Study to examine the potential usefulness of e-counselling

  • Anne Byrne

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study explored the views of twelve men about the potential usefulness of E-counselling. The men, ranging in age from 18 to 59 years of age, identified benefits of E-counselling in terms of time efficiency and anonymity. However, they also reported major ethical considerations relating to counselling services on the Internet. In addition, participants identified the importance of trust in a relationship as a key factor in deciding whether or not to share information on personal issues. The Internet was not considered to be the most appropriate vehicle to convey personal information for these men. A model of E-counselling which combined initial face-to-face counselling with follow up E-counselling was identified as a potential area for further exploration.
Date of Award2004
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Canberra

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