We’re delighted to announce that the Online Therapy Hub, a brand new website containing resources and advice about providing therapy online, has just been launched.

Would you like to build a positive, fulfilling and profitable online therapy practice? Over the last 10 years virtually all psychotherapists and counsellors have acquired some sort of digital presence. The provision of online therapy has emerged and begun to blossom, grow and mature, despite the concerns and cautions that may understandably have made us hesitant to progress in this area. It is impossible to ignore the digital world in any professional arena.

Is the Online Therapy Hub for you?

Even if you don’t plan to deliver therapy via video communications, there will be something that is relevant to your practice and the world of online communication here. Do you:

– text clients

– contact them by email

– have a social media presence

– keep your client appointments within your Microsoft Outlook, Google or other electronic calendar

If the answer is yes, then this website has something for you!

You may not even be aware of some of the ways in which you are digitally connected. It is possible or even likely that you are unaware of both the positive potential that this can bring and also some pitfalls and hazards that may befall you.

The site has been co-founded by therapists Philippa Weitz, Kate Dunn and Carole Francis-Smith, alongside Geoff Simons from the Private Practice Hub.

Some of the topics offered include:

– Exploring your digital profile

– Contemplating an online practice

– Setting up your online practice

– Marketing your practice online

– Networking with other practitioners

– Security and confidentiality

– Software and reviews

– Legal issues to consider, including data protection requirements, working internationally and many others

– The special role of language online

– The value and importance of specialist training

We hope you find the Online Therapy Hub a useful resource!