Many people choose to meet in person with a therapist (face-to-face therapy.) However, there are often reasons why some people prefer telephone or even online video. I offer telephone or online video for existing clients as a back up in the event of extreme weather, transport, childcare issues, business travel etc. It is important for us to explore the role this may play in your therapy. Alternatively, we can plan to work with some or all remote sessions. Working remotely requires additional planning and consideration including what to do in the event of technical issues or crisis.
We need to make sure from the outset that working remotely will be right for you; that you will feel comfortable meeting via technology in this way. Working remotely may not be appropriate for everyone, for example, those who are in crisis or very vulnerable when we begin to work together.
It is useful where possible to arrange sessions for a regular day and time.
It is in your interests to make sure you choose somewhere private and comfortable, where you will not be disturbed for the duration of our sessions which are normally 50 minutes.
If you would like to explore having therapy remotely, either entirely or as a back up, please get in touch so we can find out how this would work for you.
Working remotely can ensure that we will be able to meet regularly and can help to establish a safe therapeutic relationship in a way that may not be possible otherwise.