Does online counselling work?
This question is often raised, and the short answer is yes.
The effectiveness of online counselling has been well researched for over a decade. Online counselling has been found to be as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy in many instances.
To support the security of your personal information this practice suggests the use of Skype. Why Skype? According to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners there is currently no evidence to suggest that Skype is unsuitable for clinical use (RACGP Telehealth video consultations guide, accessed 14 April 2020). We may also use other teleconferencing platforms, such as Zoom so that we meet the needs of clients.
We realise that the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is potentially placing a strain on relationships, daily life and budgets. We also realise it can be a very trying time being confined to home and not moving about as usual. This isolation can place additional strains on individuals and their relationships with others.
To help with the potential challenges of self-isolation during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have reduced our online consultation rate to $130/hr during business and after hours until the 30th June 2020. We will review the situation toward the end of June 2020.
Currently, face-to-face consultation fees remain at $175/hr during normal business hours and $195/hr for after-hours consultations This availability may change due to governmental directives.
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