The year 2020 has been a unique one. Covid-19 has changed the way we see and do things, and this includes how we conduct psychotherapy.
Virtual therapy has become the norm, and in some cases, a necessity. This trend may or may not continue to be the norm moving forward. Technology has afforded us the luxury of conducting virtual psychotherapy with vast improvements in the quality of virtual platforms.
The advantages of this improved quality ensures that video calling enables the therapist to remain aware of subtle nuances, for example, body language and observable changes in mood.
I began offering virtual psychotherapy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As clients became accustomed to this way of therapeutic engagement, they began communicating the advantages of virtual therapy. Many said they enjoyed being in the comfort of their homes, and appreciated the time saved not having to travel to the practice.
Virtual psychotherapy also reduced anxiety resulting from lockdown regulations. Others expressed appreciation that they could continue psychotherapy whilst away on business. Virtual psychotherapy may not appeal to everyone, but the advantages may outweigh any reservations, given the current global experience that is Covid-19. In my experience, adults and adolescents respond best to virtual psychotherapy, as opposed to little children requiring play therapy and/or assessment. I therefore offer this confidential service to adults and adolescents exclusively.
Contact me and enjoy your therapy from the comfort of your home or office.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Testimonial from Client.
Virtual therapy has been quite beneficial for me for some of the most obvious reasons. I don’t have to rush and worry that I will be late, my hours are more flexible because I work every day and was able to have my sessions during my lunch times. There are some not so obvious reasons that I think are more important to share. I feel being able to have therapy from the comfort of your own home, could give Colleen a better sense of who you really are in your own habitat. I found myself feeling more comfortable to talk and open up, because the anxieties of having to travel to her office and saying hi to the receptionist, and then awkwardly staring at other people waiting for their sessions, honestly, being able to skip all of that has been a highlight of the experience. I do think that face to face appointments are extremely beneficial, however, I think it mostly depends on the therapist. Colleen has a very inviting personality, and is able to give you that sense over a video call or in person. If you are someone who has a very tight schedule, or would like to avoid face to face therapy due to lock down and the associated anxiety, I would recommend virtual therapy with Colleen. It was, and still is, very helpful, particularly during lock down.