Online psychotherapy using specialized secure video software (sometimes known as “telehealth” or “teletherapy”) can be a very effective therapy option. It allows clients to engage in therapy or counselling services from home, or from any other safe and private location. This can be done anywhere you have privacy, and a computer or smartphone.
Brian Collinson uses a telehealth solution which allows you to schedule an appointment directly online and have the entire therapy session take place digitally.
Brian has over 8 years of extensive experience with effective online psychotherapy. In addition to face-to-face psychotherapy, Brian has specialized competencies that enable him to create a safe and meaningful “teletherapy” experience while safeguarding the rights and personal information of online psychotherapy clients.
Brian Collinson has met the requirements for the Telemental Health Certification Program of Person Centered Tech. This online therapy consultancy was founded by B. Roy Huggins, one of the foremost experts on the law, practice and ethics of online psychotherapy in the United States.
This qualification is in addition to Brian’s training in fulfillment of the requirements for the Registered Psychotherapist designation of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and the certified Jungian Analyst designation of the International Association of Analytical Psychology,
What to Think about in Choosing an Online Psychotherapist
Individuals considering online psychotherapy need to ensure that it is conducted:
- in a safe, secure manner;
- using the right technology;
- by a qualified psychotherapist who has the appropriate background, training and experience.
There can be a tendency to assume that, because it takes place on the internet, online psychotherapy can be “free and wide open”. However, ensuring safety is an essential goal in any form of online psychotherapy services.
It’s important that online psychotherapy be conducted using equipment and software that is secure, reliable and designed for effective practice of online therapy. There are a number of specialized software programs designed to keep the client’s personal information secure. These software programs are also robust enough to cause a minimum of problems during a therapy session, while having good enough picture quality for professional therapy work. Picture quality can be important in online therapy.
If online psychotherapy seems like it might fit your needs, or if you’d like more information, feel free to contact Brian to assist you with any of your online therapy questions.