It is a well-known fact that people are turning to the Internet for many reasons, professional counseling being one of them. Many find online psychological counseling very attractive, thanks to its many benefits, such as:

  • Accessibility and convenience: No matter what part of the world you live in, you can make an appointment and receive professional treatment while staying in the comfort of your familiar environment.
  • You save time and money on commute: Online counseling often works best for very busy people (including stay-at-home mothers) who simply do not have time for an in-person consultation with a psychologist, which sometimes can take as much as several hours, including to – and from-the-session commute. Also, those who live in very small towns or remote areas often do not have access to psychological counseling. Online sessions via Skype offer everything you may need for successful and productive psychological counseling.
  • Immediate follow-up and consistency: During online counseling you are not limited by geographical boundaries, so you can stick to the schedule that works for you, and you do not have to skip sessions because of traveling. This makes therapy more consistent and effective. This is especially important during times of crisis, when it is crucial to provide immediate follow-up according to the changes in the client’s situation or psychological state.
  • Anonymity: Psychologists always adhere to the same ethical and professional standards and regulations during online sessions as they do during “face-to-face” counseling. The clients, however, often perceive online sessions as a safer alternative because they can stay sure that no one will find out about their visit to a psychologist. At the same time, many people may have concerns about the psychologist’s qualifications and professionalism. This is a valid concern, and that is why I posted copies of my professional diplomas and other professional documentation on one of the pages of this website.

In spite of all these benefits, online counseling does have some drawbacks. For example, some of assessment and treatment involves studying posturing, body movement, and voice tone, which is hard to do in the virtual therapy office. In addition to that, online counseling is not suitable during emergencies or for people suffering from severe psychological disorders.

What do you need to know before you try online counseling?
Psychological counseling provides optimal results under the following circumstances:

  • The relationship between the client and the psychologist is based on mutual trust and openness;
  • The client is genuinely motivated and committed to working with the psychologist towards achieving desired goals.

What do you need for an online consultation?
For optimal results, you need the following during online counseling:

  • High-quality Internet connection and reception
  • A microphone, a web-camera (at least 1.3 Mp), and good lighting
  • A sound-proof room
  • Make sure there is no one else except you in the room

This is what you do to schedule and receive an online consultation.

  1. Please send me an e-mail to let me know when you would like to schedule a consultation, or fill out the application form
    * It is very important that the request was sent by the person who needs the consultation (not by somebody else).
  2. Send your request to the following address: [email protected]
  3. Within 24 hours you will receive a response about online counseling possibilities that will indicate the time of your appointment
  4. You can make a bank transfer (account number will be provided upon request).
    One 60-minute online counseling session costs 80 Euro.
  5. Add the Skype account k_tomas1 to your contacts
  6. Make a video call through Skype at the time of the appointment.

If the client has to cancel a session because of technical difficulties, the session will be rescheduled without any additional charges, but only once.

If the psychologist has to cancel a session because of technical difficulties, the session will be rescheduled without any additional charges.

If the technical problems cannot be fixed within 3 days, the client will receive a full refund. The money will be sent to the account that was used for payment.

Before the consultation please make sure that you can work via Skype, and adjust your microphone, headphones, and web-camera.