ONLINE THERAPY SERVICES
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Why is this online therapy service different?

Online therapy ethics & ethos

Would charging you for a missed appointment because your car broke down or you were ill, is that being respectful or disrespectful? Is it disrespecting you by insisting that you must pay up no matter what the reasons. Not having any compassion or understanding for you as a person is in my opinion not only disrespecting you but also promoting and strengthening the natural imbalance of power between therapist and client. I have been told again and again how we therapists must keep ethical boundaries and how we must always charge our clients for missed sessions or late cancellations, I used to follow this doctrine as I was trained to work as a therapist in that way, but I also believe that therapy is supposed to be a therapeutic partnership, but it seemed to be a bit one-sided to me, so I questioned the status quo and in time developed my own way of working I call the cognizance therapeutic principle. More info   I can understand that online therapists  who have a lot of cancellations need to charge for the missed online therapy session, but I have never had any real problem with my clients missing appointments or last minute cancellations, as I see it, if a client who made a habit of missing a session I would then have to discuss this to resolve it, as that could be seen as being disrespectful to me. This therapy service is ethical unlike some I advocate the idea that as a therapist I am expected to maintain good ethical practise in the best interests of my clients to help promote the clients well being, this includes:

No testimonials requested from clients

I will not ask you to help me advertise my business by asking you to provide me with a testimonial; I work for you I do not expect you to work for me, neither do I expect you to interact with prospective clients who want to check if your testimonial is real or fake, that would not be ethical and very unprofessional and breaches the clients confidentiality. Not charging for the first session, All therapists need to do risk assessments and check to see if the client is suitable before taking them on as prospective clients (especially working on-line) and as successful therapy is often dependant on the strength of the therapeutic relationship the client needs the time to see if they feel happy to continue, not every therapist is suitable for every client. Why does the client have to pay for the privilege? Promoting independence. I offer the choice to pay and continue or not to pay and therapy ends at that point. I do not ask for payment until after the session has ended, this gives the client time to reflect on the therapy session and the freedom to pay only if they are happy to continue with therapy, this helps promote personal choice and responsibility. No broken promises There can never be any promise of success given to the client to persuade them to pay for therapy, that just builds up false hope and can even damage a client’s self-esteem when therapy cannot deliver what has been promised. The truth is that all any therapist can do, is try their best to help you discover what is possible for you, I will do my very best to help and support you, to make the changes you want in your life, but I cannot promise you success only the possibility of progress.

This service tells the truth about your confidentiality.

I think it is important to inform my clients about the truth so they can make an informative choice based on facts and not misleading information especially about confidentiality. Some therapists promise total confidentiality, but forget to inform the client that in truth there is no total confidentiality as it is not possible to provide it. The truth is no security can be totally secure, all any one can do is reduce the risks involved as much as it is practical and possible to do so. One way to do that is to reduce risk is by reducing the amount of information stored or kept on file, one of the reasons why I do not keep detailed information about a client’s personal experiences or record sessions, this is to remove the possibility of a breach of confidentiality as much as is possible to do so. Allowing the client to remain totally anonymous if they wish is one way to further reduce the risk even lower, but it does complicate working with people in crisis. All software can be hacked and documents stolen, all cabinets and offices can be broken into and people can breach trust inadvertently or accidentally. Whether you are promised hippa compliance or secure encrypted communications, that still does not guarantee total confidentiality, any statement promising any such guarantee is bad information at best and being untruthful at worst, just to get the clients custom. There is nothing wrong in saying total confidentiality as most people know what the limits are, but it still needs to be clarified for ethical disclosure helping people to make an informed choice on the facts provided not opinions.
All copyrights reserved. Online Therapy Services

Why is this online therapy service different?

Online therapy ethics & ethos

Would charging you for a missed appointment because your car broke down or you were ill, is that being respectful or disrespectful? Is it disrespecting you by insisting that you must pay up no matter what the reasons. Not having any compassion or understanding for you as a person is in my opinion not only disrespecting you but also promoting and strengthening the natural imbalance of power between therapist and client. I have been told again and again how we therapists must keep ethical boundaries and how we must always charge our clients for missed sessions or late cancellations, I used to follow this doctrine as I was trained to work as a therapist in that way, but I also believe that therapy is supposed to be a therapeutic partnership, but it seemed to be a bit one-sided to me, so I questioned the status quo and in time developed my own way of working I call the cognizance therapeutic principle. More info   I can understand that online therapists  who have a lot of cancellations need to charge for the missed online therapy session, but I have never had any real problem with my clients missing appointments or last minute cancellations, as I see it, if a client who made a habit of missing a session I would then have to discuss this to resolve it, as that could be seen as being disrespectful to me. This therapy service is ethical unlike some I advocate the idea that as a therapist I am expected to maintain good ethical practise in the best interests of my clients to help promote the clients well being, this includes:

No testimonials requested from clients

I will not ask you to help me advertise my business by asking you to provide me with a testimonial; I work for you I do not expect you to work for me, neither do I expect you to interact with prospective clients who want to check if your testimonial is real or fake, that would not be ethical and very unprofessional and breaches the clients confidentiality. Not charging for the first session, All therapists need to do risk assessments and check to see if the client is suitable before taking them on as prospective clients (especially working on-line) and as successful therapy is often dependant on the strength of the therapeutic relationship the client needs the time to see if they feel happy to continue, not every therapist is suitable for every client. Why does the client have to pay for the privilege? Promoting independence. I offer the choice to pay and continue or not to pay and therapy ends at that point. I do not ask for payment until after the session has ended, this gives the client time to reflect on the therapy session and the freedom to pay only if they are happy to continue with therapy, this helps promote personal choice and responsibility. No broken promises There can never be any promise of success given to the client to persuade them to pay for therapy, that just builds up false hope and can even damage a client’s self- esteem when therapy cannot deliver what has been promised. The truth is that all any therapist can do, is try their best to help you discover what is possible for you, I will do my very best to help and support you, to make the changes you want in your life, but I cannot promise you success only the possibility of progress.

This service tells the truth about your confidentiality.

I think it is important to inform my clients about the truth so they can make an informative choice based on facts and not misleading information especially about confidentiality. Some therapists promise total confidentiality, but forget to inform the client that in truth there is no total confidentiality as it is not possible to provide it. The truth is no security can be totally secure, all any one can do is reduce the risks involved as much as it is practical and possible to do so. One way to do that is to reduce risk is by reducing the amount of information stored or kept on file, one of the reasons why I do not keep detailed information about a client’s personal experiences or record sessions, this is to remove the possibility of a breach of confidentiality as much as is possible to do so. Allowing the client to remain totally anonymous if they wish is one way to further reduce the risk even lower, but it does complicate working with people in crisis. All software can be hacked and documents stolen, all cabinets and offices can be broken into and people can breach trust inadvertently or accidentally. Whether you are promised hippa compliance or secure encrypted communications, that still does not guarantee total confidentiality, any statement promising any such guarantee is bad information at best and being untruthful at worst, just to get the clients custom. There is nothing wrong in saying total confidentiality as most people know what the limits are, but it still needs to be clarified for ethical disclosure helping people to make an informed choice on the facts provided not opinions.
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Why is this online therapy service

different?

Online therapy ethics & ethos

Would charging you for a missed appointment because your car broke down or you were ill, is that being respectful or disrespectful? Is it disrespecting you by insisting that you must pay up no matter what the reasons. Not having any compassion or understanding for you as a person is in my opinion not only disrespecting you but also promoting and strengthening the natural imbalance of power between therapist and client. I have been told again and again how we therapists must keep ethical boundaries and how we must always charge our clients for missed sessions or late cancellations, I used to follow this doctrine as I was trained to work as a therapist in that way, but I also believe that therapy is supposed to be a therapeutic partnership, but it seemed to be a bit one-sided to me, so I questioned the status quo and in time developed my own way of working I call the cognizance therapeutic principle. More info   I can understand that online therapists  who have a lot of cancellations need to charge for the missed online therapy session, but I have never had any real problem with my clients missing appointments or last minute cancellations, as I see it, if a client who made a habit of missing a session I would then have to discuss this to resolve it, as that could be seen as being disrespectful to me. This therapy service is ethical unlike some I advocate the idea that as a therapist I am expected to maintain good ethical practise in the best interests of my clients to help promote the clients well being, this includes:

No testimonials requested from clients

I will not ask you to help me advertise my business by asking you to provide me with a testimonial; I work for you I do not expect you to work for me, neither do I expect you to interact with prospective clients who want to check if your testimonial is real or fake, that would not be ethical and very unprofessional and breaches the clients confidentiality. Not charging for the first session, All therapists need to do risk assessments and check to see if the client is suitable before taking them on as prospective clients (especially working on-line) and as successful therapy is often dependant on the strength of the therapeutic relationship the client needs the time to see if they feel happy to continue, not every therapist is suitable for every client. Why does the client have to pay for the privilege? Promoting independence. I offer the choice to pay and continue or not to pay and therapy ends at that point. I do not ask for payment until after the session has ended, this gives the client time to reflect on the therapy session and the freedom to pay only if they are happy to continue with therapy, this helps promote personal choice and responsibility. No broken promises There can never be any promise of success given to the client to persuade them to pay for therapy, that just builds up false hope and can even damage a client’s self-esteem when therapy cannot deliver what has been promised. The truth is that all any therapist can do, is try their best to help you discover what is possible for you, I will do my very best to help and support you, to make the changes you want in your life, but I cannot promise you success only the possibility of progress.

This service tells the truth about your

confidentiality.

I think it is important to inform my clients about the truth so they can make an informative choice based on facts and not misleading information especially about confidentiality. Some therapists promise total confidentiality, but forget to inform the client that in truth there is no total confidentiality as it is not possible to provide it. The truth is no security can be totally secure, all any one can do is reduce the risks involved as much as it is practical and possible to do so. One way to do that is to reduce risk is by reducing the amount of information stored or kept on file, one of the reasons why I do not keep detailed information about a client’s personal experiences or record sessions, this is to remove the possibility of a breach of confidentiality as much as is possible to do so. Allowing the client to remain totally anonymous if they wish is one way to further reduce the risk even lower, but it does complicate working with people in crisis. All software can be hacked and documents stolen, all cabinets and offices can be broken into and people can breach trust inadvertently or accidentally. Whether you are promised hippa compliance or secure encrypted communications, that still does not guarantee total confidentiality, any statement promising any such guarantee is bad information at best and being untruthful at worst, just to get the clients custom. There is nothing wrong in saying total confidentiality as most people know what the limits are, but it still needs to be clarified for ethical disclosure helping people to make an informed choice on the facts provided not opinions.