Online counselling also known as e-counselling or e-therapy is fast becoming a popular way to seek help, particularly in this time of Covid-19! Online therapy can be carried out using platforms such as Zoom. There are many advantages of online counselling and this blog will discuss 3 of those advantages; Accessibility, convenience and openness.
Online counselling sessions are accessible to nearly everyone! It is a very inclusive form of therapy. It is perfect for those who are geographically isolated. Online therapy is a good alternative for people with physical limitations.
Let’s face it stress can happen anywhere! So, if you are away on business or holiday you don’t have to miss your counselling session. If you have an internet connection, then you can access your therapy session.
Online counselling allows you to have therapy from the comfort of your own home. No travelling time which gives you more time to do the things you enjoy doing.
Appointment times may be more flexible to both you and your online counsellor because being at home is more convenient for the both of you. So, if you work full time and out of hours appointments are better for you then you can still attend therapy without taking time off work.
There is something about the virtual world that makes opening up and sharing personal information and experiences a little easier. Maybe there’s a feeling of safety behind the screen. In the comfort of your own home you may be more likely to be your true self allowing your vulnerability to come through during your counselling sessions.
I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions about online therapy so please feel free to leave a comment below.
If you are looking to have online therapy please contact me to book or ask any questions you may have.