DURING THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS, I WILL BE OFFERING ONLY ONLINE THERAPY USING SKYPE, ZOOM OR TELEPHONE THERAPY.
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This is to comply with new NHS and government recommendations. This is to keep you, your families, and I safe.
The major insurance companies have agreed to pay for online/telephone therapy during the crisis.
Please check your policy with your company.
It is a difficult time for everyone and many of us will be working at home for the first time and having to find new ways of working.
Therapy online? How does that work?
The NHS. the BABCP, and the British Psychological Society have new guidelines for therapists and others who can work from home.
It is important to be able to build a therapeutic relationship with who ever you choose as a therapist, but this can be done online.
While it is unlikely you will see the whole person in the screen, you will see a closer view of their face. Often, it is the social signals
we give out with our faces that help create relationships.
There is a lot of research into the efficacy and effectiveness of online therapy, and the news is good: It seems to work well for many people. There are far too many papers to list them here, so I will give links to a few:
Downloading Skype or Zoom is not very difficult and if you have any questions about it, and would like to work this way, please ask me.
Once you have set it up and logged in, you will see me on screen, my office will be in the background, and you will be talking with me,
not a robot or a computer program.
If the crisis passes before your therapy concludes, you are welcome to come and see me for face-to-face work.