Keith Bibby - Bsc(Hons) Dip EHL/NLP FCRAH
Outcome - Oriented ( Ericksonian ) Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy
Individual Couple & Relationship Counselling
30 yrs Behavioural science Experience
Telephone, Skype & E-mail Consultations : -
People sometimes need support or a consultation but are unable to make an early face-to-face appointment. Others abroad or travelling or overwhelmed with family or business commitments - are only available outside normal consulting hours.
Helpful work can often be done via Skype or e-mail or over the phone.
Skype ( video calls over the Internet ) are now a mature technology with great advantages over the phone - software and Skype - to - Skype calls are free. The experience is close to a face-to-face conversation and far better than phone alone - especially where we have already worked together.
I use high quality but inexpensive hard-wired equipment. ( Wi-fi connections can easily degrade through interference or bandwidth variation ). Using a combined microphone/earphone headset gives improved sound quality and enhanced privacy.
I will give a clear indication if I consider you should come to see me or get direct help from another therapist. Sessions will be charged as a normal consultation.
E-mail Dialogue : -
Some people find it useful to continue an e-mail dialogue when commitments take them away. Clients also use this in parallel to provide continuity between sessions.
Sitting down at the keyboard to express oneself can be extremely productive
( writers do it. ) Settling into a frame of mind to do this can provide ‘ a space to go ’ away from everyday pressure to develop a resourceful stance - it can also help you to construct a map of a territory which you may find it very useful to re-visit.
Literary style is not important - there isn’t much point in trying to do a cut-and-paste job on your own realities - but the process can release useful realisations.
Drawing on my behavioural science background, I also offer very systematic exercises and data collection tools with which clients can work independently to gain perspective on a difficulty. I process the data & provide feedback to steer our explorations. Dialogue around the analyses often proves very helpful in clarifying challenging issues - and considering what to do.
Copyright ©Keith Bibby - Clapham Dec 2009