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Why Choose Online Counselling?
Faced with long NHS waiting lists and mounting pressures, many are choosing online counselling as an affordable and accessible way to get the help they need, quickly. Our online counsellors are the same vastly experienced, highly-qualified counsellors that you would see face-to-face, but the difference is that they are able to offer a more flexible counselling service at a time and location that suits you.
Online counselling can be the ideal solution which gives those with busy schedules, carers, vulnerable people who are isolating, parents and people with disabilities the opportunity to benefit from counselling which they might not otherwise be able to access. Nothing compares to a one-on-one real life counselling session, but there has definitely been a shift towards the benefits of online versus face-to-face lately which means it is more commonplace.
Having to travel long distances and take significant time out of your day to attend counselling sessions can be a logistical burden on many people who need help. Online counselling gives individuals in need easy access to treatment that might not have been readily available otherwise.
Is Online Therapy as Effective as Face-to-Face?
During online counselling, your counsellor works with you to assess the problem and help you overcome your difficulty, just as they would in-person. Studies show that online counselling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy. Indeed, the fact that online therapy gives universal access to a vital service means that it has opened up the world of therapy to so many more people than before.
Some people may feel more comfortable undergoing therapy in a digital setting, especially younger people who are more familiar with the digital realm. Whereas some individuals prefer the intimacy of a one-on-one counselling session, some prefer the distance of a digital therapy session as they feel more able to speak out.
Reasons Why You May Choose Online Counselling:
- Covid-19 socially distancing rules are in force
- Whilst away from home on a business trip or holiday
- Following illness or surgery
- If you are housebound
- After giving birth or if you have young children you cannot leave at home
- When you are a sole carer and cannot leave
- When you and a partner are in different locations but require couple counselling
When it comes to online counselling, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why our dedicated counsellors are trained in a whole spectrum of specialties. We’ll help you find the right person to guide you towards your highest potential.
Being able to access online mental health therapy is so important. With many people currently unwilling (or unable) to access face-to-face counselling due to their health or ongoing Government restrictions, online support is currently the preferred route.
Via empathetic, person-focused counselling, our focus is on helping you to emerge lighter, brighter and stronger.