I was pleased recently to have a good old chin-wag with my colleague Clinton Power, the founder of Australia Counselling, about Online Therapy and whether it is the future of the profession. Clinton hosts an awesome number of interviews on iTunes, and I’m more than happy to be one of them! Do check it out, there’s something for everyone there.
But do start with my interview! I talk about the current state-of-play of how we are defining Online Therapy, my hopes for the future where we can stop talking about the field as something with a technology attached to it, and start conceptualising it as just another way of having a therapeutic interaction with a client – focusing on the therapy, not the channel we have to hand.
You may remember I touched on these themes in my blog about Omnichannelled Therapy recently, and you’ll be able to read more about this in a forthcoming article in the BACP Counselling at Work journal (and read my last column here!).
Also part of the interview is the work of PlusGuidance, and my role in helping this young platform set the global standards by which we all work if choosing to work online. And remember, the platform is designed to work with your face-to-face practice as well, and is free to sign up to.
So – I hope you enjoy the interview! Listen to it from Clinton’s blog here while you browse the resources posted there to accompany it, or click below.