Why People Choose Online Therapy
Many people find online therapy is very convenient and helpful, especially those who have very busy lives, or who simply prefer too have therapy from the comfort of their own home.
Therapy delivered via a video platform (such as Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts) is very effective, extremely convenient & wholly discreet.
Online therapy is fundamentally the same as traditional in-person face-to-face treatment, using the same evidence based treatment interventions and principles as traditional talking therapies.
Online therapy does not involve any travel time or waiting rooms.
Online Therapy enables you to easily access your therapy session from wherever you feel most at ease, be that sat on the sofa at home or in a comfortable place elsewhere.
Online Therapists can offer flexible appointments which work around your lifestyle. Sessions can be once a week or fortnightly.
Studies have found online therapy to be as effective as the more traditional face-to-face therapy. For example, A study by Dr. Kessler and colleagues (2009) found that CBT was effective for the treatment of depression when delivered online in real time by a therapist. They concluded that "CBT online could be useful in areas where access to psychological treatment is scarce and for patients whose first language is not English. It could make access to psychotherapies more equitable by providing a service to patients in areas or even countries where psychological treatment is not readily available. Real-time online CBT offers the flexibility and responsiveness of face-to-face CBT and is appropriate for people with severe symptoms. It affords an opportunity for reflexion and review as part of the therapeutic process, which could enhance its effectiveness." (p.364).
We are passionate about enabling people to access the right treatment for their needs, no matter where they are located. Geographic location should not be a barrier to accessing specialised treatment from which people can improve their overall well-being.
Unlike other services, we are run by qualified therapists. We are a people to people service, we do not use impersonal algorithms to find you the best therapist for your needs. Your registration will be read by a qualified therapist. You will be sent between 1-4 recommendations of the best therapist for our needs.
Unlike other services, we try to meet every therapist we register with us. We know all of our therapists & are very, very proud to have hand selected each & every one. All our therapists have over 3 years (minimum) clinical experience, have a DBS check, are registered & accredited & highly skilled int heir field of expertise.
We will do our very best to find the right therapist for your needs.
Why My Therapist Online?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. The majority of therapists featured on our website are trained in CBT or operate using CBT principles.
Thoughts, feelings and behaviours can leave you feeling trapped in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help to break the cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts.
Treatment will help you to identify how you can change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Treatment will focus both on unhelpful patterns of thinking and also unhelpful behaviours.
CBT is currently recognised as having the strongest evidence-base (efficacy) of all the talking therapies, for a wide range of problems and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) treatment guidelines.
You can read more about CBT by clicking here.