I have been working online for the last couple of months which is proving to be an effective way of working. I did some early training in online therapy which gave me confidence and awareness of the extra considerations that have to be taken into account with regards to privacy and confidentiality. In spite of only being able to see the portion of each other that the camera is focused on art is made, reflections and discussion becomes easy as like any other therapeutic relationship, trust is built and positive changes occur.
I like the words of Sean Gerity who says
“The technology you use impresses no one, the experience you create with it is everything“
I am both amazed and inspired by the relative ease that we (the clients I work with and myself) have transitioned into being able to create such positive experiences through online platforms, and although I really miss the face to face contact, working in this way provides an easy way to make to have a therapeutic relationship without having to travel. I look forward to working in the physical way and also spending more time outdoors connecting with nature in creativity and wellness, but will still offer online support for those that wish.