Would online psychotherapy work for you?
Online Counselling & Psychotherapy
Online psychotherapy or online counselling, also called Skype therapy, e-therapy, e-counselling, internet counselling, is sometimes a more convenient way of having counselling and psychotherapy. If you are not able to come to the clinic in Reigate, Surrey, I also offer online therapy. In this case, online therapy refers to therapy that takes place using Zoom, a confidential online meeting platform, similar to Skype. (If you prefer to use Skype, I would like to make you aware of the confidentiality limitations of Skype.)
Online therapy is carried out in a similar way to face to face therapy. We will discuss the way in which we could work together during the initial assessment session. This could be, for example, having a specific goal to work on or a more open-ended agreement to process feelings that may be stuck. Take a look at my services page here for special interests.
The benefits of online counselling & psychotherapy are that you are able to work in an environment that suits you the best. Some of the benefits of psychotherapy are:
- Having a clearer sense of who you are & understanding your needs
- Understanding your emotions better
- Reduced anxiety / low mood
- Having strategies for self-soothing in difficult life situations
- Establishing deeper connections and improved relationships with people around you
- Being able to live and love whole-heartedly
Please note that online therapy is not suitable for complex difficulties with high risk such as if there is a risk of harm to yourself, someone else, and/or child protection issues. In these situations, it is best to seek in-person support.
If outside of the UK, I would like to make you aware that the therapy is governed by the law of England and Wales, and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
What do I need to get started with online therapy?
You can attend online counselling from the comfort of your own home or any other place where you have a good internet connection. It is best to be as close to a router as possible. Using earphones and a mic set can be handy and help to eliminate external noise. Zoom is a very easy platform to use. Once we have agreed to start online counselling, I will send you a link to the meeting on an agreed date and time, and some pre-appointment paperwork.
Arrange a FREE 15 min consultation to find out how online counselling & psychotherapy could help you. We can do it on Zoom and you can test it out how it works for you.