WHY CHOOSE ONLINE COUNSELLING?
Being that the current global scenario is promoting social distancing as a way of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, online counselling offers a safe space where you can explore your therapeutic journey further. In times of crisis it is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. Remember that you are not alone in this time and that you can reach for support.
Online counselling can help address these concerns whilst offering you a platform of support. While staying safe in the comfort of your own home, this service can help you deal with a number of issues such as stress, relationships, loneliness and more. Moreover, this service is not only a more affordable option, it is also more practical as it offers more flexibility.
VIDEO/ AUDIO / CHATTING SERVICE – ONLINE COUNSELLING
I offer counselling services through VSee, which is a secure online service. Furthermore, VSee video chat is HIPAA compliant as it protects data privacy in all audio/video communication as they are securely encrypted. Additionally, VSee agrees to be responsible for keeping all client information secure and to immediately report any breach of information. When you book an appointment, you will receive a link to download the software. Moreover, VSee is very user-friendly.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation and the high influx of new users on VSee, VSee is not accepting new users. In light of this, I am currently using WhatsApp as a platform to carry online sessions. WhatsApp is also securely encrypted.
If you decide to communicate with me via email, please be aware that these services might not be completely confidential and secure. Ordinarily, all emails are saved in logs of the counsellor and/or the client’s internet service providers. Even though no one really reads these logs, it is important that you are aware that in theory, these logs are available and can be read by the system administrator(s) of the internet service provider. Although I make sure to use securely encrypted platforms when holding online sessions, kindly be aware that a risk of breach in security is always present. While the internet has many perks, one of it’s limitations is the possibility of being hacked. Therefore, please take note of these possible threats.
• Self referral to counselling, just book an appointment online or over the telephone
• Free initial telephone consultation
• Flexible appointments at a time that’s convenient for you
• Safe, welcoming environment
• Tailored therapeutic plan