Online Therapy has become more and more popular over the last number of years as it enables people who may have a full schedule a more flexible time that suits them to attend the session. Numerous studies suggest that online counselling, when combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, can be effective on a variety of clinical issues.
The Benefits of Online Therapy are:
Accessibility – It can overcome barriers that may preclude others from seeking therapy e.g. individuals residing in rural or remote areas where there are no counselling services can benefit from the accessibility of online counselling.
Convenience - Both the therapist and the client have the convenience of corresponding with each other at a range of variant times. This also creates an opportunity for the therapist to extend their services to more clients as appointments can be potentially scheduled over 24 hours and reach a larger geographical region.
Social stigma - Online counselling may also be effective in eliminating social stigma associated with receiving therapy. For those who are uncomfortable with receiving therapy, online counselling allows access to such services in private without having to visit the Therapists office.