There is yet no specific guidelines in the UK on this. BABCP state “It is important that you feel satisfied that you can meet the general guidelines for ethical and best practice even whilst practising remotely. In particular, it is important to consider issues of risk which may arise if you are providing therapy to someone in a country where you don’t know how the healthcare system works or are unable to liaise effectively, e.g. with their GP if necessary.”

Risk needs to be assessed at the initial consultation, assessment and intermittently throughout treatment. If you feel someone is not appropriate for an online format of therapy, you must communicate this with the client and SupportRoom will support your clinical decision on this.