Online therapy is becoming increasingly popular. Some find it easier to access or suits their lifestyle better, others find that due to limited mobility or circumstances this is their only option. At present due to Covid-19, this option allows you access to therapy at a very difficult time if you are having to shield or just generally feel uncomfortable with face to face appointments right now. I have worked very successfully with clients from afar with the use of the online video conference system Zoom and am currently working with my clients either via this app or telephone and where face to face is not possible.
If you feel that online suits you better I will carry out an initial assessment online to determine if working in this way will be of benefit for you and your individual circumstances and it will allows us to see how it feels to work in this way.
Zoom is free to download, and all you need is a web camera and microphone which is likely to be built-in to your device. I recommend that you find a consistent place to engage in your weekly online therapy session. A place where you have a strong wi-fi connection but that is also place where you can speak confidentially without being interrupted.
The BACP has written a helpful article about the benefits and factors to consider regarding online therapy. If you are interested in engaging in online therapy and would like further information you can access this article here.