Therapy via Webcam
I am considering therapy over webcam
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.
- 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 does webcam therapy work?
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 secure and encrypted email. 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. We will usually agree on an intial amount of sessions with regular reviews, and take it from there.
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 60 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. If you are feeling in crisis and need immediate help it may not be suitable. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
I currently charge £90 per 60 minute webcam session and the same for the 75 minute initial assessment appointment.