The co-founder behind international online success and TechCrunch Top 100 company Just-Eat has launched a new internet service, aimed at connecting therapists and psychologists with members of the public who need their assistance and advice, offering one-to-one consultations via webcam, Masterclasses and support forums.
Jesper Buch, the self-made millionaire and entrepreneur who brought fast food to the mainstream, has unveiled a new website, www.mentaline.com. Consumers can use this new internet service to meet psychologists, therapists and coaches and have consultations online by paying with a credit or debit card.
Consultations can be conducted via webcam or telephone, known as One2One sessions, enabling users to have a face-to-face or audio meeting with a professional without being in the same room. There are also Masterclasses for those not quite ready for a One2One and support forums for discussions with professionals and other users.
There are already several hundred professionals registered on Mentaline.com, waiting to offer their expertise to members of the public, and more are signing up every day. With a recent call for waiting times for counsellors, therapists and psychologists to be reduced, Mentaline.com has launched at a time when there is a demand for the service it offers.
Among many other features on the website, it is possible to have multiple users at the same time in connection with the coaching of a management group or couples therapy, where it is possible for the users to be in different physical locations.
The same idea lies behind Mentaline.com’s master classes. Users can book a seat at a lecture from one of many speakers and attend it via the site.
The newly launched website also includes a forum where anyone can discuss problems and challenges they face. Professionals are also active on the forum, contributing advice and support for users.
Users can get an agreement for a paid session and the business model for Mentaline.com involves taking a 10% commission fee for each completed session between a therapist and user. There is also a sign-up fee for the service when consumers and professionals want to subscribe.