There are many benefits to Virtual Counselling or Online Counselling, one of which is that you are no longer limited by geographical barriers. You are free to choose a practitioner who might not live near you, but who is the right fit for you. Research has discovered that the most important piece to determining the success of sessions is “therapeutic fit”. Therapeutic fit means that the client is easily able to connect with their counsellor.
If you live in a remote city or small town, or just can’t find a practitioner that suits you in your hometown, online telemental health sessions provides more options and opportunities to pick someone that makes sense for you. Maybe your currently travelling the world and having adventures, but still need or want to speak with a Therapeutic Coach – this is another great reason for virtual sessions.
Online or Virtual sessions provides clients with the ability to work on their personal or professional goals from the comfort of their own home. This creates confident surroundings. You can, even, do sessions in your pajamas with a cup of hot coffee! Some clients love the convenience of online sessions, and even tentative clients warm up to it quickly.
Platform & Security
Virtual Coaching is effective for individuals and couples. Converging Currents uses the Jane App, which is a private, encrypted and secure platform that is PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents ACT) compliant.
Benefits of this platform include:
- Safe and Convenient access from the comfort of your own home.
- Clients can access the virtual video platform from any browser or device (desktop, tablet or smartphone).
- Book online and get automated reminders about upcoming appointments.
- Protected and Trusted software. Encrypted point-to-point connections, PIPEDA, PHIPA, and CASL-compliant, private and secure.
- Available anywhere in the world that has an internet connection
- After your initial appointment is scheduled, you will receive a link to complete your intake forms.
- A link will be sent to you on the day of your session, usually around 30 minutes prior. If you cannot find this link, please check your spam folder.
- Think about whose at home, do you need to arrange childcare for your little ones so that they don’t disrupt your session?
- Find a quiet, confidential, and private space with a secure wifi connection or ethernet.
- Think about things you’d like to have with you: tissues, a glass of water, and any notes or homework you prepared for your session.
- Login early to give yourself time to handle any technical issues that might arise.
- Prepare for your session by closing browser windows and silencing your cell phone to avoid any distractions.
- Prepare to share your actual location and physical address as your therapist will require that information at the onset of every session. This is in case of any kind of emergency that could arise.
- Ensure there is good lighting so that we can see your face clearly. It’s hard to read emotions if we cannot see you clearly.
- Plan how you will transition out of your session and back into your personal space: a relaxation activity you can do for 5-15 minutes or something you can do to help yourself ground after your session.
Individual Counselling provides an opportunity to improve your overall social and emotional health. People do individual sessions for many different reasons. We can help you create a plan for achieving your personal or professional goals as they relate to any area of your life, not just your mental wellness. Read More…
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Children and Family Sessions
Family counselling is offered for whole family systems or to adults trying to figure out how to connect with or understand their child better. Family counselling supports the strengthening of individual relationships within a family unit. It can also help build relational parenting skills that will increase connection between parents and their children. Strong family connections are a protective feature that helps prevent child or teen mischief and misbehaviours. Read More…