Hello, I am Julie The most important thing is to work out the best way for you to get support. Many people prefer to see each other face to face. I totally get that yet some don't. You have different options to consider for therapy;
Virtual Face-to-Face via Zoom
FaceTime or WhatsApp
Given the current climate and social distancing, these are the best options. Practically, It is very important that you can find somewhere to talk safely where there are no distractions from other people, or background noise. I have done research and I'll talk a little more about each one. Any questions, please click the 'talk to me' button & I'll get straight back to you.
Face-to-face virtual therapy.
This means that you will need
a smart phone or
a computer/ipad or laptop.
I use 'Zoom' which is a video conferencing service which enables you to meet me in a meeting on your device. It is straight forward to use. For our appointment,
I send you a link via email
you click it - it sends you to our meeting together.
It is encrypted which means that it is ethically safer for therapeutic work than Skype. You do not need to download anything but if you do want to have the app on your phone sometimes it is better to download. Here is a link to Zoom https://zoom.us/signup
Hand held devices are now the norm for most people, using apps such as WhatsApp & FaceTime. Each allows people to call wherever they are and offers face to face video calls. We can use this as method of consultation using face-to-face yet it not as reliable because of the signal in some areas.
Alternatively, you can have a telephone consultation where there is no opportunity to see each other. Telephone is fine yet, as therapists tend to rely on seeing your face, how you are sitting and how you seem to be behaving as well as what you are saying and how you are saying it. But I would not discount it at all.