Online Therapy

Many people find online therapy extremely beneficial. This may be for various reasons; you may find it easier to open up in a surrounding that is more familiar to you, such as your own home.

There is also something called the disinhibition effect, where people feel more comfortable opening up and discussing problems when they’re online. It may also make it easier for you to commit to regular sessions which wouldn’t otherwise be possible. 

If you are not in a position to see a therapist face-to-face, you don’t have to feel isolated with your problems. You may find online therapy useful. 

The Couple Consultancy isn’t new to online counselling. We offer it as a regular part of our service and many people have already benefitted from it when they may have otherwise not been able to access therapy.

Online counselling offers you the same expertise as our face-to-face service, except instead of meeting in person for our sessions, they will be conducted via webcam.

Online sessions tend to suit couples or individuals who, for whatever reason, are unable to make it to our office.

This could be because someone works away often and can only maintain regular appointments by joining online, it may be difficult to arrange regular childcare, you and your partner may live apart, or you could be living too far away from our central London office to make face-to-face meetings – such as in a different country or city. 

Online sessions are conducted using Zoom. After researching various platforms, we decided on Zoom because of its high level of data security. Using Zoom is simple: once we have agreed an appointment time, you will be sent a unique online link which will give you access to your session. No one else will have this link, it is unique to you.  

All you need to do is click the link to access your appointment. Many browsers will give you instant access just by clicking the link, without the need to download Zoom software.

However if you are prompted to download software, the process is pretty simple and on screen instructions will tell you what to do. After that, every time you receive a Zoom link it should launch automatically by simply clicking on it, no faff. 

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