There are 4 types of Online Counselling which you can choose from

1. Email counselling

Once we have agreed to proceed with email exchanges, we will then arrange a particular day of the week when you will email me and a time when you will receive your reply from me.
You would then compose and send me a first therapy email.
When I get your email, I will set aside the traditional 50 minute hour to read carefully what you have written. My reply will involve a thorough exploration of your email and I will endeavour to reflect on any themes or patterns that you may wish to work on during the counselling.
Over the course of our email exchanges, one aspect of my role will be to create a positive, non-judgmental working relationship which enables you to feel supported and trusting in the counselling process.
It allows you to choose a time when it feels right to put something down in writing and time to reflect on it before sending it as well as it allows you to keep a record of our conversation, to think about it further, later on.
You can prepare this as and when you like but it is best to keep it to about 1000 words max.
I use protonmail for email counselling which is a secure and encrypted online platform used for Online Counselling. You will need to email me at my protonmail account frankazmugg@protonmail.com.
However, the issue of safety and security arises: It is important to keep the material private as well as password-protected.
It must not be shared with anyone else or on social media and I retain intellectual copyright of all that I send.
The fee for appointments is due in advance of an agreed session.
Administrative emails (about dates. times, cancellations) are not charged, of course.

2. Chat (text-based live instant messenger using encrypted chat facilities)

This is somewhere between email exchanges and video-conferencing.
Sometimes people don’t like to see and be seen in counselling sessions, therefore text based counselling allows us to converse in real time without that difficulty.
We would agree a time for our chat session and then I would send you a secure link to a Vsee chat room. We then converse by live instant messenger chat, one to another, for the 50-minute hour. It is possible to keep a record of the session and reflect on it later.
Vsee is very simple to install and use and here you can download a free version for IOS or android
However, the issue of safety and security arises: It is important to keep the material private as well as password-protected.
It must not be shared with anyone else or on social media and I retain intellectual copyright of all that I send.

3. Telephone (audio conferencing)

It is also possible to talk on either the phone or on a video conferencing system without the camera turned on, should you prefer to connect with me through audio only.
To ensure our session is confidential, I use an app called Vsee. 
We will fix a regular time to speak, a time when we can both have total privacy, and the session will last for the traditional 50 minutes.
Vsee is very simple to install and use and here you can download a free version for IOS or android

4. Video conferencing using a webcam

In some ways this most closely resembles traditional face to face counselling.
We are able to be together in the same moment, even though not in the same physical space.
To ensure our session is confidential, I use an app called Vsee.
You will need a webcam so that we can see each other.
We will fix a regular time to speak, a time when we can both have total privacy, and the session will last for the traditional 50 minutes.
Vsee is very simple to install and use and here you can download a free version for IOS or android

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