Want a relationship, let alone a simple date? Need tips for getting along with your in-laws, outlaws, and the rest of the family? Are you desperate to figure out how to get along with your boss or co-workers? Answers abound all over the Internet, but some are better than others. No-cost advice complicates matters because you might get what you paid for: Nothing useful. The again, do-gooders are out there and some of them have wise answers to solving your problems.
Before the popularity of online life, people found free solutions in their community counseling centers or neighborhood friendships. Some folks still do. Relationship advice also came at no charge in churches and synagogues too (it still does). But since many relationship advice-seekers choose to look for help on a screen or monitor, the population of advice-givers has an impressive presence online. If you find a helpful therapist on the Internet, you might benefit as much as someone in a real-life counseling office. This National Psychotherapy Day: Therapists Reveal What Therapy Can Do For You article explains the benefits of therapy. It doesn’t matter if you receive therapy in person or online: Good advice can help you 24/7.
When it comes to learning if someone is qualified to counsel you, it’s always wise to look for proper credentials. They’re usually listed on the “About” page of any website, but there are exceptions. Let’s look at a few sites which offer relationship advice and where they keep such information.
Horse’s Mouth is linked literally and professionally, to outside organizations qualified to meet specific counseling needs. They’re listed on the site’s “Partners” page.
The Hope Line is also associated with mental health professionals listed in a moving line of images at the bottom of its page.
The Professional Counseling site offers Online Advice for Men and Women. It bears accreditation seals from professional organizations. The programs and courses cost money, but there is no indication of charges for the advice-giving; it seems to be free. Advisor Elly Prior is Dutch, so expect a bit of an accent foreign to American ears.
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By the way, it can’t hurt to learn about the nature of counseling and how therapists prepare themselves to help the public. The About Psychnet-UK – Mental Health & Psychology Portal site offers a peek into those realities. They’re true on a global basis, not just for Britons, the Irish, the Scots and Welsh therapists.
Do some productive networking. Ask your trustworthy friends, neighbors and family members for relationship advice sites that they can recommend. People who are already good for you tend to keep your best interests among their priorities. That can prevent the heartache of accessing sites that won’t serve your needs and further delay your progress in a sharing a rewarding relationship.