Child and Adolescent
Psychology Services

What is Skype?

Skype is a free software that allows you to have free calls, video conferencing and chat over the internet. If you have a computer and a high speed internet connection, you can start downloading the program and using it right away.  Download Skype

 

Why Skype Counseling?

Skype counselling is a great alternative to face-to-face counselling:

  • Specialised counselling for young Australians in the security of their own home.
  • You are unable to travel to a counselling office.
  • You live in a remote place where counselling services are inaccessible.
  • You do not feel comfortable about visiting a counsellor's office or you do not want others to
    know that you go see a counsellor.
  • You would like to work on yourself in a place where you feel comfortable.
  • You are very busy and do not have time to travel
    to counselling services.
  • Others who may prefer on-line therapy are people who are ambivalent about therapy, or uncomfortable with the traditional model of counselling. These range from people who are mildly uncomfortable with talking about their problems face-to-face,
    to people suffering from serious mental health conditions, such as agoraphobia, social phobias
    or anxiety disorders.
  • People with obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobic anxiety disorders and found that many preferred receiving services via their home computer over face-to-face treatment.

 

Important: Telephone and Skype counselling is not appropriate for people who are suicidal, self-injuring, homicidal, or who have mental health issues that require more intense care than one session per week. If you feel severely depressed, suicidal, or you think you are about to hurt yourself or someone else, call 000, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room or clinic immediately and ask for help.

 

How Does Skype Work?

After you have decided to schedule a counselling session using Skype, we will arrange a time for the session to take place. Then I will contact your skype number and we will proceed exactly as an office counselling session would proceed. Skype is similar to face-to-face counselling because the use of the video conferencing allows visual and audio communication between us on our computer screens.

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