At Mental Notes we value the face-to-face work we do with our clients. However, the nature of our work means that our clients are often travelling or competing interstate or overseas. As much as we would love to travel with all our clients to make sure we have face-to-face sessions, it is not practical. We have been testing and trying our virtual options with our clients over a number of years. Below are some of the options that we use regularly with our clients.
The trusty mobile phone! Where would we be without them? We are available for phone consultations with you. The benefits are that it is easy to set up and most people have access to a stable phone and/or Wi-Fi connection. This can be via your regular phone network or via WhatsApp audio.
What a digital age we live in! If you own an Apple iPhone, we can also use the FaceTime feature to video call each other. You will need a stable internet connection to be able to access us via FaceTime.
We’re fans of Google and use its platform for a number of functions. Google Hangouts means we can send you details to either dial into a call or you can receive a link to join a video call.
Skype is an online video conferencing app that can easily be set up to ensure we can work continue to work together! Unlike phone calls, with Skype you will need a stable internet connection. Once you have downloaded the app on your smart phone or computer, you will need to create an account. Skype or Zoom (below) are our preferred way of working with you when we cannot catch up face-to-face because we get to see you!
Like Skype, Zoom is an online video conferencing app. However, unlike Skype you will not need to create an account. All you will need to do is download the app on your computer or smart phone.
Benefits of using virtual conversations
We can continue our work together no matter where you are or what is happening.
You can access our services from the comfort of your home, hotel, etc.
No risk to you or us in terms of catching any illness or disease (which is helpful during a world-wide pandemic).
As you can see there are multiple options for us to have virtual conversations with you. It’s the way we’ve been able to keep connected with our clients for many years to-date. Moreover, it is even more important for us to keep working on our mind’s performance in such challenging times.
Let’s get time in our diaries for us to check-in with you, to hear how you’re coping with the current world situation and to discuss your psychological skills training; we’re sure there’s something we can offer to keep your mind healthy and performing.