What To Expect From Online Counselling
Dr Warwick completed his doctoral thesis on internet relay chat and counselling (found here) and has vast amounts of experience completing therapy online via text or video conferencing like Skype. Now more than ever online therapy makes it more accessible for those who cannot get to Quest Psychology Service’s clinic in Salford or who are currently isolating themselves during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Whilst it may feel a bit different initially the evidence suggests that online counselling is no less effective than if you were to meet face to face. Quest Psychology currently uses the programme Zoom to do video calls as it is recommended by the NHS and is more safe and secure than programmes such as Skype and WhatsApp video calls. Zoom allows us to see each other, hear each other as well as share our screens so we can both work on documents and worksheets together in real time.
When you book an online session you will be sent an email that contains a website link to a ‘meeting’ then at the time of your session you can go on this website through your laptop, tablet or phone. You will be taken to a virtual waiting room and then at the time of the session you’ll come through to the session just like in real life.