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Online Therapy: Accessible and Convenient

Email, Instant Messaging and Video Therapy: At a time to suit your preference and lifestyle

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Why Online Therapy?

In the 21st century we are very familiar with maintaining relationships online via social media, and when working online.

Therapeutic relationships can work well online too.

If you are struggling with aspects of life and/or relationships, online therapy can be a convenient way to access therapy.

Research into online therapy is extensive and there is evidence that it is just as effective in providing psychological support and resolving difficulties in life, circumstances and relationships as the more traditional in-person therapeutic contact.

Some of the factors that might indicate that online therapy is a form of therapy that is more accessible for you may include the need to fit therapy sessions around your working patterns, disabilities which make travel difficult or impossible, family responsibilities, or perhaps even wanting to work with a particular therapist who is not within travelling distance.

Whatever your reason, not only do you have a choice about which therapist you see, now you have a choice about how you see that therapist.

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Forms of Online Therapy Available

I have completed specialist training in online therapy. I am a Certified Cyber Therapist and a registered online therapist with the Association of Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). Please note also that I am insured to offer online therapy globally and I am bound by UK jurisdiction.

I have a number of years experience offering online therapy using the following formats:

  • Video Therapy: This is also known as webcam therapy or online counselling. The benefits of this form of therapy is that we can see each other, and at the same time you can attend sessions with the flexibility and comfort that you might need or prefer. I use Zoom for this form of online therapy.

  • Instant Messaging Therapy: Instant Messaging is an alternative to Video Therapy and for some is preferable as it mirrors the familiar kinds of messaging that take place on social media. As a therapy, however, it does have some differences from general conversations. Messaging Therapy is synchronous, taking place in 'real time'. It also has the advantage of offering a written record of the sessions that can be reviewed and reflected on at any time. I use VSee for this form of online therapy.

  • Email Therapy: Email as a format for online therapy may be suitable for you if you prefer to take time to think, evaluate, and compose your reply. It is asynchronous, involving a time delay between emails, so not in 'real time'. With email therapy the timeframe for the discussion can be adapted to your needs. While I will always respond within the timeframe we agree, you can take as much time as you need. I use a secure email service called Protonmail for this form of online therapy.

  • Zoom and VSee are easily downloadable from the internet, and Protonmail is also easy to set up online. Using them ensures your confidentiality and privacy for online therapy sessions. I I'll provide full information about how to download and use these services as part of the getting started process.

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    Getting Started

    Please do contact me with any questions or queries you may have about starting Online Therapy by Completing my Contact Form .

    You can see my availability for sessions at my Online Booking Service but please contact me before booking a session so that we can have an initial discussion and check that online therapy is appropriate for you.

    Alternatively, please complete a form by clicking the link below.


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