There are various forms of counselling which can be used as an alternative to face to face sessions. Please be assured that all of these are run in a professional and confidential manner. I’m happy to talk through any queries you may have about any of the alternatives that I will now be offering. New clients will be sent my contract/agreement by email before we start therapy. Any information or sheets that will be used during our work together will also be emailed as therapy progresses.
Online Counselling: On-line counselling will be facilitated by Zoom. This platform is GDPR compliant and has end-to-end encryption. As such, it is completely secure and confidential.
Zoom is very simple to use. If you decide to use on-line counselling, I will send you an invitation by email. You will then be able to follow a link to create your own Zoom account. We will arrange our session as usual and you will need to log into your account at the start time. I will invite to a ‘meeting’ and you will simply need to click to join in, making sure you have also clicked ‘video’ and ‘audio’ so that we can see and hear other.
An alternative way to connect is for me to start a meeting then text you with my ID. You can then join the meeting.
If you would like to, we can arrange a time to briefly go through this procedure together on-line before our first proper session.
Telephone Counselling: Before starting telephone counselling, we will makes arrangements which are mutually agreeable (who calls who, for example).
Email Counselling or instant messaging by Skype: If you prefer this type of contact, it can be arranged, again by mutual agreement. Please ask and we can have a chat about what would suit you best.
Missed Appointments for online sessions(including late cancellations and non-attendance) are subject to the usual terms and conditions.
Prices for Sessions: On-line/telephone/email or messaging counselling sessions are for 60 minutes, in line with face to face therapy. As the time commitment remains the same, the same fee of £50/session applies. This is payable by bank transfer, before the session commences.
I am also offering 30 min sessions (£25) or 15 min ‘check in’ sessions (£10).
* If you are currently working as a key worker, please know that you are hugely appreciated, and concessions may be available. Please ask. *