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At Westmeath Counselling the majority of our Therapists are trained in Online, Video and Telephone Counselling.
This works in a very similar way as Face to Face Counselling. You call the centre for an apponintment. You will get to speak with a therapist who will get some basic details from you. Then a therapist suited to your needs will call you back and make your first appointment.
You choose the method that you feel most comfortable with:
Telephone - The therapist will call you at your appoinment time and conduct the session over the telephone.
Video call - This is done Via ZOOM , Skype or Wattsapp Video call.
Again you choose which one you would prefer.
Tips for a successful Online or Telephone Session:
Keep your time free exactly the same as if you were calling to the centre
Go to a quite spot, free from distraction or children or the doorbell
Put a "Do Not Disturb" Sign on the door if you need to!
If you cannot find a quite spot in the house, consider using the car and drive to a nice scenic place that will help you to relax.
Give yourself time after the session to reflect just as you would when driving home from a face to face session.
Something that always helps no matter how your session is delivered - Keep a journal between sessions. This helps to keep you focused , record your triggers, or simply write about the feelings, thoughts and emotions that are surfacing for you.