How long does each therapy session take?
How many sessions do people usually require?
How much is each session?
The number of sessions depends on your needs. I recommend 10 sessions as a minimum in order for the counselling process to show effective changes.
How does on- line therapy work?
Zoom - is an encrypted platform - meaning that it is difficult for it to be hacked into. I use a computer with up to date security and advise clients to do the same. There have been reports that Zoom is easier to hack into if used on a mobile phone - so I advise clients to use secure computers. I work in building that only I occupy during therapy sessions. I keep doors and windows shut and have good sound proofing. Clients are advised to check that they are in a confidential space during their session also.
Clients are advised that 'zoom' is best used on a secure computer with up to date security.
I use 'Zoom' as an online platform. When I receive an email request (see contact form) from a potential client a convenient time for a 'zoom' session is agreed on. The client may need to download the free 'Zoom App' if they do not have it already on their device. I then send an email containing a link to the client which the client clicks on to enter the on - line session.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. This means that I use various techniques from established methods. I am guided by the clients needs. For example It may be suitable to assist a client with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy style (CBT) and or psychodynamic techniques. Another client may for example have relating issues and need help with their attachment style. There are many techniques available, it depends on the needs of each client.