Telephone sessions are conducted through the medium of Skype. In this instance the session begins when the client rings through to their IOCPS therapist's Skype account.
As with instant chat sessions, in the telephone sessions, neither the therapist nor the client can see each other. The main reasons clients choose this type of session are privacy related and wanting to access support without the exposure of being seen. Because the communication is verbal rather than typed it is possible for more content to be covered, and both client and therapist can gain a good sense of each other through attentive listening. As with, the instant chat sessions, telephone sessions are not fixed and can also be adapted to suit the needs of the client as the relationship develops and trust is established. This is given only as an option and is dependent on the wants and needs of the client.