Are you in a position where you think you would benefit from therapy, or perhaps you are looking for some supervision, but would find that coming to a therapist's or supervisor's office for a regular appointment would be difficult at this time? If so, you might want to consider online sessions with Zoom.
An increasing number of practitioners offer online appointments to cater for people who have hectic schedules, or for whom travel in and around London is not viable for different reasons, including mobility and access issues.
At Kensington Counselling Rooms, we have chosen the online service of Zoom, for the additional encrypted security it offers, which makes it more confidential than services like Skype and FaceTime.
If you have a very busy schedule, have to frequently travel for work, or have mobility and access issues, then online Zoom sessions could be particularly helpful for you.
Just as in face-to-face psychotherapy and counselling, with online Zoom sessions, we recommend that you take some things into consideration. We ask everyone who is interested in this service to make an initial appointment with the practitioner of your choice, and have this as a face-to-face meeting, so that you can get to know each other, talk about your situation, and determine, together, if Zoom sessions are the best option for you. You can even try a few online sessions after that, and then decide, once you have got a sense of how they feel, if this really is the right fit for you.
As with face-to-face work, privacy is extremely important. Our practitioners work in a safe, private environment with no interruptions, and if Zoom sessions are to be effective, it will be necessary for you to also find a quiet and private space, with no interruptions for each online appointment, so that privacy and confidentiality can be maintained in the work.
Although online Zoom sessions offer more flexibility around time and schedules, you would be expected to have the same commitment to your online therapy or supervision as you would be asked to have for any face-to-face appointments. Punctuality and commitment are just as important, when the work is happening via Zoom.
If you think that online Zoom sessions could be a good option for you, check our directory of practitioners, choose one, and then get in touch with them to arrange an appointment.