Online therapy are video consultations that you can have on your computer. It is possible to use a tablet or cellphone. My advice, however, is to use a computer if possible as the picture will be bigger. With the technology currently available, it is possible to get a good sense of each other through webcam communication.
Online therapy can be good for you, if you
- can’t find a psychologist nearby
- wants to talk to me but live too far away
- can have a difficult time leaving your home, for instance if you have social anxiety, other kinds of anxiety or have physical challenges
- is a foreign exchange student in another country
- already talk to me and are going traveling, either on a vacation, with work or something else, and would like to continue the consultations in the meantime
Studies indicate that online therapy is just as helpful as the therapy where we are sitting across from each other physically.
Possible Advantages of Online Consultations
One of the possible advantages of doing online therapy is that for some, it can be an intense experience to be sitting across from another person for an hour in an unfamiliar environment. Some can feel more comfortable sitting at home in familiar surroundings. Furthermore, the contact can feel less formal. You might be surprised at how natural it feels once having gotten used to it if you haven’t tried video consultations before.
Online therapy also allows for a greater flexibility than face to face therapy as you can do it where it is convenient for you. You don’t need to worry about making it to the clinic in time after being done at work or wherever you are just before our talk. All you need is to find a place where you can sit undisturbed and comfortably. This also means that you avoid the transportation time.
You can contact me by writing a mail or a text – view the page Contact for information regarding secure communication – and ask me to call you. Over the phone we will book a time for our first talk, and I will guide you in the practical steps regarding the video call.
I use a secure online video platform. This means that you can feel confident that your information and whatever we are talking about remains between you and me.
I recommend that you sit somewhere quiet, where you will not be disturbed. It is important that you sit comfortably enough to be able to sit there for an hour.
Payment is being done through the app MobilePay. The fee can be transferred either in the end of a session or after. Read more about this on the page Session Rates.
You can read more about what it is like to see a psychologist on the page Seeing a Psychologist.