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Online Counselling Software

This page conatins a list of the software that I use for online counselling. I have provided a description of each software app, together with a security rating and my contact details. If your favorite video calling software appears in this list, you can simply add me to your contacts.

List Of Apps

Skype

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Security: encrypted

Download: https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/

Skype is one of the most widely used video conferencing application for Windows and Mac. Skype is easy to use and in addition to providing video and voice call services, it allows file exchange, which makes it useful for discussing therapeutic work that you may done outside counselling sessions (e.g. diary-writing). You'll need to download Skype and sign up for an account.

Supported Platforms

  • Computer (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Mobile (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Amazon Fire Phone, iPod Touch)
  • Tablet (iPad, Android tablets, Kindle Fire HD, Windows tablets)
  • Wearables (Apple Watch, Android Wear)
  • XBox (XBox One)

Facetime

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Security: encrypted

Download: https://facetime.en.softonic.com/mac

Facetime is Apple's answer to Skype. It's widely used and universally liked by Mac and iPhone users and is a reliable application that's easy to use for online counselling. It is bundled with Apple software, and you will need an Apple ID to use it.

Supported Platforms

  • Computer (Mac)
  • Mobile (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Tablet (iPad)
  • Wearables (Apple Watch (you will need a wristband upgrade))

ooVoo

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Security: open

Download: http://www.oovoo.com/

ooVoo is a lightweight alternative to Skype and is designed for use on smartphones, and has a version for PC and Mac. It's quick and easy to download and works across a variety of platforms, making it ideal for online counselling. You'll need to download ooVoo and sign up for an account, or you can connect using your Facebook account.

Supported Platforms

  • Computer (PC, Mac)
  • Mobile (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Amazon Fire Phone, iPod Touch)
  • Tablet (iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablets)

VSee

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Security: encrypted

Download: https://vsee.com/HIPAA-Messenger-2

VSee is a live video messenger designed for use by healthcare professionals. The free version is small, quick to install, reliable and ideal for online counselling. You will need to download the free version and set up an account.

Supported Platforms

  • Computer (PC, Mac)
  • Mobile (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Amazon Fire Phone, iPod Touch)
  • Tablet (iPad, Android tablets, Kindle Fire HD, Windows tablets)

Doxy.me

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Security: hipaa | encrypted

Doxy is an online video chat service designed for health professionals. You don't need to download any special software to use it for online counselling, simply visit my virtual practice using the link on this page. You don't even need to create an account, you can talk to me straight away. All you need is a device with a camera, a microphone and a modern web browser.

Runs in you web browser, no special software required.

Hangouts

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Security: open

Hangouts is Google's instant video messenger software. It will run on any modern web browser, or you can download the Hangouts app for android and iPhone. It's simple to use and a straightforward choice for online counselling. You don't need a Google account to use it, just visit my Hangouts video stream here for instant video chat.

Runs in you web browser, no special software required.