We are offering individual and couple therapy, mindfulness and DBT skills sessions online via Zoom and other online platforms, such as Skype, VSee or Sylo to people who cannot access our service due to location, physical mobility problems, frequent travels or debilitating psychological difficulties that keep them housebound. If leaving home is difficult, part of the online therapy might be working towards being able to meet face to face.

How to begin

  • You will need strong internet connection, a webcam and a microphone (or headset) and be in a confidential space.
  • To access our DBT skills classes you will require Zoom which can be downloaded for free.
  • As for individual sessions you can also choose to work on platforms such as Skype, VSee or Sylo.
  • Please test your audio and camera prior to attending the first session. For your comfort join using a PC or laptop.
  • Make initial contact with us via the phone and/or email to arrange an assessment.

Issues to consider

  • Confidentiality: ensure you are in a confidential setting for your sessions. You want to feel free to talk and be open.
  • Security: Video platforms have security policies and you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with them.
  • Technology can, and occasionally will, fail us. We will agree with you what to do if the connection fails
  • Online therapy is not appropriate for clients who are experiencing profound mental health issues and are actively suicidal. If you or someone you know is in crisis, a GP or local hospital will be able to help.
  • Individual sessions last 50 minutes and we usually work with people once a week. More frequent sessions are possible if needed and clients who commmit to the DBT or MBT programme will attend one individual and one group session each week.

Fees

Our fees for online therapy are between £90 and £150. To find out more about our fees please visit the FEES section of this website. We request that payment for the initial consultation is made immediately after agreeing the appointment date and time to reserve the confirmed slot. Fees for our skills classes are between £75 and £85. If finances are problematic please let us know. We are commiited to ensuring that as many people who need this treatment as possible can access it.