Things to think about before scheduling your first therapy session.

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Therapy Session Options

Therapy Session Length

Normal sixty-minute session

The standard therapy session length is sixty minutes long, and this has worked very well for both client and therapist for decades, this service supplies a full one hour as standard.

Longer ninety-minute session

Everyone has diverse needs, and people can receive more effective help from having a longer than normal therapy session. there can seem to be so much information to get through in a standard session that a client can become a bit frustrated with the usual one-hour session, and the extra thirty minutes of time can help.

Shorter thirty-minute session

It can be helpful to supply a reduced session length when clients become overwhelmed or emotionally shut down. indeed, I have clients who prefer to break up the standard session into two shorter sessions within the same week when needed, they find this flexibility to be extremely helpful.

What do you want?

If you do not want the standard session time, just ask for one of the other options, either in the first session or at any time in future sessions. You can ask for a time extension to the standard session if you need more time or a reduction if you feel overloaded or emotionally fatigued.

Video session option

People may prefer video therapy sessions for a number of reasons, including:

    • Convenience: Video therapy allows individuals to receive therapy from the comfort of their own homes or any location with an internet connection.
    • Accessibility: Video therapy can be more accessible for individuals who live in remote areas, have mobility issues, or have trouble getting to in-person therapy sessions.
    • Anonymity: Video therapy can provide a sense of anonymity for individuals who are more comfortable opening up in a virtual setting.
    • Flexibility: Video therapy can be more flexible with scheduling, as individuals do not need to take time off work or arrange transportation.
    • Comfort: Some individuals may feel more relaxed and comfortable in their own environment, allowing for a more productive therapy session.

In addition, for some people video therapy can still provide the same level of therapeutic support as in-person therapy, with the added benefits of increased convenience and accessibility.

Additionally, video therapy is often less expensive than in-person therapy and can provide the same level of care and support. With video therapy, individuals have the ability to connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere in the world, which can be especially beneficial for those living in areas with limited access to mental health resources.

However, it’s important to note that video therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who have difficulty accessing technology or may feel uncomfortable with online communication. It is always best to discuss the pros and cons of different therapy options with a mental health professional to determine what works best for your specific needs and circumstances.

Overall, video therapy is an increasingly popular option for individuals seeking mental health support and has the potential to improve access and convenience for many people seeking therapy.

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Evening and weekend appointments with a number of added available options to give you more choices.

Audio only option

Starting therapy can be difficult and for some people, the fear of starting therapy makes it almost impossible. For people suffering from elevated levels of anxiety just thinking about starting therapy can make even the thought of sitting in front of someone and talking about themselves a terrifying idea.

Only using your voice when having therapy could help you feel less exposed. If I said that there is a way of experiencing therapy that can increase the chances of dealing with a person’s challenging traumas and painful emotions and promote a positive outcome, what would you think?

This can mean that people who could receive help from having therapy continue to endure living life living in the shadow of happiness, never quite being able to enjoy its joyful moments. Quite often, it is only when the emotional distress becomes ultimately unbearable that they manage to overcome the anxiety and enter therapy.

Unfortunately, by the time they do manage to start therapy, the added damage to their lives can make any recovery take longer. That often means that there is more time needed in therapy to fix the problems. The sooner you start therapy the better and this is where only using sound is beneficial and far superior to traditional therapy.

Therapy only using sound has helped many people overcome elevated levels of anxiety when having therapy. In my experience working as an online therapist, Audio-only therapy sessions have helped lots of people start therapy sooner. While also helping them progress faster.

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Communication options

There is a choice of options regarding what app or program you want to use in the sign-up form


This has always been the most popular choice for my clients and is still the most asked-for option for having therapy online.

Google meet

It works well, especially for people who want me to send an email invite just before the session.


This is the most secure and private choice available at this time.

Microsoft Teams

A workable choice if you use teams and feel comfortable using it, we can always use this option for therapy


Zoom is another choice I offer after they have improved their security, this is another possibility that is available to you.


Telegram is a very secure application used by many people for secure communications and is widely trusted

To participate in online therapy, you will need:

    • A reliable internet connection
    • A device with a camera and microphone (such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
    • An account with the platform being used for therapy such as Skype etc.

It’s also important to ensure that your device and internet connection are secure and private, to protect your personal information during therapy sessions.

In addition to the basic requirements, having a quiet and private space to participate in therapy is important, so that you can focus and have a comfortable conversation with your therapist.

It’s also recommended to have a backup plan in case of technical issues, such as having a backup device or finding a location with a strong internet connection before the therapy session.

Overall, having the right equipment and a suitable environment can greatly enhance your online therapy experience, making it easier to communicate with your therapist and get the support you need.

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