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Online Therapy

How it works

How does online therapy work?

1.

I am happy to talk to you by email, phone, skype, etc. I am available to answer any questions you may have about me or the way I work.

2.

The next step is to read my disclosure statement, which provides a lot of background detail about the parameters of doing therapy with me. Its fairly long because its important to me to be clear about what I offer.

Again, if you have any questions about that, I am available to discuss them with you.

Rates are listed here.

3.

The next step is to fill out a client intake form, where you provide me with your basic details.

4.

After that, we make our first appointment. This goes for 1.5 hours, and covers some of your background - so I can understand more about your larger context, and the current issue that you want to work with.

5.

Subsequent sessions are usually 1 hour in length, though some people prefer longer sessions.

My rate is hourly (and that includes couples).

Frequency is usually weekly, but that can also vary to suit your needs.

I suggest starting with 6 sessions - in that time, we will be able to get a good sense of how we work together, and you can evaluate whether you want to continue after that point.

How we do it

The medium of contact is the software form - Skype, FaceTime, Google hangouts, WeChat, or there are other choices as well. I find earphones result in a better sound quality, and prevent any echo, but it can work fine without that.

What we do

Sessions then proceed much as normal therapy sessions would. The main thing that is important from your end is that you are in a place where you feel private, and won’t be interrupted. The subject of what we work with is something that can come from either of us. You may bring a burning issue, or want to deal with something that is much more a long term concern. I might notice something that you had not previous considered or been aware of, and that may interest you to explore.

The therapy process involves some and perhaps all of the following:

  • the issue you want to work with
  • your feelings
  • the bigger picture and wider influences - past, future, family, culture
  • the places you get stuck
  • your organising beliefs
  • your core needs
  • who you are - the way you move through life - your personal style
  • questions of meaning and purpose
  • unfinished business
  • experimenting with new ways of being
  • dialogue between the two of us
  • the exploration of relationship, blind spots, and the need for support

More?

Let me know if there is any area you would like to hear more about.

Contact me with questions.

Or enrol now as a client.

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In a nutshell

1. I am happy to answer any questions.

2. Read the disclosure statement.

3. Fill in the client intake form.

4. We make the first appointment (1.5 hours)

5. Start with six sessions, then lets review.

Doing Gestalt therapy with me (3 mins)

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