Using phone or Skype for consulting our psychologists and psychotherapists
Wherever you are; you can reach our team of experienced psychologists.
It is not unusual to opt for Skype sessions. We use it regularly with clients that are travelling, clients that are living in an area where the availability of qualified consultants is limited.
It may simply also be a matter of practicality – it saves times. You are spared the commute to the office.
You may also want to use brief Skype or phone sessions to follow up on sessions and homework.
Is therapy with Skype or phone as effective as in person sessions?
It is a question that clients often ask before setting up an appointment. It can be meaningful to make a distinction between different elements of therapy and types of consultations.
Follow-up sessions and status of homework are often ideal for Skype. The session already has a defined focus and the perhaps it meaningful to reduce the length of the consultation.
Consulting and counselling
Consulting and counselling. When the purpose of the session is to offer learning – psychoeducational – such as when a client is seeking advice on how to help his or her child, or is interested in learning about specific psychological mechanisms. This may also be an ideal scenario for Skype sessions.
Psychotherapy – does it work with Skype?
While technology has enabled a good quality live feedback of the other person using technology will always be less than the real in person contact that you may have when you sti with your psychologist. However, often there are psychological or practical limitations that makes this alternative difficult or impossible.
With the caveat in mind – there is no doubt that psychotherapy with a video link can be extremely helpful. At EGOLAB we have already treated a large number of clients using video link and some clients alternate between in person and video linked sessions.
If you would like to schedule a session with Skype you can contact us using the contact form below. Remember to let us know the time zone you are in and type in you Skype ID if you wish to use Skype for video.
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