If time, work, travel, mobility etc have stopped you from accessing face to face counselling, this service may well be for you.
You can access skype counselling from the privacy of your own home. Saving on the time and costs of travel. Using the medium of Skype may make counselling more accessible to you, particularly if you are:
●HOUSEBOUND e.g. because of mobility problems, the need to care for others (the young, old, infirm etc)
●LIVING IN A RURAL/ REMOTE AREAS
●MOVING REGULARLY DUE TO YOUR WORK OR LIFESTYLE, rendering contact with the same counsellor on a weekly basis difficult/ impossible
●A BUSY INDIVIDUAL with little time in your schedule to travel to and see a therapist on a weekly basis
If you have an iPad, iPhone or an apple computer sessions can also be conducted on FaceTime.
The internet has certainly brought great changes to our lifestyles and has empowered us with choices about when, where and with whom we communicate. Counselling/ Psychotherapy via Skype / FaceTime is merely an extension of this. This is being offered in the hope that it will make counselling more accessible and convenient for more people.
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN COUNSELLING VIA SKYPE OR FACETIME IS NOT APPROPRIATE Online counselling is not suitable for everyone. If it transpires that online therapy is not suitable for you, we can discuss a more appropriate alternative.
FAQ's RE: SKYPE WHAT IS SKYPE? Skype is a videoconferencing programme that allows us to see and hear each other using your computer and webcam. It is both free and easy to install.
You can access counselling via skype from the privacy of your own home, saving on the time and costs of travel.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED? A broadband connection. You can use your computers microphone and speakers, if you are happy with the sound quality. If not you can use a seperate headset. The skype website gives details of compatible headsets, in the accessories section.Click here to view.
HOW CAN I BEGIN USING SKYPE? Going to the website, installing the free piece of software and registering, just takes a few minutes. Click here to begin. Once you are on the website, click on the appropriate version of skype for your computer. Now click on the download button and follow the instuctions until you have installed skype and created a skype ID.
If you are considering using my services and need to try out skype/ need help setting it up, do send me an e-mail/give me a call. If you provide me with a number, I will give you a call at a mutally convenient time.
My contact details: email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 07548645007