In March of 2020 Covid closures moved my practice into virtual sessions overnight. Our system, Jane App made the transition easy and secure.
I quickly realized that many clients resonated with the convenience, comfort and privacy that virtual sessions offered. No more rushing to and from appointments. No more worrying about running into someone you know in a busy waiting room before or after appointments. No more office hallway noise.
Some clients used our time together working on things while they were on a walk, in a park, a car, a private office or somewhere in their home.
Virtual sessions allow for deep connection to effectively mirror all modalities used in person. Prior to Omicron I considered a partial return to work with some in person sessions, however when I asked my clients which they would prefer, the majority of my clients wished to continue with virtual visits.
We all hoped that Covid would be over by now. Since it is not, and since it is crucial for counsellors to see facial expressions to do our work properly, I will be continuing with virtual sessions.
Jill Arnold, Counselling, EMDR, Coaching, and Hypnotherapy for Effective Change.