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Have you ever wanted to try therapy online?

Has the Coronavirus outbreak made you think differently about delivering therapy?

Maybe, you don’t know what your options are and need support?

Online therapy 

When I was practicing as a speech and language therapist, I’d never have imagined that online therapy would be the way forward. But with bills to pay, and a family to feed, then you need to try something to be able to survive in the current climate. Given that traditional face to face therapy is no longer an option, therapy via various online platforms is the way forward to help you survive this period in time.

Explore your FREE online therapy options

  1. Zoom 

Advantages:

  • Multiple people on a audio/video call
  • 40 minutes on the free plan, with a 10 minute warning before it ends.
  • Video and or audio can be turned off, particularly good for clients with Selective Mutism.
  • Therapists have the option to schedule meetings or clients can join meetings directly.
  • Therapists can share a screen with clients so that both parties can view what is happening
  • As a host you have the option to mute people, very useful to eliminate background noise if others are talking.

Disadvantages:

  • As with any video call, the quality can be poor or could freeze.

You can also check out my YouTube channel with help on setting up your Zoom. 

2. Skype

Advantages:

  • Instant chat and video function
  • Flexible, you can join from wherever you are
  • Document and screen sharing
  • It’s FREE!
  • Everything happens in real time

Disadvantages:

  • It is known to ‘freeze’
  • Background noise is picked up easily
  • Technical issues can happen more frequently such as camera malfunction/ poor internet connection

Paid options

  • Google Hangouts Meet
  • EyesOn

There are lots of options out there, hopefully this gives you some insight into some of the different options available to you. If you have any questions, feel free contact me.