Online Psychologists Perth, Australia
Seeing your local psychologist online is a great way to maintain self-care whilst still having the option of attending in person if you need to get out of the house over the next few months. As health practitioners, psychologists are considered essential services by the government and will be operating in a face-to-face and video format throughout most of the next few months.
Our Perth psychologists are experienced with a range of issues such as anxiety, children, teens, depression, relationship concerns, OCD, trauma, PTSD, family issues, parenting, anger and more.
For over 7 years we have been helping individuals, children, couples and families in the Perth and Applecross community in person and online.
Our team has knowledge in providing child therapy online, eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) online, cognitive-behavioural therapy online and all the other therapies in the online format. Please see their individual specialties.
Getting ready for your online therapy session
In a therapy session, a lot of consideration goes into
optimising the physical and emotional environment in order to establish a
comfortable and secure space with you. These are major considerations for every
therapist when they set up their office space. With video sessions we both need
to work together to ensure that we create that same comfortable and connected
space between us.
Think about this, when you walk into our office for a
session you have a nice comfortable chair, tissues, water available and
sufficient lighting for you to feel comfortable.
Take an hour or so to set up your own private therapy space.
Creating your online therapy space:
- Find a comfortable chair
- Have tissues, tea, coffee or water ready
- Use your laptop positioned on a stand and stable
- If you must use your phone, don’t hold your
phone for the entire session, buy a selfie holder and turn off your
- If you are participating in Eye-movement
desensitisation reprocessing therapy online, you must use a laptop or Ipad and
- Use headphones and a microphone, you want a
really crisp, clear connection with your therapist
- Make sure any lighting is set in front of you
- Don’t take calls in a public space
- Make sure you use a private Wi-Fi connection,
preferably your NBN connection.
Remember, your sessions are confidential, we will speak to
you in a private space at home if we are not in our office and always with a
headset to maintain your privacy.
We ask that you do not record the session under any
circumstances, we will not be recording you.
What happens if there
are technical errors?
Please be patient, there may be technical glitches with Zoom
from time to time, if so we have other platforms we can use such as google
meetings, calls can be transferred in minutes.
We will endeavour to give you your full 50-minute session at that time even if there are 5-10 minutes of technical issues. If technical issues persist we may have to reschedule to another time.
What platform do we
use and is it secure?
We use a secure connection with Zoom, https://zoom.us/. All conversations are encrypted. Download
the program before the session and we will send you a link to your meeting with
Do you have a back-up platform?
As a back-up, if Zoom servers are overloaded we can meet on our Google Business platform meet.google.com. Download meet.google.com as a back up to be ready if we need to switch over. If not, don’t worry it takes a few minutes to complete.