Technology has become an important part of our lives. We communicate, learn, shop, work through the technology day to day basis. Skype Counselling has become a popular option for those who can not make face to face counselling session.This way of counselling is as real, an effective, confidential and convenient as face to face counselling.
I currently use the internet and Skype with great success to work with clients who are unable to visit me in person or who prefer to work online.
Skype is a free, high quality video conferencing program that allows us to see and hear each other using your computer and webcam (and headset if you prefer so). Skype is free and easy to download off the internet or install as an app, is free of adware/malware spyware etc and, most importantly, is confidential. You can use Skype on your desktop computer, mobile phone or even tablet (such as an Android or iPad).
Skype sessions are encrypted to ensure privacy and confidentiality. You can find out more about how Skype protects your privacy on the Skype website.
Benefits of Skype
• Easy and quick access to Counselling/Psychotherapy if you are housebound, having disability, being a full time carer , having child care issues
• Affordability, you get reduced rate when compared to face to face counselling and also reduce travelling time and cost.
• Flexibility, if you travelling with your job you can still access therapy from a different country.
How to use Skype
You don’t need to be a technical guru to use Skype but some basic computer skills might help.
1. Go on the Skype website and sign up for an account.
2. Download and install the latest version of Skype for Windows or Mac, or on your iPad, Android tablet or even your smart phone. Visit the Skype support section if you need help with setting up or using Skype.
3. If using a computer, you will need a webcam if your computer doesn’t have one built in, and possibly a headset. You might need to purchase these too, however they are relatively low cost.
4.To set up your first appointment you need to give me a call on 07852251013 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Once we had initial telephone or email consultation about your counselling needs ( max. 10 min.) I will let you know my Skype username so you can add me to your Contact List. After having a trial connection on Skype we can set up our first Skype appointment.
In terms of payment, I may ask you to pay via a secure online payment such as Bank transfer or PayPal before the session, I will accept cheques if I receive them prior to our appointment. It is important to keep personal details safe, so ensure all payments are carried out in a safe and secure manner.