Online Psychological Counselling.

India
January 14, 2007 8:17am CST
Hi All, Being a psychologist myself and given the advent of IT boom am just thinking of starting an online forum to discuss topics on psychology and anything related to humanities. Also thinking of spending some time for live counselling. Anybody there to provide me with more ideas on how to proceed and whoever interested in participating in novel pursuits are welcome. Like minded people respond...let's see what we could do together.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
14 Jan 07
This sounds like a great concept, and I'm sure that there would be a great interest in it. However, I think that you would have to do a lot of planning and screening before you went live. You want to be sure that your participants are genuine- by this I mean that you don't get those histrionic people who make up all kinds of stories and scenarios just to get attention. You find them on any forum (they are here at MyLot), and I'm sure that a forum addressing psychological issues would be no different. You don't want 1 or 2 people monopolizing the forum, especially with made-up stories. You might be better to focus on one particular area of interest and start from there. Work with a group who have common problems all in the same forum, rather than trying to address all kinds of issues in the same forum. You could eventually set up a "membership based" website, and charge people a membership fee for full access to your services- this of course depends on the licensing requirements for practice where you are. It's a great concept, though. I'm sure that you could be successsful at this- just take your time planning it out. Do a lot of research first about starting an online business. There is so much more to it than simply chatting. Good Luck to you!
• India
15 Jan 07
Hey laurie, that's very quick response and thank you for your time. Your response has been an eye opener and real useful information. As you said let me take some time before starting something concrete. I will have to work out the cost involved. Do let me know if you have any ideas. Once again thank you laurie. Take care. Krish.
• India
14 Jan 07
thanks for this .