With the current social Isolation procedures, many counsellors are turning to different modes of counselling such as telephone, online and Video conferencing. At this time, it is important to maintain individual’s mental health and to continue supporting them.
Webcam/Video Counselling is just like having face-to-face counselling, except you talk to your counsellor online using a secure video link (similar to Skype or FaceTime). You can have counselling as an individual or with your partner for couples counselling.
If you and your partner live in different places webcam/video counselling is an easy way for you both to take part in a session from separate locations.
All you need is a computer, laptop, smartphone or device with a webcam. Once you’ve booked a session you will be emailed the details of your session with a link to access your session at the agreed time.
At the time of your appointment, just click the link and you’ll be connected to a video call with your counsellor.
(I use Zoom to provide my video Counselling service because it meets the BACP standards for security and confidentiality and you don’t need to download any software.)
Zoom, will not collect your personal information and sessions are not recorded. Video calls take place using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to ensure they remain confidential. When you make a booking you will be asked for an email address, if you want to keep these details private, please use an email address that only you have access to.
When working using video or telephone, it can work just as well as face to face. Once the relationship between you and your counsellor has been built and the trust is there, therapy can be in depth and successful.
If you feel that you need support with an issue then please get in touch for an initial chat.