Webcam therapy is seen as more similar to face-to-face meetings through the ability to see each other via the computer screen. Many people enjoy the geographical convenience as well as being able to see their therapist,  and like email therapy this can be useful for exploring many different issues. I can also offer this service as a sort of internet telephone where we can talk without video if this feels more comfortable. If you are wondering if webcam therapy is for you please read through the list of considerations and feel free to ask any questions via the contact form.

I am considering webcam therapy
There are some considerations specific to this mode of therapy that require thinking about before deciding this is the best course for you. Pondering these issues will allow you to get the best out of your therapy, and ensure you feel safe whilst doing so.
-You will need a computer,  video camera, audio capability and internet set up that will work with video conferencing.
-The computer will need to be somewhere private and where you will not be disturbed or overheard for the duration of the session (50 minutes).
-Be aware that whilst being able to see each others faces the position of the camera can sometimes make it look like we are not directly looking at each other.
-There is an option to talk via the equipment without cameras if this feels more comfortable.

How webcam therapy will be likely to work with me.

After deciding you would like to try webcam therapy please contact me  and we will start to look at what you would like and if I am the best person to offer you help at this time. This will involve filling in a form and providing a few details by email (or other medium if preferable). Whilst this can appear a bit impersonal it is really to ensure your safety and to give me an initial idea of what you would like help with. After this we will come to an agreement about what is being offered and some rules about how it will work – just so we both know what to expect. I have access to several secure internet communication providers and can discuss which one you would prefer to use. Some people find one session meets their needs and others require longer. I am happy to work for short periods or longer term, as agreed with you.

Setting things up often doesn’t take very long. We will make sure everything is working and set up a date and time to connect. Due to other work commitments I offer different time slots and hope that one of these suits your needs. Sessions are for 50 minutes which can sometimes go very quickly and I will make sure I keep an eye on time so we can end on as safe a note as possible. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.

I currently charge £75 per webcam session and I work with several encrypted webcam forums.