Distance Counseling from
Dawn Cove Abbey

Tele-Counseling - Distance Life Coaching
an innovative alternative
way of receiving healing assistance
Klaas Tuinman M.A.
Deerfield, NS.  2010; Ontario 2017

Online Distance/Tele-Counseling 24/7

Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
Specializing in helping Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families
Call or write today to start your healing
Questions and comments welcomed.
Established in 1995, in commemoration of Abbey Dawn in Kingston, Ontario.
Distance counseling / coaching / support - an Innovative, alternative way to receive
Emotional/Mental Health/Grief/Healing/Recovery counseling
without having to go to an office - or leaving home
Distance Counseling offers many important positive advantages and benefits
over traditional face-to-face counseling:
you don't have to leave home!

Very efficient: often clients have only a question or two, or a thought or two they want to discuss
with the counselor - neither of which would not take long: in a traditional setting that is not really
possible, yet there is no need for a full-length appointment. Distance counseling allow you to send a
quick email or make a quick call to address the questions or thoughts. And that's the only billable
time then that you've accrued.

Availability gives you almost
Instant, immediate access with prompt responses:
through contemporary technology, you now have access that is virtually
immediate; this is critical and important in crises and emergencies  (these seldom happen
“conveniently” between 9-5 Mon-Fri).

                                 The Flexible Options are:

this is the most efficient, inexpensive, and in many ways, most effective method:
Email is a very efficient way to communicate for counseling;
for example, by using email you can write when thoughts or ideas come to you.
There is less "pressure" to respond right away.
It is also the least expensive way
Distance counseling allows you to take time to think of answers.

Telephone - Smartphone

Online Communication:
- Voice chats on Skype or Facetime
- Voice with Video chats on the above
             (Please Note: Video is always only an option not a requirement.

Distance Counseling truly gives you flexibility and the widest range of access and offers many
important positive advantages and benefits over traditional  face-to-face counseling.

Availability gives you almost Instant, immediate access with prompt responses:
through contemporary technology, you now have access that is virtually
immediate; this is critical and important in crises and emergencies
(these seldom happen “conveniently” between 9-5 Mon-Fri).
  • distance or busy lifestyle no longer prevent you from being able to access a coach/ counselor in
  • no waiting until a future appointment.
  • it reduces or eliminates travel (avoids losing work hours, bad weather driving, etc) and  sitter
  • This efficient approach to counseling allows the counselor  to assist more people more quickly,
    than the traditional office appointment allows.
  • access to counseling whether your are away traveling, or if you do not live close to  centres
    where counseling is normally offered

Provides Anonymity (where desired):
  • many clients prefer the anonymity of a Distance Counseling relationship and feel freer to open
    up and engage in self-disclosure than they would in a traditional counseling setting.
  • Anonymity helps people to be more comfortable when sharing very personal information  
    about themselves; this particularly applies to victims of abuse and trauma or  when it comes  
    to revealing experiences that involve shame.

  • Reduces Embarrassment:
      it is SAFE - you are much less vulnerable, and trust is more easily established.
      It avoids embarrassment such as tears, or blushing etc, when disclosing certain information.

  • Less distraction:
      when writing or using e-mail, there is less emotional distraction,
      there is more time to gather thoughts and compose a more coherent response,
      or prepare a more comprehensive picture of the issue or problem of concern.

  • No Financial Risk:
      "billing" is always after a session
      Thus you are in control - if you are not satisfied,
      you can decide to pay, and terminate the arrangement.

NOTE: if you have doubts or reservations about the 'distance approach', please remember that  
many universities now offer entire programs via 'distance education', using this same technology  
and approach. And many companies with employees on flex-time also use this.

The convenience of professional support brought directly to your home by phone,
email, or video-conferencing -  help is at your fingertips,
wherever you are.
I welcome inquiries. There is no obligation, and there will be no unwanted
follow-up solicitation. All inquiries are totally confidential: see
Distance Counseling uses email, your computer, or Android or iPhone using programs/apps for voice, like
Skype or Facetime (video totally optional), Texting with your Android or iPhone (including WhatsApp)
Dawn Cove Abbey provides an alternative (or in conjunction with in-person assistance), option that
brings assistance to you as close as your phone, or your computer: the "distance" doesn't matter. It is
only our relative location that are "distant":
they are electronically eliminated.

Distance Counseling is an option for you that offers these benefits:
  • Availability is almost instant: available virtually 24/7
  • Efficient
  • Prompt
  • Convenient
  • Flexible (it works around your schedule)
  • Affordable (since it donation-oriented, you are in control over how much time/money
      you want to spend
  • Maintains anonymity where desired
  • Efficiency (email is the most efficient)
  • Reduces expense (no travelling - no sitters, etc)
  • You are in control: there is no "set program" or contract to commit to.

                      All contribute to expedite your journey to Recovery and Healing
Recovery, Overcoming, Healing and bringing Closure are possible at any time.
However, in most cases there are not always easy, simple solutions or 'quick-fixes';
- the journey will often be a difficult challenge with much inner work and time required.

But if you are ready to make the change / transition
to begin your healing journey; help is available
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