For some however, the thought of communicating through video conference or phone might initially elicit some apprehension, but it’s important to know that this form of therapy is just as effective as the sessions we hold in-person. All our therapists are used to working online and will make the sessions as personable and comfortable for you as they can.
Our highly trained therapists have worked online before the coronavirus emergency and are able to provide equally effective treatments online and over the phone for individuals and couples. This means you can continue to get the support you need at a time that fits around your schedule, comfortably in your own home.
Why online therapy?
- It could be more practically and financially feasible for you – you don’t have to travel long distances to see a therapist and it can fit around you and your time – this may especially suit people living in remote areas.
- You can access it from the comfort of your home.
- It may feel less scary to ‘meet’ someone online rather than face to face and it can sometimes feel easier to talk about difficult issues this way due to the sense of anonymity it can provide.
- Online counselling can work well as a steppingstone for someone trying to transition to face to face counselling – such as those with social anxiety.
What to expect
When you sign up for your initial appointment with a practitioner of your choice:
- Your therapist will send you a link to the appointment.
- Please click on the link before the appointment to make sure you can access the waiting area.
- The program will most likely ask you to install a small Zoom interface.
- You can configure audio and video during the call.
- At the time of your online zoom counselling session your therapist will admit you to the call.