I offer therapy online for people who might struggle to attend sessions in-person, such as those with significant mobility issues, severe agoraphobia, or people who cannot easily travel to the clinic due to living far away or having transport issues. Due to the current pandemic, all sessions are online until it is possible to meet safely without wearing a mask.
Online therapy can be a great way to access therapy from the comfort of your own home or workplace. So long as you have a good enough internet connection to watch videos on YouTube, for example, then connecting with me via video link will be easy. I tend to use Zoom for therapy sessions, and ensure that each appointment is password protected. I can use other platforms for online sessions if you prefer, so long as they offer enough security and stability.
All you need to do to ensure you get the most out of an online therapy session is to make sure that you have somewhere quiet and free from distractions, where you are not likely to be overheard or interrupted. Some people find wearing headphones in session helpful, as it can reduce distractions and increase privacy, while others prefer to use speakers. Making sure you have a working webcam is important. Ideally sessions are held via a laptop or PC, if possible. If using a phone, switching on the ‘do not disturb’ function can decrease distractions from incoming calls and texts. Plugging your laptop in, or making sure your device is fully charged, is also helpful. While WiFi is often fine, connecting to the internet via Ethernet cable offers a more stable connection, so if it is possible to do this, please do.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to discuss online therapy further.