Five years of experience helping couples online.
I’ve been offering couples therapy online for over 5 years. Initially, it was viewed as a way to help long-distance couples or couples separated by jobs or military service. More recently a new generation has adopted online marriage counselling and many prefer this approach over meeting a therapist in person.
However, in recent weeks all that has changed and the global COVID-19 pandemic has created exponential growth in telehealth online couples therapy. Many of my colleagues have been caught off-guard and not all of them are comfortable with the move on-line.
I am fortunate to have started out with my work online in 2015 and I was one of the early adopters of the technology. I am now convinced this is an incredibly effective method of delivering therapy and I am very comfortable working with clients in this way.
For 5 years my unique approach to marriage counselling has been available for clients anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of their homes or offices, just with access to a desktop or mobile device.
I believe that online couples therapy is not just a temporary measure during the crisis and it will become a much more widely accepted way to engage with professional therapy.
The benefits of online marriage counselling
We all experience the pressure of time and attempting to find a regular space when two partners can meet together for 1-2 hours of therapy can be really challenging.
Professional couples therapists are aware that the traditional 50-60 minutes of session time is simply not enough for a couple in crisis. A minimum of 90 minutes is required and often even longer intensives are needed. By the time you take into account a possible commute to the clinic of one hour each way…that makes an investment of 4 hours or half a day. If one or both members of the couple are in an executive role or they work outside normal hours, sometimes such a commitment is simply impossible.
Couples may be separated for many reasons and located in different cities or countries. Clearly, this prevents them from attending couples therapy sessions in person. There could also be health issues or international relocations or temporary assignments…the list goes on!
So for many couples, there is no other option and online marriage counselling is the only solution available to them.
“After two years of various attempts at couples therapy and coaching, I was almost ready to give up. I did not want to repeat going over the same issues, only to end up back where we started. Peter was a breath of fresh air and I actually enjoyed our sessions. He opened our eyes to what we really wanted for ourselves, our marriage, our kids and for the rest of our lives.”
Rachel – Hampstead, London
I remain open and I continue to accept new clients using secure online Zoom video conferencing at reduced fees.
The Pandemic has created a situation where online couples therapy is the only safe option to seek professional help with a relationship crisis.
Some clients are initially sceptical about online consultations and often ask if it works as well as meeting in person. Fortunately, all the research supports the conclusion that online therapy can be as effective as in-person consultations and in some situations, it may well be even more effective.
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During the pandemic, I am offering reduced fees for online couple therapy consultations.
For clients based in the UK or Australia, the local currency will apply. For clients in any other country, you can choose to be billed either in UK pounds or Australian dollars.
- Individual session: 60 minutes – UK£100 or AU$190
- Couples session: 90 minutes – UK£150 or AU$285
- 3 x 90-min. couple sessions (every 2 weeks over 6 weeks) – UK£405 or AU$769.50
- 6 x 90-min. couple sessions (every 2 weeks over 12 weeks) – UK£715 or AU$1453.50