Video therapy has the most similarities with traditional face to face counselling – in that you and your counsellor are talking face to face just via video software rather than in a counselling room. Many clients and counsellors have been working with video therapy when face to face therapy has not been possible and it is becoming an increasingly accessible way to have counselling.
For video therapy we use Zoom which is encrypted and secure. You can download an app for your phone or tablet (both Apple and Android are supported) or a desktop programme for Windows or Mac. https://zoom.us/.
When engaging in video therapy the following considerations are important:
A reliable internet connection.
A safe, confidential, and private space to talk where you will not be overhead or interrupted by other people.
Up to date virus protection and password protection.
The Zoom video link will be unique to each individual session and should not be shared with anyone else.
Video therapy can stand alone as your therapy option – or it can be mixed with email or instant messaging.
The practicalities of organising sessions and what to do in case of technology/login failures will be discussed with your counsellor.
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