Online Video Counselling
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Online counselling can be a useful alternative to traditional face-to-face counselling. Therapists have been using various forms of online counselling for years and many clients have found it valuable.
What is online counselling?
Online counselling follows the same fundamental principles as face-to-face counselling. It provides a secure safe place but instead of a weekly appointment in a consulting room, we hold the session from our own separate locations using a webcam and audio link.
The confidentiality and security of your therapy remains central to all parts of the process.
I offer clients online counselling via Zoom™ video-conferencing software. This is an established, secure platform used by many online therapists. You can find out more about Zoom at zoom.us.
You may find the process of communicating from your own protected safe space very helpful in itself. Some clients say they find it easier to talk about some things when they're not the in the same room as their therapist (although this may not be the case for you)
I am able to offer you more flexibility online, for example, if you have to change location for any reason, you'll still be able to continue with your sessions, as long as you have access to your device
Possible disadvantages or difficulties:
Occasionally technological problems can arise which affect the online link. We'll discuss alternative means of contact and have an agreed course of action in case this happens
You'll be responsible for ensuring privacy at your end. You'll need to be able to shut the door on any noise, ensure that no one interrupts us and turn off telephones and other forms of contact
Online Therapy is suitable for both Multiple and Single Session Work.
Please be aware that a certain level of IT literacy is required. I will do what I can to help you, but if you feel that technology will be more of a barrier rather than a helpful tool this therapy is probably not for you.
£40 per 50 minute session