Online Video Counselling using Skype

At first glance using the Internet as a mode of communication for therapy may seem somewhat unconventional. However online video counselling is an effective, confidential and convenient alternative to face-to-face sessions.

At Regent’s Practice we use Skype, a free, high quality video conferencing program that allows us to see and hear each other using computers and a webcam (and headset if you choose). Skype is the world’s most reliable and most used video conferencing system (approximately 22mlillion people around the world are using it at any one time). Skype is free to download from the Internet, easy to install and set up, free of adware/malware/spyware etc. Please note your computer will need a built-in webcam for Skype video conferencing to work (if you are unsure, look at the frame running across the top of your computer screen and you should see a little camera - most computers manufactured within the last 3 years come with webcams). If you do not have a built-in webcam, you can buy one cheaply from stores like Maplins, Best Buy or on-line via Amazon.

 At Regent’s, we offer a free initial 30 minute set-up call to check Skype is properly installed (there is an audio-only version that allows us to correct any video issues).


"Having been a therapist for 20 years I have experienced many different approaches to therapy along with many different therapists. The EMDR I have had by Skype with Sanja, for me, is right at the top of the pile in its power and speed in getting to the heart of locked away trauma. However, what has really made the journey one where I have truly gone to uncharted territories is the skill, passion and belief Sanja has in her work. She holds both her professional role and a deep caring for people equally in her very safe hands. I highly recommend her work, and do so regularly."

Tom Barber, Director, Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies, UK. Co-author of Thinking Therapeutically.

"Sanja is brilliant - the best therapist I have worked with. Using Skype I was able to sit in the comfort of my own home in front of the therapist and i didn't have to waste time traveling to her offices".

Robert Cray, Counsellor MBACP (Accred.)

To Get started and install Skype

1. Go the Skype website and download the latest version of Skype for Windows or Mac, then install it on your computer. For help and any questions you have about setting up or using Skype, click here.

2. Open Skype and add Sanja Oakley to your Contact List. Her username is ‘sanja.oakley’ (you should enter this in the contacts window and then press search).

Skype Appointments and Fees

To secure an appointment for a session with Sanja Oakley please send an email to and suggest a preferred time and day.

If you think Skype counselling is something that might interest you, please contact Regents Practice.