Join us for an interview with Sarah Worley-James about her upcoming book launch, Online Counselling – an essential guide.
Sarah will talk about how she has bought her many years’ experience of online counselling and supervision to explore with the reader the practical and technical requirements of the work and also, importantly, the relational issues that working online brings.
She will discuss how her book covers video, audio and text-based counselling, using vivid vignettes and case examples to bring to life its contents. All aspects, from transitioning and setting up the room and the equipment needed through to contracts, data storage and, above all, risk, are covered, with practical exercises to help you gain confidence in using these emerging media to their full creative potential.
In the book, Sarah also addresses some common questions that counsellors moving into online counselling ask, and this interview is an opportunity to explore these further and discuss how the world of online therapy has developed over the last 2 years.
About the author
Sarah Worley-James is a BACP senior accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer with 25 years’ experience in the public, private and third sectors.
Sarah is the former chair of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and Senior Counsellor at Cardiff University, where she set up the online service in 2011. She writes a regular column about online counselling in the BACP Workplace journal and published a series of articles about the process of setting up a university online counselling service in the BACP University and College Counselling journal in 2017.
Sarah’s counselling career began in the substance misuse field, where she first developed her teaching and supervision skills, training professionals in motivational interviewing and writing and teaching a BACP accredited counselling diploma. She has also worked in employee counselling for many years, including when she moved into higher education counselling in 2009, counselling staff and students.
Please not that this event will be recorded.