Skype Therapy


We are offering therapy, mindfulness and DBT skills enhancement sessions online via Skype and other online platforms, such as 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, VSee or Sylo connection. You can download the Skype application for free, and it will guide you how to set up an account and even shows you how to make a test call. You will find all you need to know to get started using it here
  • You will need a good 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

Depending on time of the day our fees are between £60 and £115 for Skype therapy and £70 and £125 for DBT and MBCT sessions. We request that payment for the initial consultation is made immediately after agreeing the appointment date and time.