New to online therapy

This section of the website will be for those who are new to working online.  We hope to be able to answer questions you may have and to set out ideas to help you in your thinking and to offer some direction.  Some of the themes we hope to cover may include: 

  • Different ways of delivering therapy online and what works for whom
  • Data Protection when working online
  • Confidentiality and Security 
  • Contracting online
  • Online assessment
  • Making and receiving payments online
  • Managing an online calendar

Different Approaches to Offering Therapy Online

21 October 2016    Kate Dunn
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When registering with a popular and well regarded directory for independent counsellors, prospective registrants are asked to “Tick here if you offer online counselling.” What exactly might this mean, to both clients and colleagues searching the directory who look at the profile of an individual counsellor and see this declaration?Read More

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ACTO: The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

12 September 2016    Online Therapy Hub
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A guide to an essential Association for therapists working onlineRead More

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  • Already delivering therapy online, 
  • New to online therapy, 
  • Training 

Brave New World or Minefield?

17 June 2016    Kate Dunn
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Many therapists have already taken steps into delivering online therapy, others will be considering it and wondering where to start. Perhaps every one of us should stop and think seriously about our personal use of modern communication processes and the impact this is having on our engagement with our clients, directly or indirectly.Read More

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Delivering Therapy Online

17 June 2016    Kate Dunn
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In my "Brave New World or Minefield" post, I introduced the concept of the ‘digital native’ (those born after 1980) and, by implication, the ‘digital immigrant’, born before this date. The majority of practitioners engaging in the world of online therapy are currently immigrants and this will be the case for some time to come. We find ourselves working in an environment where the language is not our ‘mother tongue’ and the culture may at times feel strange and challenging.Read More

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Training To Work Online

17 June 2016    Kate Dunn
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From time to time, we find ourselves attracted to new approaches to our work as therapists. Or perhaps we may not choose an approach for ourselves, but find that it chooses us, for example when an organisation or workplace setting requires us to embrace a new and different way of working. Read More

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“Working Online” and “Digital Counselling and Psychotherapy”

06 June 2016    Kate Dunn
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Counsellors and psychotherapists are sometimes a little confused by what is meant by the phrase “working online”. Further down you will find a chart which can help distinguish between two activities – delivering therapy online and using digital communication in the course of your work in counselling and psychotherapy. If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist delivering face-to-face therapy in a ‘traditional’ consulting room, you are still likely to be using technology quite frequently within your practice. Are you aware of all the implications?Read More

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