How Accessible Online
After the initial contact, I will send to you and you will return to me a completed electronic copy of the Client Consent and Assessment Agreement. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM EMAIL INBOX IN CASE THIS HAS BEEN MISDIRECTED. I will then contact you and we would arrange a mutually convenient time to meet online over a secure WebCam service (Vsee or Zoom). This first online assessment session is free and this initial meeting will include some further assessment questions to help us understand what is the best way forward with what has brought you to counselling.
If we deem Accessible Online Counselling suitable and you have completed a Counselling Agreement, we would then meet at the same time over the WebCam, usually on a weekly basis or more frequently if you request.
You can download the Vsee software for our WebCam session without charge at www.vsee.com Or alternatively, we can use Zoom. There is no need for you to download any specialist software as I will send you a meeting invite to your email address.
If for any reason we experience technical issue during a “real time“ WebCam appointment , I will try and reconnect with you but if this is not possible we will make contact by the agreed alternative, such as phone or email.
As noted previously, online counselling is not suitable for all types of issue and where I deem that to be the case, I will provide you with details of alternative support you can access.
For those who are interested, I believe I practice integrative counselling. Simply put, I describe the way that I work as a ‘toolbox approach’, using different ideas from different theories. The main benefits for the client are:
This potentially creates a flexible and dynamic approach that is relevant to the client’s issue.
The counsellor/client relationship can be seen as a partnership, discovering and trying to resolve any issue together.
This method can be useful for clients looking for a mixture of behavioural and relational approaches