Online Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychiatry via Skype/FaceTime or phone
If you think you would benefit from seeing a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Psychiatrist, but know that you would struggle to fit a series of face-to-face sessions into your busy schedule, online counselling via Skype or Face-time might be the best choice for you. Thanks to today’s technology, help can come right into your office or home, at a time that is convenient for you. You can talk about your issues with your therapist, be they psychologist or psychiatrist, online using a medium such as Skype, or even the telephone.
While it might be hard at first to imagine how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or other counselling approaches can take place online, without the therapist and client meeting in person, there are actually some tangible benefits to using Skype or telephone. Most obviously, your therapist can be accessible to you wherever in the world you live and work and there are rarely any issues with clients being late or having to cancel sessions at the last minute, incurring unnecessary fees. Secondly, many distractions that can be troublesome are simply not there when you meet online. Who is going to worry about whether they paid enough for parking when they are attending therapy in the comfort of their own home? Furthermore, many clients report that they find it much easier to concentrate on the matters at hand – sometimes even more so when they use the telephone rather than Skype.
For some people, actually seeing their therapist is very important, and in this context Skype can be invaluable, offering the benefits of face-to-face counselling with the convenience of online therapy. We’ve had video consultations with clients in countries as far afield from London as the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and a range of locations in Asia and Africa. Most of them report that Skype and telephone counselling and therapy feel almost exactly like the “real thing”. Our own Clinical Director attends telephone therapy with a psychologist overseas and, while they have never met, she reports a close, very effective therapeutic relationship.
Many of our Psychologists and Psychotherapists offers treatment via Skype or face-time as well as our London based Psychiatrists.
If you feel that might like to consult a Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Psychiatrist online, please get in touch with us by telephone at: 020 81507563 or book online to schedule your first telephone therapy, Skype or face-time session now.Book Online >>