Skype: Gay Couple Video-Therapy

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Skype: Gay Couple Video-Therapy
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For gay couples who are interested in working with a professionally qualified Gay Couple Therapist via Skype video counselling sessions, GayCoupleCounselling.com reaches out to work with gay couples throughout the world.

Not looking for online gay couple relationship therapy? Try our Portsmouth in-person Face-to-Face services.

Ideal for:

  • Gay and lesbian couples in a long distance relationship (different towns, counties/states or even different countries).
  • Gay relationships where the couple live away from one of our professionally qualified gay couple Skype therapists.

GayCoupleCounselling.com uses Skype Video Chat.

Our video couple-counselling services for LGBT relationships uses Skype’s “group video chat” service and is targeted toward gay coupleslesbian couplesmixed-sexuality couples in intimate/committed relationships who wish to use  GayCoupleCounselling.com‘s therapy services but who are either unable to travel to a face-to-face/in-person meeting, or who are in a long-distance relationship.

Long-distance/remote couple relationships are couples who are in separate countries or separate counties/states/towns who wish to work with GayCoupleCounselling.com specifically as a Specialist in LGBT Couples Counselling.

Benefits of using Skype for Couple Counselling.

  • Not all relationships are in the same home: in the same city, same county/state or even the same country!
  • Long distance couple relationships struggle with conflicts as much as living-together relationships.
  • Working with your partner via Skype with a qualified & experienced gay couples counsellor can be an appropriate therapy for your relationship problems.
  • The same therapeutic boundaries are maintained: time boundaries, session schedule’s and working practices.

Using Skype.

Most couples prefer to use two devices (eg 2 x computers, a computer and a Skype-enabled Smart Phone etc…) but if the couple can tolorate to sit very close to each other then a single Skype camera will suffice;  the couple need to be able to look at each other from time to time The choice to use one or two Skype devices is yours, though.

Confidentiality & Skype Video Conference.

Skype has a position on confidentiality which may effect some couples’ decision to participate in Skype video conference couple counselling – a version of Microsoft’s policy on Skype is here: http://memeburn.com/2011/07/microsoft-and-skype-set-to-allow-backdoor-eavesdropping/

Time Differences.

Skype couple counselling can be ideal for remote/Long-distant relationships – but we will have to manage any time-differences.

Outside-of-session Contact.

It is sometimes necessary to make contact with the counsellor outside of the sessions (e.g. to cancel or rearrange an appointment). When emailing Dean, best practice is to CC your partner in the email.  Unless it has been agreed otherwise by everyone, individual contact with Dean without the knowledge of the partner is not advisable, but we will manage this as far as possible should it become necessary.

Whilst attempting to engage in contact beyond the time-boundaries and therapy-boundaries is discouraged, we will manage situations as they arise.

Does Skype permit Counselling / Therapy?

Skype does not prohibit counselling and therapy via its communication service. From the Terms of Service (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/legal/terms/tou/) - extracted August, 2012 -  (red highlighting added) :-

5.7 Content of Communications: Skype is not the source of, does not verify or endorse and takes no responsibility for the content of communications made using the Software. By using the Software, you agree that any content that you submit may be transmitted to the recipient of your communication. The content of communications is entirely the responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You therefore may be exposed to content that is offensive, unlawful, harmful to minors, obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable. The content of communications may be protected by intellectual property rights, which are owned by third parties. You are responsible for the content you choose to communicate and access using the Software. In particular, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not submit material that is (i) copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner (ii) a falsehood or misrepresentation (iii) offensive, unlawful, harmful to minors, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise objectionable; (iv) an advertisement or solicitation of business; or (v) impersonating another person. Skype reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to review content for the purpose of enforcing these Terms. Skype may in its sole discretion block, prevent delivery of or otherwise remove the content of communications as part of its effort to protect the Software, Products or its customers, or otherwise enforce these Terms. Further, Skype may in its sole discretion remove such content and/or terminate these Terms and your User Account if you use any content that is in breach of these Terms.

Contact us today for Gay Couple Video Counselling.

Are you a gay or lesbian couple, a couple in a mixed-sexuality relationship, looking for support and professional assistance in managing your relationship conflicts?

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2) Contact us to discuss your needs.


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