We are offering therapy, mindfulness and DBT skills enhancement sessions online via Skype and other online platforms, such as Zoom, 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 Skype therapy might be working towards being able to meet face to face.

How to begin

  • You will need a Skype connection. This application can be downloaded for free, and you will be guided how to set up an account and shown you how to make a test call. For Skype you will find all you need to know to get started here.
  • You can also choose to work on platforms such as Zoom, VSee or Sylo, which were developed specifically for therapeutic and health-related consultations.
  • You will need a strong broadband connection, a webcam and a microphone (or a headset).
  • 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: Skype does have a security policy and you can read more about it here.
  • 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/or clients who are suicidal. If you or someone you know is in crisis, a GP or local hospital will be able to help.
  • If at any time you feel uncomfortable working on Skype talk to us - remember, you are in charge.
  • Most sessions last 50 minutes, and we usually work with people once a week. More frequent sessions are possible if needed.

Fees

Our fees for online therapy and skills training sessions are between and £80 and £135. Daytime sessions can be offered at a lower rate. We request that payment for the initial consultation is made immediately after agreeing the appointment date and time to reserve the confirmed slot.