Online therapy/Virtual Counselling/Telehealth are all common names to describe attending session outside of the office with the support of technology. For counselling, our clinical associations dictate that the programing we use must be secure, ensuring all sessions are confidential much like in-office counselling sessions. Sessions may be conducted through video or phone, depending on your needs.
What is Online Therapy?
Why Online Therapy?
Research has demonstrated that online therapy can be just as therapeutic as in-person therapy when conducted effectively. It provides the convenience of therapy in a location of your choosing, giving you the comforts and convenience you need during your session. It allows people that may not have time for an in-office session, to receive support in an efficient and timely manner.
Online therapy can also beneficial to people who have mobility concerns or health concerns. Often commuting to an office is too exhausting or just isn’t physically possible. Online therapy enables people to save their energy for session, as opposed to focusing on physically getting there.
Attending a session virtually can also allow clients to focus on what’s going on for them in the moment, at a location that is the most calming for them. Sessions can be attended on a quiet beach, in a forest, on your favorite couch, or a serene place in the sunshine. The locations to your counselling are your choice, and your counsellor can support you in choosing the session location that best suits your needs.
How does it work?
At the schedule time of your session, your counsellor emails you a secure link, you simply click the link directly on your laptop or a free app on your phone and you’ll are able to see and connect with your counsellor in real time.
Video versus Phone Counselling
Some people feel self-conscious over video, find it distracting, or unnerving, and we understand. If you prefer phone calls, we tailor therapy to whatever is best for you. This preference can change depending on the day, where you are, or how you’re feeling. Whatever your comfort level, our counsellors will remain judgment free and ensure you receive the best therapy regardless of the communication approach.
How do I get started?
Book an online appointment now directly through our secure webpage or give us a call to get to know us a bit more. We are always happy to help.