Covid-19 has changed the world immeasurably but we can be thankful that, since the last time a pandemic struck, technology has advanced to the point where we can do a lot without leaving our homes. Video calls are one such technology and, as such, here at Newlife Counselling we can offer all of our clients video sessions as an alternative to in-person visits.
A video link allows you to see and speak to someone, yet remain in your own private space. Video counselling allows you to feel safe and secure in your own space while accessing the services you need.
Further benefits include there being no need to travel anywhere, a definite plus in the current situation.
It is wise to be vigilant when using your credit card to pay online. Check that the website is using a secure connection using SSL, you can use this handy resource to check that for any website, just copy and paste the address of the website in to the form shown here: https://www.hubspot.com/ssl-checker
Of course we at Newlife use SSL and also use Stripe as our credit card processor.
Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, we use the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security at Stripe.
As a Limerick based organisation we are really keeping it local as our web developers, AOS Web Services, are based in Limerick, and also Stripe was famously founded by two Limerick brothers, Patrick and John Collison. You might be interested in reading about the amazing success of the Collison brothers here.
After many months of work we are very happy to announce the launch of our new website, incorporating an online booking system and secure online payment gateway. From an informational point of view, the aim of this website was to portray the services available from Audrey Cronin, to highlight her qualifications and experience.
The functionality is extended by enabling our clients to check availability and prices themselves and to make bookings directly on the website in a self-service manner.
A special word of thanks to Annette O’Sullivan and her team at AOS Web Services for providing a wonderful service and for really going the extra mile to deliver a beautiful website.
In addition to booking systems like ours, AOS Web Services also provide a general web development service which includes ecommerce, website upgrades and logo design. Annette can also assist with grants for web development.