In consideration to the fast spread of Covid-19 virus many of us are reluctant to meet their counsellor in-person. It’s totally understandable. However 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.
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.
There are a few services that my BC Counselling Association recommends to use for our by-video counselling sessions. These services are compliant with the privacy regulations of British Columbia. Jane online booking system, which is a local company, offers video counselling. In the emails notification of your scheduled appointment as well as a reminder, you will see a button to join me on video. We might need to do some adjustments to make sure we can see and hear each other, so better to start a couple of
Room: Find a quiet private room to keep confidentiality of our sessions
Internet: Make sure you have a decent internet connection so we won’t be disconnected at the most critical time of our session
Visibility: Make sure we can see each other clearly (adjust the light, distance from the camera) so we stay connected like in face-to-face sessions.