The global COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have meant that many counsellors and psychotherapists are working with clients over virtual platforms at short notice.
While there is ample information to help therapists navigate the ethics, practicalities, and logistics of online work, why is this transition experience so varied? What are some therapists doing to help themselves and their clients more easily adapt to web based connection?
What can this experience of enforced distance and shared vulnerability teach us about the true 'frame' of therapy?
Stephen Andrew and Zoe Krupka discuss their experiences of this liminal space as therapists, teachers, and supervisors, with a focus on the specific interpersonal challenges and opportunities of a mandated eTherapy space.