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What is an online therapy sessions? Wich is better? What I would be expecting?
Here are some practical information to help you understand how online therapy sessions works and to provide you with some tips to make sure the process runs smoothly.
For some people it’s scary or uncertain to take on online therapy sessions, however, most of my clients who switched to online therapy session they were surprised about the effectiveness of the process as meeting face to face. I’ll be supporting by creating a safe and contained space. I have held numerous sessions online and they work well. The services below are end to end encrypted so servers do not know what is transmitted making them secure for us to use.
My current preferred online service. This is an encrypted service and is free for you to access and download.
A video on how to use Zoom is here:
If we are using zoom I will send you an email before the session which contains a meeting number. Please make sure I have the correct email before the session. When you open Zoom, it will ask you to enter the meeting number so that you can join me
Another encrypted service is WhatsApp. This can be downloaded on your smart phone. Please make sure that I have your correct mobile number in advance of the session.
Please make sure that:
You have your computer or mobile set up with before the session commences. This includes having your microphone and video turned on.
Your computer or mobile is positioned at a sensible height so that I can clearly see your face and that the camera is at eye level. If several people will be participating, please make sure that I can see everyone clearly. Please make sure you are in a quiet location.
You will not be disturbed for the duration of the session and that the door to the room you are sitting in is closed.
If you are using your computer, you have your mobile out of reach and with the sound muted so that it is not a distraction.
You do not have your back to a window or light – this can make it very hard for me to see you clearly and a box of tissues, glass of water nearby.
You have not been drinking alcohol or taking drugs before any sessions where they may still be in your body.
You do NOT record the sessions. I will not be recording any of our sessions UNLESS I have prior consent from you and this has been mutually discussed, agreed on, and a consent form has been signed by you.
You will NOT let anyone else listen in to any part of the online session (via phone or any other technical device or in person) without prior agreement with me.
You join the meeting at the agreed time.