regular basis we spend around 4 hours connected to our online platforms and
social media accounts. We are familiarized with having friendships around the
globe or being working with people from different continents at the same time.
We are specialized in the immediate things, having whatever we need in the palm
of our hands.
connection is a must in our society, therefore there’s a need of adapting
something as basic as therapy to the online format.
In order to
know more, we have briefly interviewed Miriam Esquivel, psychologist and coach
at SINEWS Online Platform, so she can share with us her opinion about this new
format of professional support.
– How can online therapy benefit you?
point of view online therapy is one of the best adaptations we could have made
at Sinews. I’m constantly working with international clients, and sometimes because
of their demanding jobs that require from travelling at least once a month,
having the chance to keep with our interventions anywhere in the world is a
therapy allows you to have the flexibility you need if you have a busy agenda.
In my case, and attending the demands of my clients, I offer sessions on
weekends which is the moment of the week when we all have a bit more or peace
and can focus just on us.
– What do you need to have online
need to have the internal motivation to boost your well-being and, of course, a
good internet connection.
platform is adapted to laptops and phones (Windows and Mac), and those are
things that we always have with us.
– And what about safety and
In the case
of our online platform, the technical server is from our own, so we have
encrypted connection from the beginning to the end, ensuring a safety
In terms of
confidentiality, I always recommend my clients to be in a quite space and use
headphones, so we make sure that the conversation is between us.
– What is the best part about working as an online
said before, the flexibility is one of the best things, but what makes a huge
difference is that you have a closer connection with your clients. When I first
started working as an online therapist, I thought we were going to miss the
face-to-face contact, but no, you learn how to connect with them differently,
paying a close attention to their key gestures and creating a stronger
therapeutical connection because you can be supporting them under any
to practice unconditional support with your clients and I think at the end the
feel grateful knowing they can count on you anywhere, anytime.