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Online Therapy Service

Welcome to this therapy service

Are you trying to find a confidential, respectful caring and supportive therapist to help you find the support you need? This online therapy service has been supporting the needs of people with all kinds of issues from all over the world for almost eight years. Are you In need of a confidential online counselling and psychotherapy service that offers flexible weekend, evening and early morning appointments at a very competitive rate where ever you are in the world? (depends on time zone)

People first not profit.

This online therapy service believes in creating an equal partnership between therapist and client. The first session is free for you to discover if this service is right for you on your terms. No automatic charges for late cancellation or missed therapy appointments, your treated as a person with a life that deserves respect and dignity. No payment taken in advance for therapy sessions you only pay after the session if you wish to continue.

Online Therapy Service - Counselling In Your Town

There are many positive benefits with online counselling for people who need to talk in confidence to a therapist or psychotherapist over the internet for personal reasons, firstly every online therapist is local to you, as if they were actually in your town or city, no matter were you are in the world a therapist maybe just a connection away. Talking about issues in your life for the first time can be an anxious experience full of tension, and perhaps coping with painful emotions, such as guilt shame anger and feelings of embarrassment, or a fear of being judged, this is where this online therapy option can help lower the stress and anxiety when looking for help and support. Unlike regular therapy, with the internet therapy experience, you can choose to use video and interact with the therapist visually, or only use sound to talk while remaining hidden from view. Another advantage is that you can experience therapy while you are in work or even sat in your car. Anywhere you can connect to the world wide web you can talk about the problems you face in confidence, you can engage with a therapist on your terms in a less formal and less stressful way.

Therapy sessions with video

When talking to a therapist online, you may want to use your webcam for therapy to visually interact and cooperate over the Internet; some people prefer this way of communicating as it gives them a similar experience to the customary face to face type of therapeutic setting. Most internet enabled devices now have cameras, this allows more people to use video for online therapy. Some people are more visually orientated, and generally like to see who they are talking to, it allows for a kind of personal interactivity that helps them express themselves in a way that feels familiar to face to face interactions. When using video for online therapy sessions, they can have instant visual feedback from the other person, and seeing their expressions can help people identify responses and gain visually important information that helps them feel connected or understood. Using video online is often a preferred communication method for many people, and as Internet connections get faster the old problems with video quality or persistent loss of picture due to slow connections in improving every year for lots of people. Although it is very dependent on where you live and how far away the other person is from your location and the quality and speed of their Internet connection. I think it is essential for me to provide a free online therapy session to give you the chance to test your video quality and sound quality, especially when trying this online therapy service for the first time. Most modern mobile phones can use video, and it’s not just laptops or home computers that can send video, even some gaming consoles can use webcams with Skype, so technology over time is providing more opportunity for people to be able to use video. For some people using video can be a daunting or stressful experience at first, some people do not like to have a camera pointing at them it can make them feel self-conscious or uncomfortable or they fear being recorded when they use video, so it is not for everyone, and you should do what feels best for you. Using video in a therapy session is as close as some people can get to an actual face to face therapy experience, this may be because they have no option in their area where they live, or they may be disabled in some way preventing them from travelling. For some people, it is sometimes seen as a poor substitute for face to face sessions and used only as a last resort when there is no other choice available

Therapy with only sound

There are advantages with using sound for online counselling or psychotherapy if you feel intimidated by video, or if you want to keep your privacy and remain anonymous when having therapy online. This way of having therapy over the internet allows you to hear and interact with the therapist on your terms. Talking to a therapist while remaining unseen seems to provide some people in emotional distress a better overall experience. while only using voice and not using video, for many people it is an option that has many benefits. I discovered that this way of engaging with a therapist has helped my clients to talk openly about emotionally delicate topics, usually including what to them were challenging issues centred around sex or very difficult and distressing experiences such as sexual abuse and other distressing emotional content. Even though the person may be talking about their personal experiences to a therapist for the very first time, it can help to significantly reduce the levels of anxiety felt during the interaction when they are not using a webcam. I have been supporting people over the internet as a professional therapist for several years, and in my experience clients using sound with no video to provide psychotherapy, has helped many people to talk about themselves in a way that they would not usually have been able to do so, if I used a webcam when talking to my clients. This method of providing help and support over the internet, has allowed many people to seek online support much quicker than they would otherwise have been able to do so with traditional face to face therapy.

Hiding your identity

Hide your Identity with online therapy The suggestions below may give you some help in keeping your identity hidden when using this therapy service. I do not use encrypted email as it has created too many problems in the past trying to explain to clients how to use it, encrypting email is not very user-friendly and until that has changed email is only used for setting appointments and general enquiries.

Use a temporary email address

Temporary email or throw away email address is anonymous and temporary and will help you hide who you are, or allow you to keep control of your identity, and people use them all the time to help avoid spammers when singing into online shops or forums and any other online services.

Some example of temporary email services.

The example websites show on this page are not recommend by me in any way, all website services and links below are just examples and should not be seen as recommendations. https://www.mailinator.com/ https://maildrop.cc/ https://www.abine.com/index.html https://www.guerrillamail.com/

Use a virtual private network (VPN)

A VPN is a secure way to hide your information that is usually traceable such as your IP address and country of origin; a VPN allows you to pretend to the world wide web that you are online in another country so hiding your information from every website or service you use. You can use a free VPN service, but in my opinion, the speed can be restrictive especially when using a program like Skype or wire to converse over the Internet, you get a better and faster service by paying a small monthly fee. You can find many VPN’s here is a few examples. https://www.ipvanish.com/ https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn https://www.expressvpn.com/ https://nordvpn.com/

Anonymous online payments

If you want or need to hide your identity legally when making a payment online try using prepaid cards that you can use anywhere just like using a credit card. When you buy a prepaid card with cash and you also top up the card with money, you remain almost untraceable when using the card. Prepaid cards are great for concealment. They are just like throwaway cards not traceable to you in any way. If you buy one, you will then have an anonymous and disposable payment card to help keep your identity safe whenever you make any payments online. Please be aware that most prepayment cards have fees associated with them such as monthly administration charges or load fees so check the cost before using.

Why sound only therapy is preferred by some.

It feels less intrusive when no one can see me. How I look does not matter. How I dress has no significance. I feel more relaxed only sound using an online therapy service. I feel less anxious with no camera. I do not feel so exposed. I feel less embarrassed talking about my problems online. I can talk honestly about me without feeling judged. No eye contact. I feel more in control. It feels physically and emotionally safer.

© of A Yates 2011

Adrian Yates is a full time self- employed professional therapist trained in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. He started this private online therapy practice in 2011
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How to choose a therapist?

Are you trying to find a therapist?

Before making a choice, you need some information to base that choice on. Please remember that this is only my opinion based on my experience. What type of therapy you use will be your personal choice, not a guarantee of being better or worse than any other, just what you want to use, or try out. No one type of therapy works for everyone, and you can always try a few different kinds to see what difference it make to you or find one you feel comfortable using. it is the same with therapists, there are a lot of different types, with different theory’s and ideas, some have been tried and tested over time, and some are new ideas still being tried out, some are new, enthusiastic and full of ideas and hope, some are jaded and burnt out and just don’t care any more.

Choosing the right

therapist.

Remember who is in charge, if you pay the fees, you can make the choices, and you can hire and fire when you wish.
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Cognizance Principle

When I started working as an online therapist, I developed my cognizance therapeutic principle. The cognizance therapeutic principle requires that as a therapist I follow some essential requirements when providing any therapeutic intervention interaction or relationship. There is no charge for the first session, sometimes called the initial consultation. No automatic demands for payment, due to a cancellation or missed appointment. No payments are requested in advance, and no block bookings required.

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ethics

I advocate the idea that as a therapist I am expected to maintain a good ethical practice in the best interests of my clients to help promote the clients well being, this includes:

No testimonials

I will not ask you to help me develop my business by asking you to provide me with a testimonial for my website. I work for you. I do not expect you to work for me. Neither do I expect you to interact with prospective clients who want to check if your testimonial is real or fake, that would be unethical and very unprofessional and breaches your confidentiality.

Not charging for the first

session

All therapists need to do risk assessments and check to see if the client is suitable before taking them on as prospective clients. (especially working online) As successful therapy is frequently dependant on the strength of the therapeutic relationship, the client needs to be able to spend some time to see if they feel able to connect with the therapist, before any financial commitment. Not every therapist is suitable for every client, so the client should not have to pay for the ability to discover such a basic necessity.

Encouraging

independence

I offer the choice to pay and continue or not to pay, and therapy ends at that point. I do not ask for payment until after the session has finished, this gives the client time to reflect on the therapy session and the freedom to pay only after choosing to if they are happy to continue with therapy, this helps promote personal choice and responsibility.

No broken promises

There can never be any promise of success given to the client to persuade them to pay for therapy, that can build up false hope and can even damage a client’s self-esteem when psychotherapy counselling cannot deliver what has been promised. The truth is that all any therapist can do, is try their best to help you discover what is possible for you, I will do my very best to help and support you, to make the changes you want in your life, but I cannot promise you success, only the possibility of progress.

Your confidentiality.

I think it is important to inform my clients about the truth so they can make an informed choice based on facts and not misleading information, especially about confidentiality. Some therapists promise total confidentiality but forget to inform the client that in truth there is no complete confidentiality as it is not possible to provide it. The fact is that no security can be completely secure, all anyone can do is reduce the risks involved as much as it is practical and possible to do so. One way to do that is to reduce risk is by reducing the amount of information stored or kept on file, one of the reasons why I do not keep detailed information about a client’s personal experiences or record sessions, this is to remove the possibility of a breach of confidentiality as much as is possible to do so.

Anonymous Clients

Allowing the client to remain anonymous if they wish is one way to reduce the risk even further. All software can be hacked, and documents can be stolen, all cabinets and offices can be broken into, and people can breach trust inadvertently or accidentally. Whether you are promised hippa compliance or secure encrypted communications, that still does not guarantee total confidentiality, any statement promising any such guarantee is wrong information at best and being untruthful at worst, often just used to get the clients custom. There is nothing wrong in saying total confidentiality as most people know what the limits are, but it still needs to be clarified for ethical disclosure helping people to make an informed choice on the facts provided not opinions.
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Online Therapy Service
Online Therapy Service

Welcome to this therapy

service

Are you trying to find a confidential, respectful caring and supportive therapist to help you find the support you need? This online therapy service has been supporting the needs of people with all kinds of issues from all over the world for almost eight years. Are you In need of a confidential online counselling and psychotherapy service that offers flexible weekend, evening and early morning appointments at a very competitive rate where ever you are in the world? (depends on time zone)

People first not profit.

This online therapy service believes in creating an equal partnership between therapist and client. The first session is free for you to discover if this service is right for you on your terms. No automatic charges for late cancellation or missed therapy appointments, your treated as a person with a life that deserves respect and dignity. No payment taken in advance for therapy sessions you only pay after the session if you wish to continue.

Online Therapy Service - Counselling

In Your Town

There are many positive benefits with online counselling for people who need to talk in confidence to a therapist or psychotherapist over the internet for personal reasons, firstly every online therapist is local to you, as if they were actually in your town or city, no matter were you are in the world a therapist maybe just a connection away. Talking about issues in your life for the first time can be an anxious experience full of tension, and perhaps coping with painful emotions, such as guilt shame anger and feelings of embarrassment, or a fear of being judged, this is where this online therapy option can help lower the stress and anxiety when looking for help and support. Unlike regular therapy, with the internet therapy experience, you can choose to use video and interact with the therapist visually, or only use sound to talk while remaining hidden from view. Another advantage is that you can experience therapy while you are in work or even sat in your car. Anywhere you can connect to the world wide web you can talk about the problems you face in confidence, you can engage with a therapist on your terms in a less formal and less stressful way.

Therapy sessions with video

When talking to a therapist online, you may want to use your webcam for therapy to visually interact and cooperate over the Internet; some people prefer this way of communicating as it gives them a similar experience to the customary face to face type of therapeutic setting. Most internet enabled devices now have cameras, this allows more people to use video for online therapy. Some people are more visually orientated, and generally like to see who they are talking to, it allows for a kind of personal interactivity that helps them express themselves in a way that feels familiar to face to face interactions. When using video for online therapy sessions, they can have instant visual feedback from the other person, and seeing their expressions can help people identify responses and gain visually important information that helps them feel connected or understood. Using video online is often a preferred communication method for many people, and as Internet connections get faster the old problems with video quality or persistent loss of picture due to slow connections in improving every year for lots of people. Although it is very dependent on where you live and how far away the other person is from your location and the quality and speed of their Internet connection. I think it is essential for me to provide a free online therapy session to give you the chance to test your video quality and sound quality, especially when trying this online therapy service for the first time. Most modern mobile phones can use video, and it’s not just laptops or home computers that can send video, even some gaming consoles can use webcams with Skype, so technology over time is providing more opportunity for people to be able to use video. For some people using video can be a daunting or stressful experience at first, some people do not like to have a camera pointing at them it can make them feel self-conscious or uncomfortable or they fear being recorded when they use video, so it is not for everyone, and you should do what feels best for you. Using video in a therapy session is as close as some people can get to an actual face to face therapy experience, this may be because they have no option in their area where they live, or they may be disabled in some way preventing them from travelling. For some people, it is sometimes seen as a poor substitute for face to face sessions and used only as a last resort when there is no other choice available

Therapy with only sound

There are advantages with using sound for online counselling or psychotherapy if you feel intimidated by video, or if you want to keep your privacy and remain anonymous when having therapy online. This way of having therapy over the internet allows you to hear and interact with the therapist on your terms. Talking to a therapist while remaining unseen seems to provide some people in emotional distress a better overall experience. while only using voice and not using video, for many people it is an option that has many benefits. I discovered that this way of engaging with a therapist has helped my clients to talk openly about emotionally delicate topics, usually including what to them were challenging issues centred around sex or very difficult and distressing experiences such as sexual abuse and other distressing emotional content. Even though the person may be talking about their personal experiences to a therapist for the very first time, it can help to significantly reduce the levels of anxiety felt during the interaction when they are not using a webcam. I have been supporting people over the internet as a professional therapist for several years, and in my experience clients using sound with no video to provide psychotherapy, has helped many people to talk about themselves in a way that they would not usually have been able to do so, if I used a webcam when talking to my clients. This method of providing help and support over the internet, has allowed many people to seek online support much quicker than they would otherwise have been able to do so with traditional face to face therapy.

Hiding your identity

Hide your Identity with online therapy The suggestions below may give you some help in keeping your identity hidden when using this therapy service. I do not use encrypted email as it has created too many problems in the past trying to explain to clients how to use it, encrypting email is not very user-friendly and until that has changed email is only used for setting appointments and general enquiries.

Use a temporary email address

Temporary email or throw away email address is anonymous and temporary and will help you hide who you are, or allow you to keep control of your identity, and people use them all the time to help avoid spammers when singing into online shops or forums and any other online services.

Some example of temporary email

services.

The example websites show on this page are not recommend by me in any way, all website services and links below are just examples and should not be seen as recommendations. https://www.mailinator.com/ https://maildrop.cc/ https://www.abine.com/index.html https://www.guerrillamail.com/

Use a virtual private network (VPN)

A VPN is a secure way to hide your information that is usually traceable such as your IP address and country of origin; a VPN allows you to pretend to the world wide web that you are online in another country so hiding your information from every website or service you use. You can use a free VPN service, but in my opinion, the speed can be restrictive especially when using a program like Skype or wire to converse over the Internet, you get a better and faster service by paying a small monthly fee. You can find many VPN’s here is a few examples. https://www.ipvanish.com/ https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn https://www.expressvpn.com/ https://nordvpn.com/

Anonymous online payments

If you want or need to hide your identity legally when making a payment online try using prepaid cards that you can use anywhere just like using a credit card. When you buy a prepaid card with cash and you also top up the card with money, you remain almost untraceable when using the card. Prepaid cards are great for concealment. They are just like throwaway cards not traceable to you in any way. If you buy one, you will then have an anonymous and disposable payment card to help keep your identity safe whenever you make any payments online. Please be aware that most prepayment cards have fees associated with them such as monthly administration charges or load fees so check the cost before using.

Why sound only therapy is preferred

by some.

It feels less intrusive when no one can see me. How I look does not matter. How I dress has no significance. I feel more relaxed only sound using an online therapy service. I feel less anxious with no camera. I do not feel so exposed. I feel less embarrassed talking about my problems online. I can talk honestly about me without feeling judged. No eye contact. I feel more in control. It feels physically and emotionally safer.
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Adrian Yates is a full time professional therapist trained in psychotherapy & hypnotherapy. He started this private practice in 2011

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