Psychotherapy by Zoom – what is different?

Preparing for psychotherapy by video: Before, during and after …

Introduction

There is a natural and understandable reticence about undertaking psychotherapy by video link. We intuit that it will feel different. It is different in important ways. It cannot be the same as a face-to-face session in the usual clinical setting.

So let’s think a little about why this move from a personal meeting to a ‘remote’ meeting is different and use this knowledge to help ourselves optimize the therapy-via-video experience. Continue reading