Email counseling is a method of Online Counseling that comes with great flexibility for counselors and clients. First, it is a ‘low-tech’ method of online communication that virtually any person with basic computer skills can use without additional technical training.
Also, it makes counseling extremely convenient because (1) the counselor and client never need to meet in a certain place and (2) they never need to meet at a certain time. A client can write a counselor at any hour—even if the counselor is busy, or not working, or fast asleep! The counselor then has (usually negotiated to be) 24-48 hours to provide a well thought through response.