A Video Online Counselling & Therapy

I exist in two places, here and where you are
– Margaret Artwood

Online Counselling

Counselling on your terms

There’s nothing more satisfying (or indulgent!?) than working from home and attending a work meeting from the comfort of your own home wearing your pyjamas!

Covid-19 has of course radically changed how myself, and other mental health practitioners work with our clients.

In fact, many of our clients still prefer therapy over zoom due to its convenience, and ability to continue therapy if they’re out of town or have a busy week and need to skip the traffic.

Incidentally, my own practice has seen a dramatic reduction in cancellations. This is really encouraging, as consistency is critical in this work.

We’ve all missed appointments because of misplacing keys, or running late finding where to park, or just bad traffic. That alone is enough to make you want to go to therapy!

Another great benefit of online counselling and teletherapy is that it allows me to reach my clients from all corners of the world, Los Angeles, NYC, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and most recently Tahiti.

However many of my Melbourne clients (where I currently reside), also every now and then use online counselling due to its convenience.

Ready to take the online plunge?

Doubts about online video therapy?

Can talking about the deepest pain on a screen to someone who is hundreds of miles away work? Absolutely yes!

And don’t just take my word for it. A study in 2016 by Thompson found that online counselling was just as effective as face to face therapy. Some research even suggests it can be more effective due to less cancellations, resulting in more consistent therapy. Moreover, the sense of safety, comfort in one’s own home, allows one to be more receptive in therapy.

Moreover, since COVID, the world has seen an explosion in teletherapy as a result. In fact, about 30% of my clients are online.

Six tips you to get the most out of online counselling.

In order to make therapy effective online, you’ll need to make sure that you can create a therapeutic space that works:

  • Good internet.
  • No distractions from outside world (kids, siblings, TV, locked door etc.) You need to feel 100% comfortable to completely be able to share and speak your mind. Some clients even bring their phone / laptop to their car.
  • Good camera placement (torso upwards, good lighting).
  • Turn Do Not Disturb on your phone, tablets and smart watches.
  • A comfortable chair, or couch.
  • Headphones are preferred.

Customer Testimonials: Feedback from My Clients

Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie has been fantastic to work with. His friendly approach puts you at ease from your first session, I had never heard of Somatic therapy before and thought it was worth a shot, we have been working together for several months now and the results have been subtle, yet when I look back now we have worked on and resolved some seriously big issues, I had not put time into resolving. Thanks Ronnie for all your help.Review author ★★★★★ My sessions with Ronnie have made an impact on my life that cannot be understated. I’ve found a profoundly positive and persistent shift in my relationship with myself since taking the time to talk with him. I would definitely recommend Ronnie to anyone seeking guidance on the path toward self care.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie has such a beautiful open and caring heart and has been there for me with me through some really sticky times giving me a safe place to honestly and openly express and be held in such a nurturing and caring way. An absolute gem of a counselor ! Truly recommend !Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie's somatic therapy approach helped me unlock the deep-rooted emotions stored in my body, leading to profound emotional release and a sense of renewal.Review author ★★★★★ Working with Ronnie had been transformational. His somatic based therapy has helped me to make unconscious patterns conscious and helped to release them from the body so that new ways of being and healing are possible. I highly recommend working with Ronnie. He is a true gem.Nicola L.Review author ★★★★★ Professional and friendly counselling! Have recommended to friends.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie is a very good counsellor. Really enjoy his technique and most of all getting great results with each session. Very relaxed and comfortable sessions. Highly recommend.Review author ★★★★★ I extremely appreciate Ronnie's equally personal and professional approach to therapy, I feel a calm confidence with how each session is guided with compassion, understanding, gentleness, respect, positive optimism, honesty and purpose. The way these things appear to seamlessly weave together to create a truly transformative space is a pleasure to be apart of and shows a level of passion, dedication and knowledge that for me really is very valuable. In summary, have nothing negative to say about my experience here and highly recommend it.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie is a great counsellor and I liked his techniques. Felt the results were good. I saw him online which worked way better than I expected.Review author ★★★★★ I’ve been working with Ronnie for a while now. He’s been really helpful, encouraging and aided in my journey to finding the answers that I sought about myself. He’s a great guy, would highly recommend for those seeking a great psychotherapist. =)js_loader

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