The ease of using online video counselling sessions makes psychotherapy services convenient, comfortable, and more accessible. No more travelling to see me, finding a place you’ve never been, worrying about driving in bad weather, or rushing to make an appointment! Connecting through video sessions is just as strong as connecting in person, and I am determined to make you feel as comfortable at home as you were chatting with me in person.
What About Children?
Video sessions are a great resource for kids. I’m finding my younger clients to be more at ease online connecting with me than when they come in the office. They’re comfortable in their own home, so we take away the nerves of coming into the office with that. They also get a chance to show me around and connect more personably because now they can visually show me what they describe in person. My favourite is when they point out things like their sibling’s mess or a trophy they’re excited about! There’s ease with doing online sessions with kids and a freedom to be even more creative with how we connect.
The possibilities with online therapy are endless for kids. Schedule one while they’re at school and include the teachers and staff in what they’re learning! Schedule one at home for some serious multitasking as you have a built-in helper while you care for the other kids or get dinner going or have that work meeting! So many ways to use online therapy that is more convenient than being in person. If we gotta do it online, let’s make it work for us!
What Do I Need For Online Sessions?
To access video therapy sessions you need a device (computer, tablet, or phone) and access to the internet. There’s no need to download anything as the video platform used is within a PHIPA electronic record system accessed through a web link and logged in through your client portal. Multiple people can participate even when in different locations.
Some helpful tips for video sessions are to ensure you have privacy and are in comfortable seating that is different from your bed or in your bedroom with somewhere to place your device to be supported so you can be hands free. Using headphones or earbuds may also be useful to centre the sound and keep sessions private as well.