Specialising in Online Therapy here means sessions can be done from the comfort of your own home, or wherever and whenever is convenient, indeed anywhere you have access to a computer or your phone.
I have done sessions with people from their sofa, whilst away on holiday, from their office during their break at work, or even whilst sat in a park.
What are the benefits of online therapy?
There may be plenty of reasons in-person therapy session may not be practical or even possible. Whether due to distance, physical disability, or being unable to leave your home through phobias, OCD or mental health, Online Therapy negates all of these challenges. Help is just a tap of a button away, by phone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Finding time for ourselves can always be a challenge. Especially when having to fit around work, families and all the other parts of our life. Whether a single parent, a busy executive, a full-time carer, or someone who has to regularly travel Online Therapy can be fitted into your schedule at a time and place that is convenient for you, before your commute, after putting kids to bed, during your break, whenever works for you. Finding time for our mental well-being increases our focus, motivation, efficiency and energy levels.
With sessions conducted from the privacy of your own home you don’t need to worry about bumping into someone you know in a waiting room or as you enter or leave. With the added security of online encryption, password protected meeting rooms, virus protection your privacy is protected even further.
- Home comforts.
It can be hard to open up and discuss how we are feeling. The more comfortable and at ease you feel the better all round. So being able to be in your own home, surrounded by your creature comforts could make all the difference, whether in your favourite chair, or snuggled up on your sofa, whatever helps you to relax.
In an ideal world everyone would have access to therapy. However, for many people money can be an issue. Not just the cost of therapy itself, which can be seen as an investment into yourself, but the costs of travel or transport, or perhaps having to choose between time spent earning or on therapy. Online Therapy can be slotted into your day at a time that is convenient and can be done anywhere you have access to a computer or your phone. I have done sessions with people from their own homes, away on holiday, from their office during their break at work, or even whilst sat in a park.
- Social distancing.
Even though COVID restrictions have been eased many people are still uncomfortable meeting people face to face or travelling to new places. Online Therapy takes away any cause for anxiety in this regard so you can still get the help you are seeking.
- Greater insights.
Being in the comfort of your own environment gives you the chance to fully be yourself. It can provide useful insight and clues to help with your therapy. It can also provide a useful spark of inspiration during therapy sessions. With a Solution Focused approach being able to visualise things that would help improve your life can be all the more visceral when you can actually see it in front of you. I have also had clients excitedly jump up to proudly show me something they had done or achieved in between sessions.