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Video therapy sessions

Using video with online therapy sessions

This is an honest review from my personal experience, as an online therapist with over ten years’ experience working online providing therapy over the internet. Having therapy online using video, is one-way people have access to help and support, that was once all but impossible, often due to their location, work commitments or physical limitations, these days help is available online for all kind of issues, from depression and anxiety, to emotional support for divorce, rape, abuse, and many other lives changing and traumatic experiences

Is it like traditional face to face therapy?

when two people are physically present in the same room, sitting next to each other, engaging in the therapy process, this is often referred to as face to face therapy, and has been the foundational way that therapy has been provided, for many years. Video therapy should not be seen as representing the same experience, and in my opinion, should be seen as a separate entity, very different from the traditional way of having therapy, although there may be some similarity between the two, in that both client and therapist can see and hear each other, but there are also, both obvious, and indirect differences to take into account. For instance, while two people are present in the same room, their mere physical presence can change the ambiance in the room, and also introduce normally unnoticed psychological influences, like smell, this could have a quite noticeable, or subtle emotional impact. So, we need to understand, that there may be some limitations, that could in some instances reduce the effectiveness of therapy when using video, for some people, such as someone who prefers the traditional way of having therapy, but is unable to find a suitable therapist, or service near them. This can introduce extra stressors, and create more anxiety, in turn, this may not be in the clients’ best interest, and could make therapy more challenging and negatively impact on the therapeutic outcome. Frequently, I find that people who request online therapy sessions, using video, are usually well versed in talking online with video, either with a computer or laptop, or while using their mobile phones or tablets, the familiarity they have taking with friends, family and co- workers, using this method of communication, helps them engage in the online therapy process, often without much of an issue.

Can therapy with video work for me?

If using video is going to be effective, it will depend on how it is received by the person involved, it’s probably going to depend on a number of factors, starting with, how familiar the person is with using the technology involved, and if they are comfortable sitting In front of a webcam, not everyone is able to feel relaxed, when using video for therapy, some may feel very self-conscious and exposed when sitting in front of a camera, or perhaps it’s just not as good for them, as the normal traditional way of having therapy, so it’s not going to be appropriate for everyone, and if you’re thinking about using video to access online therapy, you will need to try it, to find out if it works for you. It is possible for someone to feel uncomfortable when they first start having online video sessions, and adapt over time to the video experience, so that eventually, they find it to be a very positive participation overall.

What do I need for online therapy video sessions?

Obviously you will need a device that has a camera, many laptops, tablets and most phones have built in cameras, that can record or send video over the internet, if your computer does not have a camera, you will have to buy one, no need to get the best, a 720 mega pixel webcam will work fine, you can normally get them for about £30.00. Don’t forget that sound is also important, I always recommend using a headset or earbuds for confidentiality, and headsets are also very reasonably priced, you don’t need the best, the high-quality cameras and headsets you can buy, can be very expensive, but not necessary to have for online therapy.
ONLINE THERAPY SERVICE
Established May 2011
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All rights reserved © A Yates 2011

Video therapy sessions

Using video with online therapy sessions

This is an honest review from my personal experience, as an online therapist with over ten years’ experience working online providing therapy over the internet. Having therapy online using video, is one-way people have access to help and support, that was once all but impossible, often due to their location, work commitments or physical limitations, these days help is available online for all kind of issues, from depression and anxiety, to emotional support for divorce, rape, abuse, and many other lives changing and traumatic experiences

Is it like traditional face to face therapy?

when two people are physically present in the same room, sitting next to each other, engaging in the therapy process, this is often referred to as face to face therapy, and has been the foundational way that therapy has been provided, for many years. Video therapy should not be seen as representing the same experience, and in my opinion, should be seen as a separate entity, very different from the traditional way of having therapy, although there may be some similarity between the two, in that both client and therapist can see and hear each other, but there are also, both obvious, and indirect differences to take into account. For instance, while two people are present in the same room, their mere physical presence can change the ambiance in the room, and also introduce normally unnoticed psychological influences, like smell, this could have a quite noticeable, or subtle emotional impact. So, we need to understand, that there may be some limitations, that could in some instances reduce the effectiveness of therapy when using video, for some people, such as someone who prefers the traditional way of having therapy, but is unable to find a suitable therapist, or service near them. This can introduce extra stressors, and create more anxiety, in turn, this may not be in the clients’ best interest, and could make therapy more challenging and negatively impact on the therapeutic outcome. Frequently, I find that people who request online therapy sessions, using video, are usually well versed in talking online with video, either with a computer or laptop, or while using their mobile phones or tablets, the familiarity they have taking with friends, family and co-workers, using this method of communication, helps them engage in the online therapy process, often without much of an issue.

Can therapy with video work for me?

If using video is going to be effective, it will depend on how it is received by the person involved, it’s probably going to depend on a number of factors, starting with, how familiar the person is with using the technology involved, and if they are comfortable sitting In front of a webcam, not everyone is able to feel relaxed, when using video for therapy, some may feel very self-conscious and exposed when sitting in front of a camera, or perhaps it’s just not as good for them, as the normal traditional way of having therapy, so it’s not going to be appropriate for everyone, and if you’re thinking about using video to access online therapy, you will need to try it, to find out if it works for you. It is possible for someone to feel uncomfortable when they first start having online video sessions, and adapt over time to the video experience, so that eventually, they find it to be a very positive participation overall.

What do I need for online therapy video sessions?

Obviously you will need a device that has a camera, many laptops, tablets and most phones have built in cameras, that can record or send video over the internet, if your computer does not have a camera, you will have to buy one, no need to get the best, a 720 mega pixel webcam will work fine, you can normally get them for about £30.00. Don’t forget that sound is also important, I always recommend using a headset or earbuds for confidentiality, and headsets are also very reasonably priced, you don’t need the best, the high-quality cameras and headsets you can buy, can be very expensive, but not necessary to have for online therapy.
ONLINE THERAPY SERVICE
Established May 2011
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All rights reserved © A Yates 2011

Video therapy sessions

Using video with online therapy

sessions

This is an honest review from my personal experience, as an online therapist with over ten years’ experience working online providing therapy over the internet. Having therapy online using video, is one-way people have access to help and support, that was once all but impossible, often due to their location, work commitments or physical limitations, these days help is available online for all kind of issues, from depression and anxiety, to emotional support for divorce, rape, abuse, and many other lives changing and traumatic experiences

Is it like traditional face

to face therapy?

when two people are physically present in the same room, sitting next to each other, engaging in the therapy process, this is often referred to as face to face therapy, and has been the foundational way that therapy has been provided, for many years. Video therapy should not be seen as representing the same experience, and in my opinion, should be seen as a separate entity, very different from the traditional way of having therapy, although there may be some similarity between the two, in that both client and therapist can see and hear each other, but there are also, both obvious, and indirect differences to take into account. For instance, while two people are present in the same room, their mere physical presence can change the ambiance in the room, and also introduce normally unnoticed psychological influences, like smell, this could have a quite noticeable, or subtle emotional impact. So, we need to understand, that there may be some limitations, that could in some instances reduce the effectiveness of therapy when using video, for some people, such as someone who prefers the traditional way of having therapy, but is unable to find a suitable therapist, or service near them. This can introduce extra stressors, and create more anxiety, in turn, this may not be in the clients’ best interest, and could make therapy more challenging and negatively impact on the therapeutic outcome. Frequently, I find that people who request online therapy sessions, using video, are usually well versed in talking online with video, either with a computer or laptop, or while using their mobile phones or tablets, the familiarity they have taking with friends, family and co-workers, using this method of communication, helps them engage in the online therapy process, often without much of an issue.

Can therapy with video

work for me?

If using video is going to be effective, it will depend on how it is received by the person involved, it’s probably going to depend on a number of factors, starting with, how familiar the person is with using the technology involved, and if they are comfortable sitting In front of a webcam, not everyone is able to feel relaxed, when using video for therapy, some may feel very self-conscious and exposed when sitting in front of a camera, or perhaps it’s just not as good for them, as the normal traditional way of having therapy, so it’s not going to be appropriate for everyone, and if you’re thinking about using video to access online therapy, you will need to try it, to find out if it works for you. It is possible for someone to feel uncomfortable when they first start having online video sessions, and adapt over time to the video experience, so that eventually, they find it to be a very positive participation overall.

What do I need for online therapy video

sessions?

Obviously you will need a device that has a camera, many laptops, tablets and most phones have built in cameras, that can record or send video over the internet, if your computer does not have a camera, you will have to buy one, no need to get the best, a 720 mega pixel webcam will work fine, you can normally get them for about £30.00. Don’t forget that sound is also important, I always recommend using a headset or earbuds for confidentiality, and headsets are also very reasonably priced, you don’t need the best, the high-quality cameras and headsets you can buy, can be very expensive, but not necessary to have for online therapy.
ONLINE THERAPY SERVICE
Established May 2011