ON-LINE WORLD COUNSELLING

 



What Is Online Counselling?

Online counselling, or video counselling, is communicating with Dr. Ray through your computer, smart phone, or tablet, with an aim for behavioural or mental health improvement. In other words, online counselling means having a counselling session with me, your therapist via telephone, online video call, or any other form of technology, without coming to my office.

Convenience is a major component of online counselling. Many people appreciate the benefit of being able to connect with a therapist from the comfort of their own home – this can help save you time.

How Effective Is Online Counselling?

Online counselling is rapidly growing, and it’s for a good reason. It’s convenient, easily accessible, and, for some people, more comfortable in terms of opening and feeling less stigmatized. But most importantly, online counselling proved to be, in most instances, as effective or even more effective as face-to-face therapy!

However, one size does not fit all. Let’s see below if online counselling is the right choice for you.

Who is Online Counselling For?

Distance counselling might be a great option if you:

  • have been referred to Dr. Ray and do not live in his local area

  • are a missionary or part of an NGO ministering overseas in areas where Christians therapy is very limited or non-existence

  • live in an area where the choice of mental health professionals is limited

  • are familiar with using online technology or feel this form of communication is comfortable for you

  • have challenges visiting our office (physical disability, living in rural or an isolated area, extensive travel time, inconvenient working schedule etc.)

Online Counselling is Not For Everyone

While distance counselling can be really convenient and effective, it is not for everyone. Online counselling may not be the best choice if you don’t have suitable conditions for it such as:

  • Your internet access is not fully private or secure [Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp Video are encrypted both sides)

  • Your internet connection is unstable or weak [the picture and sound can break up and make it difficult to hear)

  • You don’t have access to a safe, private space free from interruptions for online sessions

  • You are not familiar or don’t feel comfortable using technology

Some problems cannot be resolved online or are best addressed in a face-to-face setting, such as:

  • Loss of contact with reality (psychotic symptoms)

  • Severe cognitive symptoms that affect person’s communication or reasoning ability

  • Some trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms

  • Some panic disorder or severe anxious or depressive symptoms

  • Suicidal ideas and intentions

 What About Confidentiality?

Our practice is compliant with the Privacy Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Personal Information Protection And Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)In short, it means that your personal information is strongly confidential with Dr. Ray (except in some legal situations) and that you have the right to access it.

We are taking all reasonable measures and safeguards to protect your privacy and make electronic communication secure. However, due to the technical nature of this form of therapy, complications regarding complete confidentiality may arise or servers may go down which would affect access and response time.

 

What is the difference between counseling, coaching and therapeutic coaching?

Coaching looks toward the future, whereas therapy often looks to the past. Life coaching is truly its own unique service designed to help ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will bring them success and fulfillment, in any and all areas of life. People seek coaching as a method for creating a new future. Coaching is about starting from where you are, receiving support, guidance, encouragement, learned widow to do the inner work necessary to create outer transformation.

Therapy, also called counseling is a process in which a patient/client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to look at past traumas, triggers, misbelieves, and any other issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings

A Therapeutic Coach has the skilful combination of training, knowledge and experience in therapy as well as coaching to help you reach your true potential – to become the best, healthiest, most fulfilled, and passionate version of yourself.  

 

How do I set up an on-line therapeutic coaching session?

All on-line sessions are by appointment only. To request more information or schedule an on-line session with Dr. Ray kindly e-mail:  dr-ray@icca-irm.org  

 

What Is Online Therapeutic Coaching?

Online therapeutic coaching is communicating with Dr. Ray through your computer, smart phone, or tablet, with an aim for behavioural or mental health improvement. In other words, online coaching means having a coaching session with me, your therapist via telephone, online video call, or any other form of technology, without coming to my office.

Convenience is a major component of online coaching. Many people appreciate the benefit of being able to connect with a therapeutic coach from the comfort of their own home – this can help save you time.

How Effective Is Online Therapeutic Coaching?

Online counselling is rapidly growing, and it’s for a good reason. It’s convenient, easily accessible, and, for some people, more comfortable in terms of opening and feeling less stigmatized. But most importantly, online therapeutic coaching proved to be, in most instances, as effective or even more effective as face-to-face coaching!

However, one size does not fit all. Let’s see below if online therapeutic coaching is the right choice for you.

Who is Online Therapeutic Coaching For?

Distance coaching might be a great option if you:

  • have been referred to Dr. Ray and do not live in his local area

  • are a missionary or part of an NGO ministering overseas in areas where Christians therapeutic coaching is very limited or non-existence

  • live in an area where the choice of mental health professionals is limited

  • are familiar with using online technology or feel this form of communication is comfortable for you

  • have challenges visiting our office (physical disability, living in rural or an isolated area, extensive travel time, inconvenient working schedule etc.)

Online Therapeutic Coaching is Not For Everyone

While distance coaching can be really convenient and effective, it is not for everyone. Online therapeutic coaching may not be the best choice if you don’t have suitable conditions for it such as:

  • Your internet access is not fully private or secure [Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp Video are encrypted both sides)

  • Your internet connection is unstable or weak [the picture and sound can break up and make it difficult to hear)

  • You don’t have access to a safe, private space free from interruptions for online sessions

  • You are not familiar or don’t feel comfortable using technology

Some problems cannot be resolved online or are best addressed in a face-to-face setting, such as:

  • Loss of contact with reality (psychotic symptoms)

  • Severe cognitive symptoms that affect person’s communication or reasoning ability

  • Some trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms

  • Some panic disorder or severe anxious or depressive symptoms

  • Suicidal ideas and intentions

 What About Confidentiality?

Our practice is compliant with the Privacy Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Personal Information Protection And Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)In short, it means that your personal information is strongly confidential with Dr. Ray (except in some legal situations) and that you have the right to access it.

We are taking all reasonable measures and safeguards to protect your privacy and make electronic communication secure. However, due to the technical nature of this form of therapy, complications regarding complete confidentiality may arise or servers may go down which would affect access and response time.

Therapeutic Coaching

 

Dr. Ray’s therapeutic, wellness & Spiritual coaching develops your true potential to become the very best, healthiest, most fulfilled and passionate version of yourself .  (Article is coming soon)

Experience in dealing with:

 

Dr. Ray has over 40 years’ experience and success in dealing with the following issues:


Panic, phobias, fears, OCD, anger & other anxiety disorders
Relationships, pre-marriage - marriage – affairs – re-marriage
Young Adult Issues, achieving life-goals, living life with passion, mentoring and accountability.

Depression, mood Issues, bi-polar, personality disorders
Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociative disorders including DID, ritual abuse, mind control
Sexual, sexual abuse, gender issues, sexual addiction and dysfunction  
Habits & addictions – alcohol, drug/substances, sexual addictions, pornography, eating disorders, screens
Assertive issues, image & identity issues, self-esteem, self-confidence, worth, emotional intelligence issues,  
Learning & developing resilience

Unlocking creative and other blocks, self-sabotage, moving past ‘stuck past emotions’, overcoming limiting beliefs
Spiritual directions, guidance, and concerns, inner healing

Cutting edge Natural/Biblical Health & Wellness  


Natural / Bible Heath & Wellness

 

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