As a qualified and experienced online therapist, I’ve had the privilege of working with people from all over the world.
I offer online therapy on a few different platforms, including FaceTime, VSee and Zoom.
My experience allowed for a smooth transition for me and my clients, as we’ve been able to continue working together in spite of Covid-19. I had hoped to go back to seeing people face-to-face this Summer but I've chosen to continue to work solely online for now.
Once the pandemic is more under control, I will offer in-person sessions again in Dorset in the UK, where I live. However, I will always offer online therapy too. Distance shouldn't be a barrier to therapy.
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.