Therapy Place Online Counselling & Psychotherapy with Duncan E. Stafford

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Online counselling & psychotherapy

Counselling for individuals and couples
Digital addictions, sex therapy
Walk and talk counselling


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Online counselling, psychotherapy and sex therapy

Welcome to Therapy Place Online – my online counselling, psychotherapy, couples therapy and supervision practice. As a long-established British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)-accredited and registered counsellor/psychotherapist, I offer a reliable, supportive, friendly and ethical online therapeutic place in which you can work on issues that are troubling you.

WHY WORK ONLINE?

Online therapy appeals to many people and is suitable for a wide range of issues. Some men, for example, find the online environment feels ‘safely masculine’ by contrast to the traditional therapy space with its boxes of tissues and perceived demands to ‘talk about feelings’.

If you are juggling a full-time or demanding job, then adding travel time to the duration of a counselling or psychotherapy session isn’t always a reality. However, meeting via an online video-chat platform can be hugely time effective as a way to have regular therapy sessions.

It can be very hard to find a male counsellor/therapist anywhere in the UK who has high levels of expertise and deep experience of sex and porn addictions or couples work arising from these issues. Even if you don’t live within easy travel distance of my Cambridge, Bristol, Bath or North Somerset practices, working remotely via online video-chat with me is a great way to access my skills and knowledge. You click on the REWIND programme to find out more about my porn recovery programme.


Women and men who travel as part of their working lives also find online therapy a great way to access a therapeutic environment that wouldn’t otherwise be open to them.

Here are some common questions that I am asked about my online work.


‘WHAT SORTS OF ISSUES DO PEOPLE WORK ON WITH YOU?’

Common reasons that bring people to book sessions with me include:

  • depression, rumination and self-blame
  • stress and anxiety
  • relationship issues, including sexual problems such as low sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), difficulties around sexuality and gender, and sexual and porn addictions of all natures
  • low self-confidence and negative life events
  • past traumas
  • issues concerning personal development, fulfilment and
    searching for meaning and direction in life.


‘WHAT SORTS OF ONLINE WORK DO YOU OFFER?’

I use video-chat based therapy in my work with men, women and couples. Please note: I do not offer text-based therapy, messaging or other related formats.

‘WHAT PLATFORMS DO YOU USE FOR THERAPY AND COACHING?’

I find that the best current platforms to use are FaceTime, WhatsApp and VSee. In some appropriate cases I also work with people via a mobile or landline telephone. (FaceTime and WhatsApp use end-to-end encryption, so are seen as more securely confidential than Skype. VSee is a secure, free-to-download and use Telemedicine Platform. It has some useful additional functions, although it is very similar in use to FaceTime, WhatsApp and Skype.


DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW I PRACTICE

If you click on the pages for Men, Women, Couples, Therapies and About, you can read detailed information on the different services I offer in counselling, psychotherapy and coaching, and get a bit more of an idea of the professional, friendly and inclusive way I work. If you have any specific requirements or would like more information once you’ve had a read, then do please get in contact with me.

If you are a therapist looking for online video-chat based supervision please click to the Supervision information page.


‘WILL I HAVE TO WAIT TO BOOK A SESSION?’
The side bar of any page on this site will generally have information about my availability (on mobile phones, this information shows at the bottom of the page). However, even if I’m fully booked do make contact if you’d like to work with me, as I might know that a space is coming up soon but am not ready to advertise it.

I know it can feel like a big deal to make the first step into counselling and psychotherapy, but I’ll do my best to help you feel comfortable right from your first contact with me.


I have particular experience of working with individuals and couples via video-chat around sexual intimacy problems and sexual dysfunction, especially when the difficulties are connected to sexual addictions – including porn addiction, sexual risk-taking and difficulties associated with prostitution.

I have specific online experience and expertise in the areas of:

  • working with men
  • couples therapy
  • pornography addictions and issues
  • anxiety and stress management
  • working with women who prefer to see a male therapist
  • working in creative, unique and individual ways, and
  • developing self-guided ways of working.



I established my thriving Cambridge UK practice at the beginning of the century. In 2005 I developed my online work (originally through Skype and telephone). Since 2015 I have also been offering walk-and-talk therapy in my birth city of Bristol, in North Somerset and also in Bath.


‘WHAT ISSUES ARE SUITABLE TO WORK WITH ONLINE?’

Although many issues that would come up in the face-to-face counselling space are suitable for remote working, not all things work well in this method. In an initial contact with me we will check the area of work that you want to cover and if I feel it would be best to work with it in face-to-face therapy I will suggest we work in my location-based practice (if you are in close enough proximity) or I will happily refer you to a suitably qualified colleague.

Therapy Place Online is my online practice. In addition I offer:




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You can check my registration and accreditation through the BACP




Therapy Place Online
Online counselling, Online psychotherapy and Online sex-therapy for men, women and couples. I also work as a counsellor and psychotherapist with people face-to-face in Cambridge, Bristol (BS1), North Somerset (BS48) and Bath.


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