There are many advantages to the online approach. It is useful for people with specific needs such as wheel chair access, having underlying health conditions which requires them to stay home or even stay in bed, people who cannot drive and rely on others to bring them to their appointments. In such situations, clients are afforded independence and can pick and choose times that suit them rather than suiting their driver. They can have a cup of tea while the session is in progress.
My Online Sessions are provided through Zoom and are password protected. You will need to have set-up a Zoom account before our meeting begins.
For your online therapy to go smoothly, we recommend:
Dependence on a good internet connection.
Clients are comfortable with technology.
Clients need to have a private space to ensure confidentiality and freedom to speak their mind.
A comfortable chair to sit on with the screen at a suitable level so that their face can be seen.
A laptop is more suitable than a smart phone and needs to have a built in camera or a camera attached. It also needs to have a microphone.
Phones need to be on silent.
Body language is not evident, therefore the therapist may not pick up as easily on a person’s unease or discomfort, and the client may not pick up as easily on the therapists own body language which can offer comfort and confidence in the therapeutic setting.
It is important to be aware of both the advantages and disadvantages before committing to this approach.
Whilst all care is taken to ensure confidentiality, the internet is always open to hackers who steal information and use it for criminal activity. It is therefor advisable to have Internet & PC Security while partaking in Online Therapy.