Contact by Webcam
I offer Webcam Counselling, Supervision, or Accompaniment. This way of 'meeting' can offer an alternative when face to face meetings are not possible. It can also sometimes be a preferred option.
For many people, technology is something to be feared and avoided if at all possible. All you need for webcam contact with me is an internet connection and a computer, laptop or other device with a camera and microphone.
The Zoom 'Waiting Room' will be open ten minutes before our meeting's start time, and at that point, you will receive an email from me with a joining link to it.
If you have not used a webcam before, meeting by webcam can take a little time to get used to. These tips may help:
I use Zoom for webcam contact. In early 2020 a number of concerns were raised about Zoom's security, but safeguards are now in place to meet these concerns. If you've not used Zoom before, when you click the link you may be asked to allow Zoom access to your camera and microphone. No other software is installed to your device.
Please note that you do not need to download Zoom on your computer.
Of course, other webcam services are available, but I use Zoom because:
• It is available to users with lower internet bandwidths
• You do not need to download software or set up an account
• It meets a very high standard of confidentiality, using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to ensure confidentiality
• It does not collect your personal information
• Meetings are not routinely recorded (although you may record them if you wish)
You can find out more by visiting the ZOOM website
If you ever want to delete all traces of Zoom from your computer, you'll need to:
• delete your internet history for the day of our session.
• delete any cookies Zoom has left on your device. You can get more information about deleting cookies on the Scottish Information Commissioner's website