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Skype Online Psychological Counselling

Diane McGeachy
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist
Hobart, Tasmania

Online therapy is psychological counselling that takes place over the internet. Skype counselling is effective, confidential and convenient. Skype uses encrypted technology which makes it a safe and confidential means of doing counselling online. It is ideal for professionals and families working and living overseas, international students, travellers, those who live in rural areas with limited access to local therapists and those who prefer to have their counselling appointment from the privacy and comfort of their own home.

Advantages of Skype Counselling

  • Counselling within your own home
  • Those living in geographical isolation
  • Living in/travelling between multiple locations
  • Difficulties travelling to an office appointment
  • Hassel free not having to find and pay for parking
  • Conveniently accessed from your phone, computer or iPad/tablet
  • Increased accessibility for those with family and work commitments
  • Suited for individuals with a high need for confidentiality
  • Live video counselling enables you and your counsellor to speak with and see each other throughout your
  • Access help and support for issues quickly (for example without a referral or waiting until you have returned from overseas)
  • See a therapist of your choosing regardless of where you live

What Takes Place in a Skype Counselling Appointment

You can expect the following from your Counsellor:

  • Empathy and understanding
  • Acceptance and a nonjudgmental experience
  • Assistance in identifying patterns of thinking and behaving
  • Exploration of your personal process and how it helps and may hinder you
  • Discovery of different and new ways of thinking and doing things
  • Collaborative experience between client and counsellor to understand oneself more deeply and to increase one’s awareness
  • Learning practical skills and tools to implement related to specific concerns
  • A safe environment where you can express what you need to

Issues Suitable for Skype Counselling

  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Depression/Low Mood
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Self Esteem Counselling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Sexual Health
  • LGBTI Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex)
  • Cross Dressing
  • Personal Development
  • Mindfulness Practice and Meditation
  • Stress Counselling
  • Social Anxiety
  • Workplace Issues
  • Grief and Loss Counselling

Skype counselling is not an emergency service. If you are feeling at risk of harming yourself or others it is important that you seek help from your local emergency services and GP.

How to Arrange an Appointment for Skype Counselling

Making an appointment for a skype counselling session is an easy process.

  • Send an email briefly outlining the issues that you would like to address during your counselling appointment
  • Provide a range of days and times that would be suitable for you
  • Your therapist will make contact with you via email confirming your appointment

Privacy and Confidentiality

  • A Skype appointment is private and confidential just as a face to face counselling appointment would be
  • Skype uses encrypted technology to ensure confidentiality
  • Ensure the room you will be using is private and away from others

How to Access Skype

  • Download and install Skype
  • Set up an account
  • If using a computer without a built in camera, webcam may be required
  • When your confirmation email is received, it will contain Skype details for your session

If you would like to book an appointment face to face at Hobart Counselling Centre, Tasmania or a Skype Counselling appointment please contact Diane McGeachy.

Diane McGeachy
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist

Phone: 0487 338 103
Email: enquiries@hobartcounselling.com.au

Hobart Counselling Centre
Level 1,
2/221 Liverpool Street
Hobart TAS 7000

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