Is Online Therapy for Me?

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Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, working from home has become a part of many of our everyday lives.

The offices that many bosses and employees thought were the only appropriate place for the tasks at hand are now not the only option and many continue to work from home. In fact, many people report believing they can achieve the same results, and sometimes even better results, from home.

The same shift has also successfully occurred with online therapy and online counselling.

Research Shows Online Therapy to be Effective

Many therapists have realised that they can offer the same services through online tools such as Zoom, Skype, Facetime & WhatsApp video and several research studies show that these can be even more effective than face-to-face approaches.

Given the nature of the therapy, many clients feel more able to discuss difficult issues in a familiar setting or from behind a computer screen or telephone, helping them to feel safer in talking about their difficulties.

All of the psychologists, counsellors and therapists at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling are experienced online therapists and can offer flexible appointments that might not be available for face-to-face given the ability to provide support from other locations.

Clients also often report that these forms are just as effective as face-to-face therapy, though also more convenient with no need for travel and being able to attend or able to return to work immediately after with less impact to their day.

Reducing Everyday Stress

Anybody who seeks therapy has already overcome a mental hurdle and made it a bold step forwards in their life.

Some difficulties might cause practical problems with being able to get to a face-to-face appointment. For example, difficulties with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) might prevent public transport, anxiety can cause problems with leaving the house, and those suffering from depression might experience lack of motivation to the point that it’s difficult to make it to the clinic.

Seeing a therapist for online counselling helps to reduce the stress you might experience from these situations, and can make it easier for those with these difficulties to get help.

Home Comforts

Meeting somebody virtually is a lot less daunting in a familiar location, as you are in a comfortable environment such as your own home, office, or even in your car with a laptop or phone screen in front of you.

Seeing a counsellor, therapist or psychologist for online therapy also relieves the burden of time management as you are not rushing to get to your appointment at a new location, sat in traffic, or needing to block out time for travel.

It also means that you are able to relax in your own home or situation while still receiving effective help.

To Speak to us about Online Therapy

If you prefer the advantages of online therapy over face-to-face, get in touch with our team at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling so we can discuss how we can help you achieve your therapy goals.

Fill in the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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