How does online therapy work?

How does online therapy work?

You can book your sessions with me to arrange either a video call or telephone call for your weekly appointment. I am  happy to cater to your requirements and can offer:

Whatsapp video 
Google Meet

and many other programs and apps to streamline your sessions.

You will be able to speak with me in the comfort of your home. 

Making Virtual Therapy Work For You

Virtual therapy has many benefits, including greater timing flexibility and the elimination of commuting.

Here are some ideas to help you get comfortable and in the proper therapeutic mindset. 

Find a Unique Location
To distinguish therapy from work or leisure, find a special spot for it. If you work at a desk, try the couch or a different chair. If you work on the couch, sit on the other side of the couch. Some of my clients sit on the floor against a wall. Find a comfortable pillow or throw blanket to change the experience of being in that seat. Lower the lights or open a window. Find ways to tell your brain that you’re entering a new space.

Phone or Computer?
It is possible, use a computer or a phone for virtual therapy. Ideally, you want the camera to be straight on or slightly above you. If you use a phone prop it against something or grab yourself a phone stand.

Get Yourself some Fidgets
Therapy can be stressful and challenging as difficult subjects are discussed. I  like to have things around for clients to play with during therapy. Grab a few for yourself and put them in a bowl or a drawer to take out during therapy.

With a few tweaks and some intentionality, your home will be the ideal place to conduct therapy. See you there!

Digital technology has taken centre-stage in the lives of young people and has become embedded in every level of their education, social activities and work. It is now a key element to equipping them for life in the 21st century. Online therapy can provide a choice and a culturally appropriate route into their world; a way to build the therapeutic relationship around the way they choose to engage, and the chance to ‘open up’ in a space that is not controlled by adults.