Whether you’re thinking of meeting clients via video call, email or messaging, choosing where to talk is an important part of online work. We can help you to understand the basics of the more secure technical tools and resources that are also GDPR compliant.
For many face-to-face counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists and those trained pre-internet days, meeting clients online is a relatively new concept. For some, it’s like entering a whole new world, and that’s why we’re here to help!
Here are some of the questions we answer, such as:
- What is online therapy?
- What are the benefits of online therapy?
- How do I set up my online practice?
- What technical tools can I use to stay safe online with clients?
- Which technical resources are GDPR compliant?
THE BENEFITS OF ONLINE THERAPY
Therapy has always been the meeting of the therapist and client face-to-face within a room. However, for clients this often means finding time in a hectic life for appointments. It can mean having to arrange childcare or time off work, while also having to accommodate for travel-time, to-and-from appointments. From this perspective, the meeting of the therapist and client within a virtual room at home or remotely through written communication can work well for both therapist and client. It offers a higher level of accessibility, flexibility and convenience compared to face-to-face counselliing.
SETTING UP ONLINE THERAPY
Online counselling and therapy has rapidly increased in popularity. Most counsellors, therapists and psychologists now recognise that this way of meeting clients can be effective and more convenient for everyone. However, it is still in its’ infancy, leaving the job of locating the best technical tools and resources for online practice with healthcare practitioners.
If you’re thinking about setting up, or want to improve your online practice, there are certainly things to think about.
WHERETOTALK WAS FOUNDED BY DR ZARA KAY BENAMOR. CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST. CPSYCHOL.
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