Online Therapy

What are online therapy sessions?

online therapy is not a type of treatment in itself but a way of describing a counselling or psychotherapy service that’s provided online therapy sessions over the Internet, using communication programs like Skype and others such as Vsee and other communication software, therapists working online are able to provide online counselling, or what some people call Skype therapy also known as web therapy, internet therapy, and cyber therapy. Websites just like this online counselling and psychotherapy service has been growing in popularity for some time, it has given lots of people the freedom to find what they need when they need it, without being as restricted to a physical locality.   As a therapist who has been working online for several years providing online therapy sessions I found that people in the modern technology driven world like the freedom to choose where they receive therapy, not being restricted to a therapist’s physical office means they can chose to have the help and support they need at home or anywhere that feels safe and comfortable to them, or any place they wish, as long as they are able to find a good connection they can have therapy online where ever they want.

Using Skype for therapy

Skype is very probably the most popular video calling program around and is by far my most requested option for providing an online therapy service, with Skype you can use video or just sound and instant messaging to talk online and is regarded as being safe to use, but it is not as secure as wire or vsee. After the last update from Skype making it unpopular and reducing its usability I am trying to move away from this communication software and use one of the other options if possible. See Vsee and Wire options offered below.

Using Vsee for therapy  RECOMMENDED BY THIS SERVICE

Vsee is a communication software similar to Skype that uses an encrypted and secure communication between therapist and client and is aimed at the therapist and health market and especially for the American markets that need to be hippa compliant. Some people do not like Skype so I offer this option as well as using Skype to provide a more flexible Internet therapy service. Find out more at http://vsee.com/

Using wire for therapy  RECOMMENDED BY THIS SERVICE

Wire offers an encrypted and secure way of communicating that is one of the very few video chat services that offers full end to end encryption to protect your privacy and is available on a number of different operating systems, it is one of the only fully secure sytems unlike Skype that is only partly secure. https://wire.com/en/  I recommend that download and install any of the above applications and test it out before applying for online therapy to give you some time to become familiar with the software.

Having therapy online

The access to online therapeutic services over the Internet is not limited to any city or country and is available via computer or smart phones worldwide. There is normally much more choice regarding the available times and the number of days that the service is available to you, so if you work long hours a Sunday morning is maybe better for you than a Monday night so there is more flexibility and choice using an online therapy service. Not using the video for online counselling and psychotherapy and Just using sound only as a therapy is for some people a bit like like closing their eyes and shutting out the distractions, for many clients it is a better way to connect with their own thoughts, less distractions from visual stimuli and more time in an inner world, close your eyes and shut out the external world while paying more attention to your inner world. That is why I offer sound only as well as video, with sound only there is no need to feel you have to dress up and impress or project the image you think I want to see, instead you can feel less judged and more in tune with what is actually important. A lot of people find that using the sound only option when talking online very helpful, the main advantage that remaining hidden from the online therapist gives you, is that it can allow you to feel more secure within yourself, it can help make the therapy experience feel less stressful and allow you to talk openly about personal issues, this then becomes more about you and your needs, it is not about how embarrassed or anxious you feel in front of a camera talking about your thoughts feelings and life experiences. Feeling more relaxed by not using web cam may help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, the benefits of feeling less stressed and anxious having therapy are often experienced immediately and eventually could help you to make the changes you need in your life on your terms.

Online therapy appointments compared to off-line

The similarities A therapist providing online therapy sessions or off-line will offer similar options in regards to the number of sessions per week and the length of the therapy session, In general a number of sessions are usually offered at seven day intervals, this is largely accepted worldwide as an appropriate time interval that allows a good working balance for both the therapist and the client, sometimes more sessions are needed for more acute short term support, at the other end of the spectrum some people may only need one session every two weeks or even one or two per month. Each session will normally last between fifty or sixty minutes, but some sessions can last for up to ninety minutes, the longer time frame is very dependent on the situation and is not normally used as standard, but the extra-long session can be beneficial with complex cases where the client feels they need more time to express or think over the emotions and beliefs involved.

Some of the advantages 

You can stay hidden from view while in therapy. There is no need to travel to see the therapist when you can use the Internet for counselling. Flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends. Talk from home and feel more relaxed in your own environment. Physical disability is not an issue finding therapy. (No steps or lifts or travelling to and from) There is more choice regarding what online therapist you can use. It can be less embarrassing talking about some personal issues. You can keep your privacy by staying anonymous. You can talk via phone or PC with Skype to talk to a counsellor. Connect from work or any place you have a connection. No one need know you are seeing a therapist with Skype. It’s physically safer for you.

Some of the disadvantages   

Online therapy is not always suitable for serious mental health issues such as bipolar and schizophrenia without local clinical support. You need to feel confident using a computer. You need to understand how to keep your computer secure. As with any technology it is possible that hardware can fail or go wrong leaving you unable to communicate. If you make recordings of the session you “must” encrypt it, if your PC is stolen all data on your hard drive can be looked at and used unless it’s encrypted. It is not safe for people who are feeling suicidal or in crisis without more information and backup available. Qualifications do not mean that much online as different countries have differing requirements so you need to ask more questions. To use this online therapy service, you do need to have the ability to use a computer or smart phone and have access to the Internet.
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Online Therapy

What are online therapy

sessions?

online therapy is not a type of treatment in itself but a way of describing a counselling or psychotherapy service that’s provided online therapy sessions over the Internet, using communication programs like Skype and others such as Vsee and other communication software, therapists working online are able to provide online counselling, or what some people call Skype therapy also known as web therapy, internet therapy, and cyber therapy. Websites just like this online counselling and psychotherapy service has been growing in popularity for some time, it has given lots of people the freedom to find what they need when they need it, without being as restricted to a physical locality.   As a therapist who has been working online for several years providing online therapy sessions I found that people in the modern technology driven world like the freedom to choose where they receive therapy, not being restricted to a therapist’s physical office means they can chose to have the help and support they need at home or anywhere that feels safe and comfortable to them, or any place they wish, as long as they are able to find a good connection they can have therapy online where ever they want.

Using Skype for therapy

Skype is very probably the most popular video calling program around and is by far my most requested option for providing an online therapy service, with Skype you can use video or just sound and instant messaging to talk online and is regarded as being safe to use, but it is not as secure as wire or vsee. After the last update from Skype making it unpopular and reducing its usability I am trying to move away from this communication software and use one of the other options if possible. See Vsee and Wire options offered below.

Using Vsee for therapy 

RECOMMENDED BY THIS SERVICE

Vsee is a communication software similar to Skype that uses an encrypted and secure communication between therapist and client and is aimed at the therapist and health market and especially for the American markets that need to be hippa compliant. Some people do not like Skype so I offer this option as well as using Skype to provide a more flexible Internet therapy service. Find out more at http://vsee.com/

Using wire for therapy 

RECOMMENDED BY THIS SERVICE

Wire offers an encrypted and secure way of communicating that is one of the very few video chat services that offers full end to end encryption to protect your privacy and is available on a number of different operating systems, it is one of the only fully secure sytems unlike Skype that is only partly secure. https://wire.com/en/  I recommend that download and install any of the above applications and test it out before applying for online therapy to give you some time to become familiar with the software.

Having therapy online

The access to online therapeutic services over the Internet is not limited to any city or country and is available via computer or smart phones worldwide. There is normally much more choice regarding the available times and the number of days that the service is available to you, so if you work long hours a Sunday morning is maybe better for you than a Monday night so there is more flexibility and choice using an online therapy service. Not using the video for online counselling and psychotherapy and Just using sound only as a therapy is for some people a bit like like closing their eyes and shutting out the distractions, for many clients it is a better way to connect with their own thoughts, less distractions from visual stimuli and more time in an inner world, close your eyes and shut out the external world while paying more attention to your inner world. That is why I offer sound only as well as video, with sound only there is no need to feel you have to dress up and impress or project the image you think I want to see, instead you can feel less judged and more in tune with what is actually important. A lot of people find that using the sound only option when talking online very helpful, the main advantage that remaining hidden from the online therapist gives you, is that it can allow you to feel more secure within yourself, it can help make the therapy experience feel less stressful and allow you to talk openly about personal issues, this then becomes more about you and your needs, it is not about how embarrassed or anxious you feel in front of a camera talking about your thoughts feelings and life experiences. Feeling more relaxed by not using web cam may help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, the benefits of feeling less stressed and anxious having therapy are often experienced immediately and eventually could help you to make the changes you need in your life on your terms.

Online therapy appointments

compared to off-line

The similarities A therapist providing online therapy sessions or off-line will offer similar options in regards to the number of sessions per week and the length of the therapy session, In general a number of sessions are usually offered at seven day intervals, this is largely accepted worldwide as an appropriate time interval that allows a good working balance for both the therapist and the client, sometimes more sessions are needed for more acute short term support, at the other end of the spectrum some people may only need one session every two weeks or even one or two per month. Each session will normally last between fifty or sixty minutes, but some sessions can last for up to ninety minutes, the longer time frame is very dependent on the situation and is not normally used as standard, but the extra-long session can be beneficial with complex cases where the client feels they need more time to express or think over the emotions and beliefs involved.

Some of the advantages 

You can stay hidden from view while in therapy. There is no need to travel to see the therapist when you can use the Internet for counselling. Flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends. Talk from home and feel more relaxed in your own environment. Physical disability is not an issue finding therapy. (No steps or lifts or travelling to and from) There is more choice regarding what online therapist you can use. It can be less embarrassing talking about some personal issues. You can keep your privacy by staying anonymous. You can talk via phone or PC with Skype to talk to a counsellor. Connect from work or any place you have a connection. No one need know you are seeing a therapist with Skype. It’s physically safer for you.

Some of the disadvantages   

Online therapy is not always suitable for serious mental health issues such as bipolar and schizophrenia without local clinical support. You need to feel confident using a computer. You need to understand how to keep your computer secure. As with any technology it is possible that hardware can fail or go wrong leaving you unable to communicate. If you make recordings of the session you “must” encrypt it, if your PC is stolen all data on your hard drive can be looked at and used unless it’s encrypted. It is not safe for people who are feeling suicidal or in crisis without more information and backup available. Qualifications do not mean that much online as different countries have differing requirements so you need to ask more questions. To use this online therapy service, you do need to have the ability to use a computer or smart phone and have access to the Internet.
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