I am committed to providing therapeutic encounters that are founded in relational depth, presence and safety. It is my firmly held belief that this is entirely possible to do online!
Advantages of Online Therapy
The key advantage to receiving therapy online is location. We are able to work together without needing to travel anywhere. The current physical distance requirements are therefore no concern. Many people experience that the comfort and familiarity of their own home helps them to feel especially safe and settle more deeply. Equally as significant, they commonly find that working in this way encourages greater engagement and commitment to their process, and as a result the momentum and depth of their positive change increases.
Focusing – 1:1 sessions and small groups to learn and deepen your skills to listen to the wisdom of the body.
For further information click here.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BSCT) – online sessions using BSCT skills.
In these sessions I use many Focusing type verbal skills and I will teach you to do the same so that we can establish our relational field without physical contact. I will then help you to track your own body sensations and develop further awareness of how it is to be in your body right now. I too will follow how things are within your system. It is possible for me to be as clearly differentiated as if we were both in the same room together. With this information we can both be guided to support your system in doing what it needs to do / being how it needs to be.
It is possible to remain seated for the whole of the session or we can arrange for you to be lying down in the view of your webcam. We can negotiate what is best for you. (For some folk who are prone to “drifting off” it is better to just stay seated.)
For further general information about BCST click here.
How it works
I use the online platform called Zoom. You will need to download an app to either your phone or computer. Instructions on how to do that can be found here.
I will send you an email that gives you a link to access our online meeting.
If you are doing this for the first time, it would be helpful to give yourself some time to play around and familiarise yourself with Zoom beforehand. There is nothing worse that arriving flustered into a meeting after being beleaguered by technical difficulties. (It’s not dissimilar to arriving late to an in person meeting after not being able to find a parking place!) Instructions on how to do that can be found here.
It is important for me to be able to see a good portion of your body – we express so much through our body’s movements. Please see this PDF link for further guidelines on how to set up your camera and prepare for the online meeting.