Now is a good time to consider the online therapy experience and to take counselling by Skype more seriously. The obvious advantage of a relationship with a therapist online is the ease and convenience of reaching out from home, as you work. You can also contact counsellors, outside your area with specialism you require, so you don’t have to travel. And if you want to know what counselling is like, the online counselling experience lets you stay in charge as you contact and get a feel for how they interact. A counsellor, of your own choosing, as you make a commitment that is all about you.
Advantages of online therapy
You can use as many social media or online platforms as you wish. Social distancing has also required therapists to change their methods of practice. Online therapy has changed the way we practice in a more democratic, inclusive way. While face-to-face counselling has many benefits with the feel of human contact, this may be a risk you’re unwilling to take in the immediate future. Although you are still connected to someone’s face and listening to the tone of their voice. It remains a vital experience online.
You may have some valid questions you want to ask your therapist about the way they practice online. Don’t be afraid to make enquiries and ask questions. There are of course both advantages and disadvantages to online counselling. I will try to answer some of those questions from my own perspective and experience, as well as provide some objective points for you to consider.
From my own perspective, as a counsellor in a time of social distancing, I have found online counselling a very positive experience. There are a variety of platforms you can use: such as counselling on Skype, Zoom and even email. And there are certain advantages to online therapy: such as, being open to a more interactive, collaborative style of counselling. Access to online resources improves a client’s independence and self-sufficiency. Online therapy can also enhance how much you are prepared to engage and commit to the process.
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