Counselling Therapy By-Video
Given the increasing concern about the Covid-19 virus, I am taking the position that in-person counselling sessions should be avoided wherever possible. This is why I am offering video counselling along with in-peson therapy. There are several services that BC Counselling Association recommends to use for video counselling sessions. These services are compliant with the privacy regulations of British Columbia. The local Jane booking system that I’ve been using for bookings all our counselling appointments is a platform for webcam sessions that is compliant with Canadian and BC privacy laws and you do not have to download software.
How is it done?
The booking notification, as well as email reminder about your upcoming video session, will include a button to join me on video. You just click this button at the time of our appointment.
Prepare for your video session
Find a quiet private room to keep confidentiality of our sessions
Make sure you have a good internet connection so we won’t be disconnected at the most critical time of our session
Make sure we can see and hear each other well (adjust the light, distance from the camera) so we stay connected like in face-to-face sessions
Give it a try
If you didn’t have any video sessions before, I would suggest to give it a try, you might be surprised how well they work.
I have done quite deep work before using video sessions, there are ways to adjust any approach or therapy that I am using in face-to-face sessions, including those that aimed to work with traumas or couples counselling.
Who else can benefit from online couples counselling?
Busy professionals, business owners and their spouses
People who frequently travel for work
Teachers, government employees who work abroad
Those who are on active military duty who work abroad
Expats seeking the same level of professional service they are used to in their country of origin
Those in the limelight such as celebrities and politicians who prefer privacy and discretion
Couples in long-distance relationship, or ‘commuter couples’
Couples living in remote areas, where professional counselling service is not available
Benefits of Counseling Online
It saves you time. If you have a busy schedule sometimes online counselling can be the only way to get to therapy without taking the time away from your life. It also eliminates your travelling and parking time
It makes therapy possible if you work opposite schedules and can be both at therapy at the same time. One partner can be at work and another – at home.
You feel more relaxed since you can do therapy in your own private space, either it’s a couch in your living room, your car or your private office.
A more natural setting means more natural interactions.
Your therapy process will be more consistent. You know that it takes regular practice to get good at any new skill. The same is true for couples therapy. It’s easier to use your new skills at a therapy office though when it all makes perfect sense. But when you go home your buttons are being pushed those skills can fly our of the window. So, we need to practice, one or two therapy sessions just won’t do it. Weekly 6-12 sessions are recommended
Couples counselling by video
Whether your hectic schedules don’t allow you to find the time to be at the counselling office, or you are at different cities, we can do our couple’s work online, using a secure video conference platform.
We work on the same issues that we do in couple’s therapy that is done in person: communication struggles, sex and intimacy issues, or infidelity. Many studies prove that online counselling is as effective as face-to-face therapy.Couples Counseling Online can help you improve communication, deepen the emotional bond with your partner, find yourself more committed to your relationship.
We don’t have to stop our therapy process. Studies show that online therapy (video, telephone or email) can be as effective as in-person therapy.