Online Therapy

Covid 19 UPDATE: all sessions are now taking place online

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.

References

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 Research15(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.

Please get in touch for a chat or to find out more.

Find out more or book a free 15 minute consultation

0203 868 6393

Call me for a chat, email me at mimi@relaxedmindtherapy.co.uk or get in touch using the form below.

Confidentiality

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

Clinic Locations


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

www.kingstonnaturalhealth.com


New Malden:
The Aston Clinic


26 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LS

0208 942 3148

www.astonclinic.co.uk

Find out more or book a free 15 minute consultation