“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow
ACCESSING ONLINE PSYCHOTHERAPY
Online therapy, sometimes referred to as e-therapy or web therapy, can offer access to therapeutic services to people in remote areas, working abroad, or for those with physical limitations who cannot access counselling or therapy in person. Individuals who are unable to leave their home for various reasons, such as physical or mental illness may find online therapy a useful alternative to traditional psychotherapy settings.
It may be that you are someone who is extremely shy or feeling ashamed in some way, sometimes starting online can be a good way to break the ice and take that first step in seeking help or support with issues and concerns. Whatever your circumstances, online therapy can give you access to treatment that you might not have otherwise.
HOW IT WORKS
It’s important to ensure that when you contact me to arrange an initial consultation we have a brief conversation ahead of any appointment being agreed, that way we both get to speak to one another, break the ice and feel comfortable that we would be a good fit at this stage. It also allows me to confirm that if I have the availability you may want for any on-going weekly therapy.
Once we’ve had a call and agreed the date and time for your initial online consultation you’ll be emailed details on how and when to pay your fees. I’ll also provide details on how to access our online sessions platform. You can find out more about the cost of online therapy on my “Fees” page.
As with face-to-face therapy, I offer on-going therapy sessions once or twice weekly, at the same time and on the same day.
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU
Getting started in the world of online counselling can be a confusing and anxiety inducing process, not all of us have caught up with the digital age. Key questions about how to begin, confidentiality, how to navigate technology, and whether this type of therapy is as effective as face-to-face sessions are commonplace queries shared by many.
E-therapy can be useful for a variety of situations, but is not suitable for everyone. For those individuals who may want explore and learn about themselves, or for those needing help with life concerns or mental health issues, this type of therapy can be extremely useful. For people who may be struggling with more serious psychiatric illnesses that require close and direct treatment, online therapy would not work or be recommended as an effective mode of treatment.