What is it?
Online therapy refers to mental health services provided through the internet. At the moment, I am offering video sessions to clients. Online psychotherapy has become the preferred route for most clients, due to the restrictions and the risk of infection related to face-to-face therapy at the time of Covid-19.
How does it work?
Online psychotherapy follows the same general rules of face to face therapy. It is important to treat video sessions the same as you would do for a session in person.
There are three main points that contribute to the effectiveness of the online experience:
- having a good internet connection
- using a large screen (pc, laptop or tablet) rather than a mobile phone
- finding a quiet and comfortable place where you can have privacy and are not going to be interrupted or disturbed
I use a number of different video call platforms (Zoom, BilateralBase, Skype, FaceTime) which is chosen based on the preference of the client.
Why choose online sessions?
There are also other benefits that come with online therapy:
- Some clients that experience dissociation, personality disorders or have a traumatic history find it easier to open up in an online session. Being behind a screen can help them feel protected and regulate embarrassment and shame
- There are no commuting times and you can access therapy wherever you are
- You can be in your home, surrounded by your things and choose or create a space that makes you feel calm and at ease
How can I book a session?
I offer sessions on weekdays from 9am to 9pm. If you would like to have more information or book an appointment, you can drop me an email or use the contact form that you find on this website.