The online Skyping / Video facility provides safe contact with Clients over the Internet through the encrypted Skype platform. Dr Vicki provides an online Psychology Video – Conferencing / Telehealth Service for Clients in Auckland Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill and other New Zealand locations.
Dr Vicki works from home and has a projector installed in the consulting room ceiling projecting onto a large cinematic screen with a professional sound and video system paired with commercial grade broadband connections. An individual Client appears to Dr Vicki as though they are in the room directly (crystal clear communication) and Dr Vicki can see and hear all the “relate-able” information that assists with her therapeutic delivery.
Clients have a similar experience when they download the Skype application and use it with a Personal Computer or Laptop or larger screen, e.g, the television (with a connected microphone and cam-recorder). This gives Clients the opportunity to engage with Dr. Vicki across New Zealand irrespective of geography.
An initial “Skype Test” between a Client and Dr Vicki is provided “free-of-charge” to make sure that systems are compatible and operational. Skype is available as a free download from www.skype.com (the Client simply googles and installs it and then we have the test.)
Clients pay for the Skype session (usually by Internet Banking or PayPal etc) in advance of the therapy session.
The individual charge-out rate is $150 plus GST per hour. Follow-up sessions are generally one hour at the same hourly rate.
Dr Vicki’s hours are 11am until 9 pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and she looks forward to being of assistance. Note that in the current Coronavirus situation in New Zealand Dr Vicki is making extra online time slots (Video-Conferencing and Telehealth (Telephone) options available.
Dr Vicki does not deal with clients in crisis or emergency. Online Telehealth/Skype Counselling is not recommended for clients in crisis or emergency. If you are in a crisis or emergency situation please contact your local Emergency Services. Additional information on this website regarding crisis or emergency can be obtained from the “Clients in Crisis” section in the Pricing section.
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