Online Therapy or Counselling
Online Therapy & Counselling – What are the benefits?
Using online therapy will give you the chance to speak to a me online, not necessarily having met me face to face.
For a long time, therapy sessions have been held in a quiet room with two people talking together. This is what the majority of us think of when we picture what counselling is like. With the massive growth of digital technology, this has provided a new form of therapy that is beginning to change how we see counselling.
What are the main reasons for Online Therapy?
You may not have the time. You find it difficult arranging time to physically see me, to travel to where I am based. From a practical perspective, online counselling offers an alternative where traditional counselling settings are not practical. For example fitting in your therapy appointments around childcare can make it all but impossible to attend. Online counselling offers a realistic alternative.
You may have physical health problems of disabilities. Even though the premises where I work from has disabled access, you may still find it challenging getting here.
You may find it emotional challenging. You could feel very shy or uncomfortable with seeing me face to face. Some people find it less embarrassing and allows them to discuss personal issues more openly without feelings of guilt or shame.
Agrophobia or social anxiety – numerous phobias and mental health issues may prevent you from travelling or spending time in new environments.
In more serious cases, individuals living with a difficult partner or spouse can feel in-person and/or telephone appointments are not safe. Carrying out a live chat session via a laptop or tablet can offer a more discrete alternative that can be completed at work for example.
There are so many other reasons why someone would want online therapy but for what ever reasons, I will do my best to ensure that you feel comfortable and secure.
How online counselling works
Nowadays it is very simple to communicate online with me. You can use a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone wherever you are and I will speak to you via an easy-to-use, secure service, like Skype or WhatsApp.
Your session will still be arranged in advance at a time to suit you and you can decide whether you’d like to see me via a video call or just talk instead.