I am really pleased to tell you that my practice has now moved totally Online whilst the lockdown and social isolation measures resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic are in force.
Working online is different to face to face work with a counsellor and yet it remains effective. Sessions are held at the same time on the same day each week. I use a secure system, Zoom as the videoconferencing technology for the sessions so we can see and hear one another. As a client all you need do is download the free Zoom app to a device of your choosing and then accept the meeting invitation when I send it to you. It’s simple and secure. Some clients prefer just a telephone and I am happy to offer that as an alternative.
Confidentiality is vital and I ask clients to ensure that they are in a confidential space in their environment for the 50 minute session. Make sure you cannot be overheard and that the chance of being interrupted is minimized.
As we try to recreate a counselling session where we are both present and able to see and hear one another well. Choose a comfortable place in your environment and as near your router as you can so as to have as good a signal as possible.
Sessions are charged at a lower price of £40 online for ongoing sessions and initial sessions are £20. Payment should be made by BACS before the session begins.
If you’d like to have an initial discussion as to how counselling might work for you please call me on 07470 785725 for a confidential no-cost half hour assessment and we can discuss how online counselling could work for you during these uncertain times.