Therapy, counselling, life coaching and other personal development work are all available via Video, Telephone, Email and Chat depending on your needs and practicalities.
Skype is a software application that offers free, encrypted Video calls, telephone and chat from anywhere in the world. This can be particularly useful for:
- therapy in the comfort of your own home
- occasional support in between regular weekly sessions
- support during breaks from therapy
- help if you are unable to leave the house
- continued therapy whilst travelling or on holiday
- help if you live too far away from Glasgow
- help if you live outside Scotland
How it works
Skype sessions are 60 minutes long and pre-paid at least 48 hours ahead of the appointment time. Once the appointment is booked we meet at the designated time via Skype, with video activated on either end.
- Fees are payable in British Pounds Sterling (GBP) only: using Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer (or International Bank Transfer) or alternatively, Bitcoin.
- Online Sessions are charged at £45 per 60 minute session and are for people doing work online via video, with optional extra support time available in between sessions by video, chat, email or telephone.
- Supplementary Support is extra support at a discounted rate that can be used flexibly between weekly sessions for people seeing me either face-to-face or online, who want the additional provision in place for use by Skype, email or telephone.
The First Step
To book an introductory meeting all you need to do is use the PayPal button below to make your payment of £45 GBP, then fill out the form underneath and I will contact you as soon as possible with an appointment time* that suits you.
You can also set up regular payments by bank transfer – please ask for details.
*Appointment times are sent in GMT – Greenwich Mean Time or UK Time. Please ensure that you make the necessary calculation for your time zone if you live outside the UK:
- World Clock can be found here.
- International Crisis Helplines [see foot of page]
- Scroll down for tips on using your Skype effectively for therapy
Once I receive your details I will send you my Payment details, followed by my Terms and Conditions and Assessment Form and any other relevant documents in due course.
For Video or Chat sessions:
- Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or missed without notice are chargeable at the anticipated rate. If I cancel your session with less than 24 hours notice you will be offered your session free of charge.
Full Terms and Conditions available on request
Tips for using Skype for therapy:
It’s important that your sessions via Skype are a good space for undestanding and acceptance that you look forward to each week. Making your sessions as comfortable as possible is a crucial feature of therapy that allows you to feel at ease enough to speak freely.
- Use a soft chair like an armchair, rather than a hard office chair and desk. It’s important to make your environment as peaceful and comfortable as possble, and that you are in a relaxed posture during your session, much as you would in a face-to-face session. Sitting for an hour on a hard seat or in a busy environment can make sessions feel tense and be counter-productive.
- Try to set your camera up so that the field of view is fairly wide (at least head and shoulders but ideally head to waist)
- Make sure all distractions are kept to a minimum: turn off phones, minimise ambient noise, ensure that your session isn’t going to be interrupted or overheard so that we can fully concentrate on your needs.
- Ensure that there is sufficient light so that you can be easily seen on camera and that your audio is clear and loud enough to avoid you having to raise your voice. This will make communicating easier and more relaxed.
- It’s helpful to keep your notebook and pen to hand in case you need it.
- Ensure that your Skype is working properly at least a few minutes prior to your session to avoid delays.
International crisis helplines: United Kingdom 116 123 United States 1-800-273-8255Canada 1 800 456 4566Ireland 116 123Philippines 2919Australia 131 114
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