There are a number of understandable reasons, even before the current climate with COVID-19, why you might be reluctant to have a face-to-face appointment for counselling or therapy.
While the most common cause for not accessing face-to-face sessions at present might be the risk of Coronavirus, our psychologists in Newcastle have solved this problem and have been offering online therapy and online counselling since before social distancing.
Online therapy is a fantastic tool that has enabled us to help those who travel often, live further afield, or are unable to attend in-person appointments for whatever reason (such as agoraphobia, or disabilities that make it hard to travel).
The good news is that not only do we provide all of our effective talking therapies online but research has shown that online counselling and therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy in helping you to overcome problems like depression, anxiety, sleep trouble, trauma, anger problems, and many more.
What Online Therapies Are Available?
Some of the online therapies we are experienced in and able to deliver online include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – CBT helps you adjust the way you think, react, and cope with situations that are happening around you to lead to better mood and healthier coping mechanisms.
Online CBT has been shown to be highly effective, especially when working with one of our Psychologists in Newcastle over video format (whether Zoom, Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp video).
Counselling (Including adult, child, family, and couples counselling) – Online counselling can support and help you cope with and get through difficult situations, whether individually or with your partner or family.
Problems such as bereavement, loss, or difficulties relating to stress at home or at work are suitable for online counselling with one of our Specialist Counsellors.
Mindfulness Meditation – Online mindfulness meditation can help you improve your focus, stay grounded, make better decisions, and let go of problematic thoughts (particularly helpful during lockdown and during the current coronavirus outbreak).
Online Mindfulness and online meditation can also be helpful as part of relapse prevention to avoid relapses into depression, anxiety, anger, and other problems that affect day to day life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) – A specialist online therapy offered by Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Clinical Psychologist) to help improve your sleep and overcome insomnia, nightmares and early waking.
As one of the few trained CBT-I therapists in the UK, Dr Sadler has been providing online therapy and online CBT-I since 2017 to help people overcome their sleep problems, and sleep related difficulties (including anxiety and depression).
Who Provides Online Therapy?
Our online therapy and online counselling is provided by the very same team of specialist psychologists and counsellors that deliver our face-to-face services, ensuring you get the same high-quality care and treatment as you would in-person.
Online appointments are flexible and available at a range of days and times to suit your schedule, whether you live in elsewhere in the UK, a country with a time difference, or even locally near one of our clinics in Jesmond or Gosforth.
To book or discuss whether a Skype, Facetime, Zoom or WhatsApp Video therapy session is right for you, contact us using the form below or call us today on 07966 645 198.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling