It can be difficult to talk to friends and family about therapy as there can be a stigma attached to seeking help for mental health issues, and even more so with online therapy as it is still a relatively new concept for many people. Given its range of benefits, online therapy has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s important to understand the benefits so you can share this with your loved ones so you are clear in your mind about why you have chosen online therapy.
The Benefits of Online Therapy
Online therapy offers a range of benefits, including the convenience of having therapy in your own home, access to a much wider pool of psychologists and counsellors, greater flexibility with scheduling and the comfort of being in a familiar environment.
Approaching the Conversation of Talking to Friends and Family About your Therapy:
When discussing your decision to have therapy with friends and family, it’s important to remember that seeking help for mental health issues is a positive step towards healing and improving your overall well-being. Here are some tips to initiate the discussion:
Start the conversation with an open mind and a positive attitude.
Explain that you have been struggling with mental health issues.
Address any concerns or questions they may have.
It’s important to understand that some people may have reservations or misunderstandings about therapy in general, whether it’s online or in-person. Encourage them to keep an open mind and remind them that seeking therapy is a positive step towards improving your mental health and overall well-being.
Be patient and understanding.
It may take some time for your loved ones to come around to the idea of therapy. Encourage them to ask questions and offer to share more information as needed.
Counselling Psychology Online provides an array of online therapy services that can assist you in overcoming mental health challenges and enhancing your overall well-being. Our team of highly-trained therapists, psychologists and counsellors can help with a wide range of conerns, from anxiety and depression, to more specialised conditions like specific phobias and dermatillomania.
Get in touch with us to schedule an initial assessment session with one of our therapists. Always remember, seeking assistance is an affirmative step towards a healthier and more contented life.
Do you have questions?
It's not unusual to have questions about what type(s) of therapy may be suitable for you.
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Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E)
- Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
- Psychosynthesis Therapy
- Transactional Analysis Therapy (TA)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
- Structural Clinical Management (SCM)