Covid 19 UPDATE: I am now offering face-to-face as well as online sessions. Please contact me if you wish to discuss Covid protocols, or whether online or face-to-face therapy might be better for you.
I offer online therapy, so that you can experience therapy from the comfort of your own home. Online therapy is a flexible and convenient option, and many of my clients say that they prefer it to face-to-face therapy.
Does it work? There is lots of research to indicate that therapy delivered remotely is just as effective as face-to-face therapy (e.g., Lichstein et al., 2013; Stubbings et al., 2013). I have worked successfully with many clients online.
What do I need? All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with a built-in camera and microphone, and a private place where you can speak without being overheard or interrupted. You don’t need any special technical knowledge.
I usually use a video conferencing service called Zoom for online therapy sessions. Most people find it is reliable and easy to use. I send you a link via email, which you click at the start of the session. If it is the first time you have used Zoom, you will be prompted to download some software. If you are feeling unsure about things, I am happy to arrange a short “test call” before your first session.
You can click here to watch a video that shows you how to join a Zoom meeting.
What happens if we get cut off? We will agree in advance what to do if we get cut off; usually I will simply call you by telephone and, if we cannot re-connect, we can – depending on your preference - continue via telephone or re-schedule the session.
I'm still not sure... It's common to be unsure if online therapy is right for you. If you're not quite sure, or have any questions which aren't answered here, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to arrange a short “test call” so you can get a feel for how things work. When government restrictions allow, it's also possible to mix online and face to face sessions. Everyone is different, and I always try to tailor my services around your goals and preferences. Read more about what to expect when working with me.
Lichstein, K. L., Scogin, F., Thomas, S. J., DiNapoli, E. A., Dillon, H. R., & McFadden, A. (2013). Telehealth cognitive behavior therapy for co-occurring insomnia and depression symptoms in older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(10), 1056-1065. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22030
Stubbings, D. R., Rees, C. S., Roberts, L. D., & Kane, R. T. (2013). Comparing in-person to videoconference-based cognitive behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(11), e258. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2564
"The most important thing in therapy is that you feel comfortable working with your therapist. I offer a free phone or online consultation to help you make your decision, and I work in partnership with you to develop a treatment plan which fits your personality and your lifestyle."
Free initial consultation
I offer a FREE initial telephone or Zoom consultation.
This is a chance for us to talk about what you are hoping to get from therapy, and whether cognitive behavioural therapy or hypnotherapy is right for you. Most importantly, it gives you a chance to get a feel for whether you would like to work with me. Research backs up common-sense that the most important element in any form of therapy is the quality of the relationship between client and therapist.
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My services are completely confidential*, which means I will never share anything you have discussed with another party, unless you give me express permission to do so. I’m a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and REBHP, which means I am bound by their stringent Codes of Ethics.
(*with a few legal exceptions, mainly relating to risk of harm).
"Within a few moments, Mimi made me feel completely at ease with her gentle manner, knowledge and expertise. After my session I came away feeling so much more relaxed and with a more positive outlook."
E. Ryan, New Malden
I offer remote therapy via Zoom and run clinics in Kingston and New Malden. Please contact me for more on times and availability.
Kingston upon Thames: Kingston Natural Health Centre
31 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6ND
0208 549 8000
New Malden: The Aston Clinic
26 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LS
0208 942 3148