Our Online Counselling service is available to anyone living with HIV in the UK.
If you would like an appointment with an Online Counsellor you need to be a member of myHIV.
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Our Online Counselling service is available to all members of myHIV who are HIV positive and based in the UK. It's important that you select your HIV status during registration, as access to Online Services is restricted to users who meet these criteria.
Sometimes it's hard to adjust emotionally to living with HIV.
The things your Online Counsellor can help you with include:
Counselling can help you with all kinds of issues, so feel free to mention anything you'd like to talk about to your Online Counsellor.
Read the information on this page carefully - it's important that you know the terms and conditions of this service and how your privacy is protected.
Your counsellor will either be qualified, or working towards qualification, with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
What you share with your counsellor is confidential. We will only ever tell other people what you've told us if you are at serious risk of hurting yourself, hurting others, or if we are legally required to. If this is the case your counsellor will try to talk this through with you first.
You can find out how Terrence Higgins Trust protects your privacy and confidentiality in general on our Privacy page. What you talk about in your therapy sessions is treated as confidential. Your details will not be passed on to anyone outside Terrence Higgins Trust without your permission. There are only a few circumstances when we would consider breaching confidentiality: if you are in danger of hurting yourself or others, or if we’re legally required to do so.
Your electronic communications in Online counselling may be recorded. We use the data you provide specifically to deliver the service. The data we hold is kept for 12 months and then securely archived for a further five years in accordance with legal requirements and THT policy. It’s important that you read the information on this page before you apply – as well as our terms and conditions for the service.
To contact the online counsellors please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online counselling can work well but sometimes there’s no substitute for talking to someone straight away. You can contact THT Direct for information, support and advice about HIV and sexual health. If you are feeling suicidal or you are experiencing an immediate crisis, please seek help straight away. The Samaritans offer a 24-hour free phone and web service on 116 123. Online counselling is not a crisis service.
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