Text Messaging Therapy

 

Hi I’m Zara and I offer Consultations and Counselling via Messaging and Email,

Text Messaging Therapy

Psychological therapy session via IM (1 hour): £60
(Initial session 30 minutes @ £40) 

Psychological therapy email exchange: £60
(Completion and review of initial contact form – free of charge) 

Payment is in advance via PayPal.

 

What you can expect from therapy via Instant Messaging (IM)

Therapy via IM can be seen as similar to exchanging text messages. We would exchange messages in real time via an application called Zoom. Zoom works in a similar way to Skype and is secure, offering an encrypted service. It is free to download and I can talk through how to access it. We would usually agree how frequently to meet and agree a number of sessions. The exact details of this would be decided upon if we agreed to go ahead with therapy. Therapy via IM is a good option if you are someone who would like to be visually anonymous, while receiving therapy in real time.

What do I need to engage in therapy via IM 

  • A reliable computer and internet connection.
    • Usually you would enjoy/feel comfortable with writing and find it easy to express your thoughts and feelings using the written word.
    • A private space where you will be undisturbed for the duration of the sessions.

I’m interested, how do I get started?

Please contact me here

I will ask you to provide some basic information and read and agree to a therapist-client contract. You will then be offered an appointment at a time that suits you. We will use the first session to further explore what has led you to seek therapy and to discuss whether or not online therapy seems suitable to meet your needs. If we decide to go ahead with therapy, you will be offered a further appointment and we will discuss the frequency and number of sessions.

Text Messaging Therapy

What you can expect from therapy via email

Therapy via email can be seen as similar to writing a letter that tells someone what you are thinking and feeling. It gives you time and space to consider what you would like to share and to take things at your own pace. We would agree an appointment time, which would usually be the same day each week. This means that we would agree a day for you to send your email to me and I would reply to your email on an agreed day, 2 days later. For example, we might agree that you would email me on a Tuesday and I would reply on a Thursday. In order to keep our communication secure, we would use an encrypted email service for sending and receiving emails. I currently use Protonmail, which is a free email provider and I can talk you through how to access it.

What do I need to engage in in Therapy via email?

  • A reliable computer and internet connection.
    • Usually you would enjoy/feel comfortable with writing and find it easy to express your thoughts and feelings using the written word.
    • A private space where you will be undisturbed for the duration of writing your emails and reading my replies, in addition to a private Protonmail email account that cannot be accessed by others.
    • Enough time to read and respond to my email. You would need to take time to consider what I have written and think about what it means for you. Usually you would then spend up to an hour writing your response, setting aside time to do this.
    • You will need to be able to cope with the time delay in me responding to what you have written.

I’m interested, how to I get started?

Please contact me here

I will ask you to provide some basic information and read and agree to a therapist-client contract. You then be asked to open a Protonmail account and to complete an initial contact form, in order to consider whether or not online therapy seems suitable to meet your needs. If we decide to go ahead with therapy, we will agree which days of the week we will exchange emails and the number of emails we will exchange.