I currently offer individual therapy, life and corporate coaching
by video - usually Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp video.
Online counselling is useful in the following situations:
In the current Covid environment of social distancing and heightened anxiety around our health, online counselling offers a suitable alternative to typical face to face counselling.
For those who live far and do not have access to adequate support where they live.
For clients who cannot come to a practice due to travel or health reasons.
Having online counselling does not make it less effective or less emotive than face to face counselling.
Remember that there’s no issue too big or too small to bring to your therapist.
Anything that’s impacting you is worth talking about, even if it might seem trivial to someone else.
Preparing for your online session
The emotional nature of therapy makes it important to have some space and time set aside to engage with this process fully.
Please make sure:
you find a space in your home that is as quiet and as private as possible
you have a suitable internet connection and your computer is ideally plugged into a power source
you turn off all notifications on your computer and phone
you are seated in a comfortable place, with good back support
you are seated at eye level to the camera and showing at least your upper body
you can be sure to be uninterrupted and not overheard during the session
you may wish to have some tissues, pens and paper and a glass of water
you can be reached on the phone in case we get unexpectedly cut off
I suggest you give yourself at least 10 minutes before and after the session during which you are not doing anything on your computer. It is advisable to dedicate a little more time for reflecting and processing.
You might also prepare yourself a cup of tea, stand up and stretch your body or go for a short walk outside.
The day before our meeting, I will send a confirmation of our session date and time (to avoid any confusion with different time zones) and information on how to connect.
By zoom: I will send you an invite
By Skype: my skype ID is murielbauer1
By Whatsapp video to the following number:+44 7719154902
Each session is paid by bank transfer ideally before the beginning of each session.