Adult & Young Person Counselling

Damon Bachegalup BA Hons Dip Couns

Face to Face 'Skype'

Technology has become an essential part of all of our lives – it can even be useful in personal growth work. While using the internet as a mode of communication for therapy may seem somewhat unconventional, online video conferencing is an effective, confidential and convenient alternative to face-to-face sessions.

I currently use the internet with great success to work with clients with teenagers who are unable to visit me in person or who prefer to work online. I’ve worked with  clients in  the US, Canada, Australia and in the UK.

The program I use is Skype, a free, high quality video conferencing program that allows us to see and hear each other using your computer and a webcam (and headset if you choose). Skype is free to download off the internet, easy to install and set up, is free of adware/malware/spyware etc and, most importantly, is confidential.

My speciality is working with teenagers who have behavioural issues and problems within relationships and therefore working over Skype is effective for most of the issues parents bring to me. However, personality disorders, bipolar, clinical depression and other serious disorders are not candidates for online counselling because in my opinion these require personal  face-to-face sessions to be effectively treated.

Is Skype Confidential?

Yes, all Skype sessions are encrypted to ensure privacy and confidentiality.

To Get Started with Skype:

1. Go the Skype website and download the latest version of Skype for Windows or Mac, then install it on your computer. For help and any questions you have about setting up or using Skype, click here.

2. Open Skype and add me to your Contact List. My username is ‘teenbratcampuk.damon’.

3. You will need a webcam if your computer doesn’t have one built in, and possibly a headset.

4.  Email me at  teenbratcampuk@yahoo.co.uk to book an appointment time. Skype appointments are between 10am-8pm (GMT) on Mondays to Friday for Skype .

I look forward to meeting you virtually.

Fees

Skype: £50 per 55-minute clinical hour.

Fees are then £50.00 per session (55mins) and a block of 6 sessions will need to be booked and paid for in advance @ £300.00.

Pay for your Appointment

Payment via PayPal on our web store page.

Policies

It is necessary to charge for appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance, unless they are caused by circumstances we would both define as an emergency.

Completion of counselling may occur at any time and may be initiated by either you or myself. I recommend a final session, since ending can be an important therapeutic process.