Did you know that EMDR can be delivered very effectively online?
The platform I prefer to use for working online is Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing app, much like FaceTime, Skype and WhatsApp, which is considered to be robust and secure enough for therapy purposes. It is very easy to use and can run on a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Attending a Zoom appointment is as simple clicking on a link at the agreed appointment time (this will be emailed to you shortly before the session). As with anything new, it will take a little time to adapt to working online, but once we have settled in, online EMDR feels very much like EMDR face to face.
You will need a suitable device with a camera and microphone, and good enough broadband and wifi (or data and mobile phone signal), which we will establish before we commit to working together in this way.
It is also important that you can find a safe, private and confidential space to work from and to allow sufficient time after the session for you to gather yourself before re-entering daily life.
If you’re unsure about using Zoom, why not book a free 15 minute trial session so that you can see how it feels and so that we can check out the quality of your equipment and broadband connection? We won’t talk about your issues during this meeting; this is purely to help overcome any anxiety you may have about online working. If you are already confident with Zoom or other similar technology, you can book an assessment session so that you can get an idea of whether you want to work with me and so that I can get a feel for whether online EMDR is an appropriate therapy for you at this time.
Read more about online EMDR on the EMDR UK website.