I regularly work with clients via the internet using a secure video-conferencing app called VSee.
Whilst I would always want to promote face-to-face counselling as being 'ideal', I also understand that sometimes circumstances mean that this isn't possible or isn't the best option for you; this is especially true as we are coming to terms with the current pandemic. In this case, you may like to try counselling via secure internet video chat.
I offer online counselling using the free VSEE messenger. Please do take a look and make sure you are happy with it - it does seem to work well, with good image quality and no sound lag.
Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about how we can work together via online counselling.
If you are a small business owner or sole trader currently struggling to earn an income as a result of the pandemic then I will offer you to 'Pay what you can' for online video counselling sessions. Please let me know if this applies to you.
There are a few things to try and organise before we have an online meeting:
Please try and ensure your privacy in the building/room that you are using - so that you can talk freely without your family or other people hearing what is said.
Please try and use a room where there is good network reception.
Have a cup or tea or coffee or a glass of water handy.
Have a plan for what you might do if the doorbell rings, or there is an interruption.
Try and set-up the camera/screen so that it is at eye level - its better to be looking across to the camera than down at it. It is best to have the camera in a fixed position rather than hand-held.
If we can't connect or the signal is poor then I might try and call your phone - please have it handy just in case (but please leave it on silent if you don't want to be disturbed during our session).