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Telephone and on line counselling
Why choose telephone or on line therapy?
Both telephone and on-line therapy are becoming increasingly popular. They particularly suit people who find it hard to attend regular appointments in person. This can happen if:
Most people I work with in this way use a combination of attending appointments in person and Skype / email / phone contact, but this is not essential.
I prefer to have at least one initial session face-to-face, though this isn't always possible. This session is an important building block in helping to establish a relationship, and helps you to get a real sense of who you're working with. If you are unable to come to me for an initial session, I can sometimes arrange a home visit.
There are some disadvantages in that much of the non-verbal information that we use during our relationships with others is lost during phone, Skype or email contact. However, a sensitive approach to the work can bring about great results.
Phone sessions are arranged on an appointment basis.
On-line counselling is by email, or Skype video using a webcam on an appointment basis.
Phone calls and on-line sessions last 50 minutes, as with a face to face session, and are charged at £45 (pro rata for longer sessions). The cost of the call is borne by the caller. Emails are charged according to the time I spend considering what you have written and replying to it.
For telephone and on line therapy, the payment method is arranged by discussion between us - it is generally required in advance of the appointment or email. I accept cheques drawn on a UK bank, postal orders, cash or direct payment into my bank account. At present, I do not accept credit cards.
Telephone and Skype sessions are as confidential as any phone call in the UK. At present, my email contact with clients is not encrypted. Otherwise, contact between us is as confidential as face to face work.
Making an appointment for telephone or on-line counselling or psychotherapy
Please email me or phone me on 020 8566 3082 for further information, or to arrange an initial session.
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