We offer hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and relaxation sessions over the telephone or online in our online therapy clinic.
There are many different reasons why you may want to consider a session in the online therapy clinic, such as:
– It’s convenient
– There’s no need to travel or pay for parking
– It’s accessible
– You may feel more comfortable in your own surroundings
– You may prefer to type rather than talk
– With an online session, we can talk on camera just as if we were both in the same room
What computer software is used for online therapy?
I use telemedicine software called VSee to provide all therapy in the online therapy clinic. VSee is used by many healthcare providers to provide confidential online healthcare services. VSee was created by a team of Stanford University human computer interaction scientists and it’s used by many healthcare providers, particularly in the USA. Even NASA’s astronauts use VSee on the International Space Station! VSee is free and can be used on your computer. There’s also a VSee app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. VSee allows us to use instant messages, video calling or a combination of both, depending on what you’d like to get from your session.
Why not Skype or Facetime?
Skype and Facetime are not approved for use by my professional organisation due to confidentiality concerns. Your online safety and confidentiality are of utmost importance and this is why I use VSee. It offers the same functionality as Skype and it’s free but has none of the confidentiality concerns. It’s also fully HIPAA compliant.
The benefit of instant messages
Another perk of the online therapy clinic is that we can use instant chat messages to conduct the session. This can replace the talking part of a hypnotherapy session (psychotherapy) or if you don’t want hypnotherapy, we can just ‘chat’ for the entire duration. Instant messages can be a good choice if you find it easier to write down how you’re feeling rather than talking about it.
How does an appointment in the online therapy clinic work?
First, get in touch to book your initial telephone consultation (free). We’ll discuss your goals and whether a telephone or online therapy session is suitable. If we agree to work together, the process of arranging your session is very similar to a face-to-face session – it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1. I’ll send you some client forms to complete and return in advance of your session
2. I’ll ask you to pay for your session via bank transfer or PayPal
3. We’ll agree a mutually convenient time for me to call/message you
Remember to call or message me from a quiet, private place where you can relax and feel physically comfortable. For online therapy sessions I also ask that you have a telephone (mobile or landline) available in the unlikely event we become disconnected.
What technology do I need for online therapy?
For online therapy, you’ll need to download the VSee app or software (free) and for telephone sessions, you’ll need a hands-free kit or speakerphone.