Video Relationship Counselling

Why not try Video (Online) Relationship Counselling?

We’re currently living though a health and economic crisis, the likes of which none of us have ever experienced before, and we are all needing to adjust in how we work, live of our lives, and do things in general.

Relationship counselling has always been a very personal face-to-face service, and we have all liked it that way. We share intimate details of our life with a trusted therapist, feel heard and supported, gain some insight into our patterns and learn new skills we can take home.

So how can we possibly replicate this in an Online situation?

You’d be very surprised how well we can. As one of our therapists quoted; “I have been doing Online Video sessions with clients who live a distance from me, for many years now, and the overwhelming response from them is they are amazed at how “personal” and similar it feels, after just the first 5 minutes.

I have found that therapeutically, it is very effective too. It really is the next-best thing to face -to -face counselling.

And then there’s a few other added benefits – a saving in travel time, and also having to find babysitters.

You also have the benefit of being able to choose the therapist who looks most suited to you, without worrying about where they are physically located.”

Advantages of Video/Online sessions

  • Online sessions allow you to choose your absolute best choice and most appropriate therapist for your particular issues, no matter where you live
  • It is often easier to co-ordinate both you and your partner’s schedules if you are having your session at home.
  • Often after-hours appointments are available
  • You have the convenience of talking at home, which also saves you travel time.
  • You can more easily manage your children rather than having to organize a babysitter.

 

 

Finding the right therapist for you

We have numerous therapists who offer online relationship counselling in addition to face to face counselling sessions. Additionally, some of our therapists offer online counselling for all sessions, and do not see clients in person. This allows us to have various sessions and times available to suit clients.

Online counselling fees are set by each individual therapist. Session fees range from $120 to $275 per 50 min session.

Here are our therapists who offer relationship counselling online. We trust you will find the one who best suits you.

Our therapists offering video/online relationship counselling:

  • Christine

    Psychologist Online Counselling

    PhD; B. Psych (Hons 1); AAPi

    Hart Centre Certified

    Please note: Cristine offers online counselling only.

    Christine has over 20 years of diverse experience in private practice, as well as psychology consulting to the private sector in Australia, USA , Canada and UK. Dedicated and passionate, she works alongside couples and families, supporting them in embracing the best version of themselves. She uses compassionate and empowering psychological solutions that are practical, easy to implement, and make a difference to people’s lives. She draws upon a diverse array of therapeutic approaches, developed from her rich educational background which includes a PhD at Bond University, specialising in building secure attachment within relationships.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Alana

    Relationship Counsellor and Sex Therapist Perth

    She/they. MSexol. AdvDip Gestalt.

    Hart Centre Certified

    Alana works from a person-centred, trauma informed approach, to support her clients through life’s twists and turns. She focuses on a here and now, embodied approach that cultivates the connection between the mind-body.

    She has experience working with a diverse range of issues and experiences, including ADHD/neurodiversity, disabilities, chronic illnesses and LGBTQIA+ matters. She practices with the understanding that life changing therapy is a journey, not a cure-all or quick fix. All gendered, sexual, racial and cultural identities are welcome and will be respected.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Lisa

    Counsellor Sunshine Coast

    MCouns

    Hart Centre Certified

    Lisa’s practice is underpinned by two fundamental beliefs. Firstly, we all have within us a drive towards wholeness. Secondly, everyone has an innate (sometimes hidden) self-knowledge, meaning we are the best experts on ourselves.

    Her therapeutic approach is client-centred, holistic and strengths-based. She provides a safe space for clients to listen to their inner wisdom, while being guided and supported within a strong therapeutic relationship.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Peter

    Registered Counsellor Online Only

    B. Th.; M Couns; MACA; MIAAN; MICEEFT; MAAoS

    Hart Centre Certified

    Please note: Peter is currently offering Online Counselling only.

    For over 12 years he has applied his warm, sensitive and caring approach to support individuals and couples as they struggle with important life decisions, challenges or quest for purpose.  He seeks to assist his clients make wise decisions.  His life experience and extensive training in different counselling methodologies, equip him to understand systemic relational conflict, with a sensitivity to the underlying developmental or life transition dynamics.  He adapts his therapeutic role to the specific couple/person needs.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Nikita

    Couples Therapist Online Only

    B.A (hons) Psych, M.A. Psychotherapy and Couns

    Hart Centre Certified

    Please note: This Hart therapist is currently offering Online Counselling only.

    Nikita is a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and has trained in EMDR therapy. She provides Psychotherapy and Counselling services for individuals and couples. She is a warm and competent professional who welcomes diversity in all its wonderful forms and provides a safe and inclusive space for her clients.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Kathrine

    Registered Psychologist Perth

    BA Soc Sci; B Psych (Hons); AMAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    Kathrine has over 10 years of experience, and prior to this was a counsellor for 4 years, specialising in developing intimacy in relationships. She understands the importance of relationships in life as a building block to higher achievement, and will help you help yourself by giving you practical skills you can work on immediately.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Suzanne

    Relationship Counsellor & Sex Therapist Brisbane

    B.Ed; Grad Dip Soc Sci (Couns); ASSERT; AAFT

    Hart Centre Certified  

    Suzanne is a tertiary educated counsellor with post graduate training and an extensive 20 years’ experience in relationship, intimacy, sexuality and personal wellbeing counselling. She provides a professional and confidential service to clients wanting to explore issues of concern regarding sex, sexuality and relationships.

    She is a certified Sex Educator and Sex Therapist with ASSERT (Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists 2009)  and is a clinical member of AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapists).  She applies Bowlby’s Attachment Theory & Family Systems Theory to assist clients in their efforts to improve their wellbeing and relationship effectiveness.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Jessica

    Couples Counsellor Online Only

    BBehavSc(Psych); MCouns

    Hart Centre Certified

    Please note, Jess is currently online only, and planning to return to face-to-face in the Sunshine Coast over the next few months.

    As part of her practice, Jess is a strong believer in moving toward connection and healing and away from shame and disempowerment. As your therapist she will aim to guide you toward a more settled connection while providing a safe space where you can explore the deeper needs that may have gone unmet for a long while. She understands the strength it takes to enter therapy, and respects you and your partnership along the journey.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552

How to prepare for your video counselling session

Your therapist may send you a consent form and background info sheet before the session.

  1. Setting up your room:

Find a quiet room or area that will give you privacy to set up your computer and chairs.  Make sure your chairs are side by side so both of your heads will be seen on the screen.

If you have children, have them set up in another room with things to keep them happy.

Also make sure you have water and tissues close by.

Check the light in the room. Ideally we want good light; not too dark or bright, but your counsellor will check this with you once you start.

Also, please have your credit card ready as it works best to take care of the payment quickly first.

 

  1. During the session:

It can also be helpful to ask your counsellor for their phone number and also give them yours, at the beginning of the session, so on the very odd occasion that the connect drops out briefly, you have a way to stay in contact. This does not happen often, but it is best to be prepared.

Feel free to look at each other when one is speaking and not just look at the screen.

Other than this, it will feel just like a face to face session. Clients are often amazed how similar it feels.

 

What our clients have said

“I was really apprehensive at first, but it was easy as I was sent instructions and a link, and after a few minutes I didn’t think about it… it was like being face to face”.

“We had thought of postponing our sessions until face to face was available, but our situation was getting worse, so we tried it and we found it really helpful”.

“I actually really like sessions on videolink. It saves me so much time, not having to travel to appointments. I settle the kids with a video for fifty minutes or so, and I got to the privacy of a separate room for the duration”.

“I put off telehealth for a while, hoping face to face would be available soon, but due to the immune problems for some family members, I decided not to take the risk. I gave it a try to be safe, and I’m so glad I did. It has been a life saver”.

“We actually prefer sessions on video in the comfort of our home and we can talk straight afterwards about what we learned. I hope we are able to continue in this format”.

 

Important considerations

–  The most important consideration is that you need to be mindful that your room has privacy. Most people find that this is not difficult to manage. If you have children, make sure you have set them up in another room with things to keep them happy.

– When you are preparing for your couple’s session, make sure you sit side by side on a sofa or have your individual chairs set close together, then set up your computer screen so that both of you are visible on the screen at the same time.

– It can also be helpful to ask your therapist for their phone number and also give them yours, at the beginning of the session, so on the very odd occasion that the connect drops out briefly, you have a way to stay in contact. This does not happen often, but it is best to be prepared.

If you have any further questions, please contact our friendly receptionists and they will be happy to assist you.

Benefits of Video Relationship Counselling (Online)

In many business and medical arenas, video meetings and consultations have become the norm for many people, allowing us to meet and talk with people just as effectively as we would

online counselling

with them in the same room, and without the time and effort of travelling, and the hassle of finding a carpark.

In the same way, Video sessions are becoming increasingly popular with many couples who want relationship counselling, but are short on time, or perhaps prefer a relationship therapist who doesn’t practice near them.

Video, Skype and online counselling sessions are also often referred to as TeleHealth.

 

Just as effective as Face to face sessions

Online/Skype counselling is a fast-growing area of our practice, and having run many hundreds of these types of skype sessions, we have found that they are equally as effective as face-to-face counselling.

 

Is Video/Online relationship counselling for you?

Video/Online relationship counselling may be right for you if:

  • You and your partner are short on time and want to economise on the total time spent in and travelling to and from your sessions
  • You like the look and feel of a relationship therapist who doesn’t practice anywhere near where you live or work
  • You have children and don’t want the hassle of finding a babysitter for them for your sessions
  • You want to stay in the comfort of your own home while working on your relationship – in effect we come to you
  • You want to avoid unnecessary travelling
  • You live in an area where there are no good relationship therapists
  • You feel more comfortable talking about your private relationship matters in the privacy of your own home

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