Distance communication between a therapist and a client is not a new concept. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychotherapy, utilized letters extensively to communicate with his clients. Nowadays distance therapy, also known as online therapy, e-therapy, e-counselling, teletherapy or cyber-counselling, is a growing aspect in the delivery and facilitation of mental health support and well-being.
The process of getting started with online therapy might, in itself, cause some anxiety. That is understandable, even if you’ve worked with a therapist in the past, there can be an unknown as to whether or not online therapy can be an effective and comfortable space for you. However, the benefits of online therapy are really hard to ignore. The convenience of engaging in remote sessions, often in the comfort and privacy of your own home, the cost savings in regards to travel, (time and fuel), and the privacy and anonymity of not having to check in at a reception or waiting room are just some of the benefits that my clients have reported having started or switched to online therapy.
The primary platform I use for distance therapy is Zoom.
We have all become very familiar in recent times in communicating remotely. The unimaginable social isolation caused by the pandemic has, to some degree, been softened by the availability and ease of use of such internet platforms such as Zoom.
Using Zoom is a very straight forward process. once we have agreed on the day and time that we will meet, I arrange the appointment and send you the Zoom invite. Please check the link below to set up your free Zoom account.
This is a safe, encrypted
platform, which is the industry-standard tool for video conferencing.
Skype is not an encrypted platform, which is why I choose not to use it. In order to use Zoom you will be required to set up a free account. Please follow the link provided. For ease of use, the reference number that you will need for my Zoom account will be my telephone number - 0872897299.