As a qualified and experienced online therapist, I’ve had the privilege of working with people from all over the world.
My online experience has allowed a smooth transition for me and my clients in the last year, as we’ve been able to continue working together in spite of Covid-19.
I offer online therapy on a few different platforms, including FaceTime, VSee and Zoom. I also work with clients over the phone.
Online therapy v. face to face
Although, some people prefer to be in the room with their therapist, online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy.
A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders found that online therapy is, "effective, acceptable and practical health care." The study found that online therapy was equally as effective as face-to-face therapy for major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder.
Working online and on the phone makes therapy so much more accessible, for example if you live in a rural area, don’t have transport or have impaired mobility.