We offer online, email and telephone therapy and coaching to clients who prefer to work in this way. Our online therapy service is available via First Psychology Online. Please visit our sister website First Psychology Online for further details.
Online therapy is perhaps the most like a normal therapy session in that you can see and hear your practitioner (and them you). Many of our practitioners are experienced at working with clients using online technologies and this type of therapy option has proven particularly popular for clients who are unable to attend a regular session due to working patterns, mobility issues, or living/working in a remote location.
The email service can work in two ways, either:
- a real-time exchange of emails where you and your practitioner both agree a time to meet and sit down at our computers during this period (50 mins) and swap emails or,
- a delayed-time correspondence where you both ‘meet’ for a session over a period, say a week, and your practitioner spends 50 minutes during this period reading and replying to your emails.
Our email service is subject to our normal contracting and fee arrangements. We are happy to work with clients using a combination of session types, for example, regular email ‘meetings’ in tandem with monthly face-to-face meetings. We have found this type of combination the most successful way of working using email technology.
Our telephone therapy and coaching service operates in the same way as a regular session in that we agree a day and a time to meet and do so by telephone. This can be a very effective way of working, and increasing numbers of clients are opting to work in this way. We would generally ask you to send in or email copies of any tasks we have agreed you would undertake (e.g. an anxiety diary) before the telephone session, so we can see where we are if we are not meeting face to face.