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General Questions
What are BAC Online Coaching and BAC Online Therapy about?

BAC Online Coaching and Therapy services make therapy and coaching available and affordable for all . Coaches and Therapists are available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.

With BAC Online Therapy we aim at providing more people with convenient access to licensed therapists who can help those in need live a happier and healthier life and overcome everyday challenges in a stigma – free environment.

BAC Online Coaching purpose is to help people succeed. A life coach is someone who can help you reach your goal. Get clear on what you want to accomplish and how you will know when you are successful. If you don’t have specific goals, a life coach can help you gain clarity.

How can I contact BAC or ask for support regarding a specific issue?

Please contact us using this link or by email to online@beecholmeadultcare.co.uk or via any of our social media pages. We will respond as soon as possible.

How are the counselling sessions run?

Once you have booked your session , you will receive a confirmation email with the session details and an invitation link to Zoom Video call. Use this link to join the meeting on the scheduled time and day.

The session can be run using your phone, laptop, tablet or pc. If you don’t want to be seen and you feel uncomfortable using the video chat, simply turn the camera off and talk to your counsellor online via voice call.

We recommend to specify your meeting preferences (video or voice call) in the booking form.

BAC Online Therapy
How can BAC Online Therapy help me?

BAC licensed therapists are trained in multiple areas of expertise and can help you with the following and more:

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Relationships (Family or Friends)
Are BAC Online Therapists licensed ?

Sure! BAC Online Therapists are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists.

We do not use interns or therapists who are not fully licensed and still under supervision.

Our team ensures that every counselor we bring to the platform is fully licensed and in good standing. Therapists who apply are required to provide proper documentation, proof of identity, and references from other licensed practitioners who have worked with them.

Is online therapy really effective?

Research consistently shows that online treatment can be very effective for many mental health issues. Here are the results of a few studies:

  • A 2014 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that online treatment was just as effective as face-to-face treatment for depression.
  • A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders found that online cognitive behavioral therapy is, “effective, acceptable and practical health care.” The study found the online cognitive behavioral therapy was equally as effective as face-to-face treatment for major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • A 2014 study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found that online cognitive behavioral therapy was effective in treating anxiety disorders. Treatment was cost-effective and the positive improvements were sustained at the one-year follow-up.
Why should I choose Online Therapy over traditional face-to-face treatment?

Online therapy offers has some benefits over traditional face-to-face treatment:

  • Most online therapy services cost less than face-to-face treatment.
  • Scheduling is more convenient for many people.
  • Studies show online therapy requires 7.8 times less of a therapist’s time than face-to-face treatment, meaning therapists can often treat more people online than they can in-person.
  • Clients don’t have to worry about seeing people they know in the waiting room.
  • It can be easier for some people to reveal private information when they’re sharing it online.
  • Individuals with anxiety, especially social anxiety, are more likely to reach out to an online therapist.
Is Online Therapy for everyone?

Online therapy isn’t for everyone. It is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:

  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care
  • You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority
  • You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection
How can I get started with BAC Online Therapy ?

Click here to find your therapist.

BAC Online Coaching
How is life coaching different from other service professions?

Life coaching focuses on goal setting, outcome creation, and personal change management. This differs from other guidance services such as therapy, consulting, and mentoring. Therapy can deal with conflict within an individual or in relationships with very specific focused solutions that often require deep analysis of the past. Mentoring is similar to coaching but is industry or affinity based and focuses on the mentor’s personal experiences to guide an individual. pre-set objectives set out by a trainer or instructor and are not personalized to an individual’s needs.

What can a life coach help with?

Life coaches are individuals that help people in their professional life and personal life by encouraging them and pushing them to reach their full potential.

Life coaches will help people with major life transitions, such as a period following a major career shift, divorce or marriage, a new addition to the family, or even a death in the family. Life coaches will also help people that struggle with low self-esteem find the courage and confidence they need to tackle any roadblocks in their way. For example, if you’re anxious about starting a small business, a life coach could potentially help you make that major career change and become the business owner you want to be.

What kind of life coach do I need?

Most life coaches do general life coaching but are also experts in one or more of the following areas: career, business, relationships, health & wellness, spirituality & law of attraction, or recovery from addictions. If you’re not sure exactly which niche fits your needs, talk to a couple of life coaches and then decide.

What happens during a life coaching session?

Life coaching sessions will typically last between 45 minutes and 60 minutes (depending on the life coach you choose).

During the session, your life coach will ask you a number of questions, such as what you want to achieve in life, what areas you’re unhappy with and where you’d like to see yourself in the future. Although a life coach will work with you, it’s often up to you to challenge or reflect upon certain ideas you have to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don’t feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately in a safe space.

Life coaching is often seen as a partnership between you and your life coach, who will gently encourage you to explore how to make positive changes in your life based on your aspirations. A life coach should also offer support and feedback to help you to stay focused on your goals and will occasionally set you tasks and objectives to work on outside of sessions.

How many life coaching sessions will I need?

You can have as many or as few life coaching sessions as you like. Because life coaches operate over the phone or via the Internet, the sessions can easily fit around your schedule. Some people hire a life coach once every few months, some people have a session once a week. Often, it is entirely up to you to decide.

Do life coaches need to have qualifications?

Life coaching is currently an unregulated profession , meaning anyone can essentially call themselves a life coach. Because of this, it’s wise to do your research. On our website you’ll only find life coaches who have either provided us with evidence of a membership with a recognised professional body or sent us copies of relevant qualifications.

Still, qualifications and memberships mean little if you don’t get on with your life coach. Rapport is one of the most important parts of life coaching. If you feel uncomfortable with your professional, you are unlikely to gain much from the session. It’s advisable to get in contact before you book a session to meet your coach so you can gauge how comfortable you are in their presence. Never feel obliged to continue if you don’t want to – you should never feel like you are listening to a sales pitch.

Is Online Life Coaching right for me?

There are still some people who strongly believe that a face to face presence is necessary for coaching to be effective. However, most are finding that life coaching on the telephone or online video is equally as effective but significantly more convenient and cost effective. The most critical element between a coach and a client is the rapport. Believing that your coach truly understands you and feeling confident that they can help you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be is what really matters. The best coach may be in a different city or even country and can serve you more powerfully than the one who lives next door!

Finding 3 coaches in your local area, setting up face to face appointments, can be arduous and time consuming. All of our coaches have agreed to have a free consultation with you to answer your questions and mutually agree if the fit is right.

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Why should I join your website?

We help you build and growth your business

  • We do extensive marketing to create a counselling lead funnel so you can focus on counselling and not worry about how to find your clients. You have the freedom to choose which clients you want to work with, where and when.
  • Opportunity to leverage your expertise on our blog site providing you another resource to attract clients.
What does the application process consist of, and how long will it take?

All providers interested in joining our platform complete the application process. The process involves completing a series of required forms. Our team verifies the submission of key data through primary and secondary sources. If all information is verified, our credentialing team then reviews the full application and verification information to make a decision.
The application takes an average of 5 – 7 days.