Online therapy is exactly how it sounds. It is therapy or counselling that is conducted over the internet, rather than in person. All you need is an active internet connection which will allow you to connect with therapist or counsellor from the comfort of your own home. It’s that simple.
Several studies have found online support is as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy. For example, Dr. Kessler and colleagues found that CBT was effective for the treatment of depression when delivered online in real time by a therapist. They concluded that real-time online psychology offers the flexibility and responsiveness of face-to-face therapy and is appropriate for people with severe symptoms.
As well as feeling confident with the effectiveness of online therapy, there are also a whole range of additional benefits including the convenience of having therapy in your own home, the privacy it offers and the accessibility to psychologists from all around the world.
Discover Some Of The Benefits Of Online Therapy:
With online counselling and therapy, you do not need to leave your house to access your support, not only saving you some money in commuting there, but most importantly saving you time.
Access to a whole host of psychologists
Offering up the possibility access psychologists from all around the world, with online therapy you are not limited to counsellors or therapists within your surrounding area.
Juggling our lives with work, childcare, housework and our social lives can be hard enough to manage; many online therapists have more flexibility for evening and weekend appointments. Here at Counselling Psychology Online, we offer therapy 7 days a week, and stay open on weekdays until 20:30.
Comfort of your own home
Starting therapy can feel daunting. The advantage of receiving therapy at home is that you are surrounded by your home comforts and allows you to create a setting which is both relaxing and peaceful, hopefully putting you at ease.
As you do not have to travel anywhere, there is no risk that you will bump into someone you know, or strangers on your way to therapy on in a waiting room when you might be feeling at your most vulnerable.
To conclude: there are lots of advantages when it comes to receiving online therapy. Here at Counselling Psycholgy Online, we work with a wide range of problems, including Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Low Self Esteem and more specialist conditions such as Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange an initial assessment session with one of our therapists.
Do you have questions?
It's not unusual to have questions about what type(s) of therapy may be suitable for you.
We're here to help. Please don't hesitate to get in touch so we can discuss what might help you.
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)