?

A Client may sit on a lounge in the office as Counselling is about building rapport with the client and developing strategies in order for them to cope.

Is counselling only for the female gender?

Both males and females can seek counselling

You only need one session then all your problems are solved?

The first initial session is about getting the counsellor and client familiar with each other, every case varies depending on the individual client.

Make an Appointment

Email to book an appointment or contact on

+61434 287 095

Online Counselling and Online Therapy Worldwide

Services Provided

Providing online counseling services via Windows Live/MSN, Skype & Email Counseling.

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Online Counselling

What is online counseling?

Online Counseling is the interaction between the counsellor and the client through the use of the internet. Counseling is communicated through the use of a messenger program so the counselor and client are able to directly chat.

Power of Mind can provide a more convenient and suitable way of being able to log on to counseling sessions through online communication. This is an effective way of talking to an experienced counsellor.

There is no travelling - be at home and have counseling at your own convenience, enjoy being in the comfort of a different setting whether it be your work or any other place at all times of the day, when you feel ready and comfortable to do so. You can access the internet anywhere at the time it best suits you.

The process of writing down thoughts and feelings can be particularly powerful. For some, this can help to focus thoughts and concerns. Online interaction also gives you the option to reflect or re read your communication with the counsellor.

By using online counseling, individuals can be helped as most clients tend to feel embarrassed or not motivated enough to come to the counseling session if it is a face to face counselling session.

Power of Mind has a strong commitment and dedication to working in the area of counseling and helping people through difficult and challenging times in their lives.


Power of Mind believes it is very important to respect every individual and take into consideration their points of view.

Confidentiality is very important and essential when counseling clients.

Power of Mind is a highly confidential service and will always act in accordance to the social, legal and ethical issues.

Many people experience a sense of stigma or shame around issues. The opportunity for an anonymous and confidential support online can help many people to feel safer and more in control when they communicate about their concerns.

If you feel overwhelmed by any issue, online counseling can benefit you. Have a go and put your mind at ease!

Power of Mind - Private Online Counselling

Power of Mind is a private online counseling service that helps individuals of all ages, of any culture and of any status to be helped, guided and supported through counseling.

Power of Mind gives individuals a chance to gain counseling through the means of technology by being able to chat to a qualified counsellor through using the internet directly.

Counseling gives individuals the chance to be able talk about issues in a professional, confidential and convenient manner. Power of Mind is dedicated to each and every individual who would like to seek help.

"In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person?

Now I would phrase the question in this way. How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?" Carl Rogers

Counseling online all around the world including: Online Counseling Services via Windows Live Messenger – Text Based Counseling , Skype Counseling and Email Counseling sessions at your convenience anywhere.

Please feel free to email me for an appointment today.

Common Questions

Is therapy right for me?

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

How can therapy help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

* Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
* Developing skills for improving your relationships
* Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
* Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
* Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
* Improving communications and listening skills
* Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
* Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
* Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

What is therapy like?

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy:

* Compassion, respect and understanding
* Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings
* Real strategies for enacting positive change
* Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance

Is medication a substitute for therapy?

In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you. It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?

To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

* What are my mental health benefits?
* What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
* How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
* How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
* Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Is therapy confidential?

The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

* Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
* If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
* If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.