You direct your counselling by selecting the method of communication you feel most comfortable with and the pace of your counselling to suit your needs.
You ensure all your sessions are private by using headphones in a private space.
You engage safely in counselling, over the internet, using videocalls or online live-chat through end-to-end encrypted and open-source software platforms.
End-to-end encryption ensures a higher confidentiality whilst using the software. However, no single software is infallible, the internet is by definition never 100% secure (but neither are face to face interactions, unless you self-isolate in the middle of a field with no people or technology around you!)
Open-source software means that it allows transparency in terms of how the data is handled and ensures accountability and external verification that the software is run in an ethical way.
You get to choose your most comfortable online medium where the sessions will be carried out, such as: videocall, live-chat or email.
The location of the therapist will be in the therapist’s house in a safe and private room, using headphones.
The ideal location for the client should be the same, however there is flexibility depending on your living arrangements.
Careful consideration has to be taken in terms of privacy from listening ears and safety regarding the internet network used.
This should be a private one with password security, never a public internet hotspot where there is no security whatsoever.