Online psychotherapy and counselling can be called many things; e-therapy, telehealth, skype therapy, online therapy, etc. It can be delivered by many different methods including online chat and email and video/audio conversations.
When I refer to online therapy, I mean a talking therapy delivered over the internet using face to face video communication (webcam or mobile).
Why do people choose to do Online Therapy?
The reasons that people decide to work online can (mostly) be divided into two categories; circumstance or choice.
Circumstance might include:
Choice could be:
Does Online Therapy Work?
If you have decided you might like to give online therapy a go, you might be wondering if it works at all.
In my experience, the short answer is yes.
Clients have told me that it feels like the technology disappears after a few minutes and it's then like we're in the same room.
Clients can have all the benefits of therapy from the location of their choice.
There is also a growing body of evidence for online therapy being effective in academic literature.
In the UK the NHS is using this type of technology more and more to provide services to clients online, for the same reasons as people use it privately.
Who is Online Therapy suitable for?
In general, online therapy is very effective for most people.
However, there are some circumstances that can cause people difficulties:
I hope this has helped in explaining more about online counselling to you.
Please feel free to explore the rest of the site and if you would like more information then do contact me, or go ahead and book a session.
I offer all clients a free initial consultation. It gives you a chance to see if this will work for you without charge.
Talking with a qualified therapist will make you feel better.