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OCS philosophy

We believe that we can all aim to make positive changes to our lives and we already possess the ability to do so. As your Counsellors and Psychotherapists, it is our role to promote your own emotional and mental healing.

We support you to revive the inner strength that lies within you. Whatever the nature of the pain, stress or problem you are currently experiencing, positive change can happen and we The Online Counselling Service are here to assist you with finding the missing pieces to the puzzle.

Conventional medicine cannot possibly be expected to provide all the answers to life's emotional, psychological and social problems. We firmly believe that there are other effective approaches and methods of achieving personal freedom and improving emotional well-being, other than just depending on taking endless doses of medication.

We are not against the use of medication, as in certain situations it is necessary and effective, but lengthy experience in the Counselling and Therapy field has taught us that while drugs can be lifesavers in the short term, on their own they are not the ultimate answer to solving the problems that we face in life. Drugs can be addictive and sometimes pose many side effects, which are not often apparent from onset. Overprescribed drugs are also rapidly developing into a widespread issue.

Combinations of medication, if necessary, together with Therapy and Counselling is most effective and beneficial to the client in the long run. Online Therapy studies have proven the positive effect of Online services with regard to combating depression and improving emotional healing.

The Online Counselling Service believes in getting to the root of the problem rather than relying entirely on the band-aid approach that drugs provide. We must treat the problem, not just the symptom. This involves taking an in-depth look at the cause of problems, as well as the result and solution.

As Psychotherapists and Counsellors, it is our aim to assist you to look at the aspects of your life that require development, and also support you in eradicating harmful beliefs and thoughts that may be contributing to your ongoing distress. We are here to assist you in improving your emotional state, as well as obtaining and maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit.

With personalised interactive therapeutic support and by slowly redeeming your own personal power, the need for medication can then be reduced. You will be able to develop your own permanent coping skills — skills that you can then apply to any and every aspect of your life.

Our focus is to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where clients feel comfortable to express themselves while receiving therapeutic insight that is geared at creating life-changing solutions.

"The Online Counselling Service, Your Pathway to Personal Freedom"