Research into online therapy has shown that it can be just as effective as in-person therapy for treating anxiety and depression, when using methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It is also an effective way of treating emotional difficulties in relationships (e.g. online couples therapy) and for parent consultations.
In addition, online therapy has its own unique advantages, eliminating commuting times and allowing the person to be in their most comfortable and familiar setting during the sessions. Furthermore, it also allows for therapy to take place in a person’s native language, irrespective of where the person is located.
Moreover, the current global pandemic has made maintaining continuity and consistency with in-person therapy challenging. Consequently, online therapy has become all the more valuable, as a socially-distanced and safe method of therapy, which allows clients to start and maintain an effective therapeutic journey, no matter the global circumstances. Please refer to my ‘Covid-19‘ page for more detail relating to my work during these times.