| Have you considered seeking professional therapeutic support, but something keeps getting in the way of booking that first appointment? Perhaps you had started seeing a therapist or life coach but couldn't continue the long commute to the office on the other side of town. Life can get really busy, and for many people, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to fit in personal hygiene, let alone personal counselling.
As an alternative to traditional face-to-face therapy, you may have considered accessing counselling via the internet, sometimes known as e-therapy. Great idea! But perhaps you're not quite sure whether starting a journey of self-discovery online would actually be helpful or not? Let's consider some of the pros and cons of therapy provided over the internet, so that you can more easily make this choice for yourself:
A few of the pros (advantages) of online therapy:
Some of the cons (disadvantages) of online therapy may include:
Once making the decision that you might like to explore the therapeutic medium of online therapy, it can be helpful to gather as much information as possible about the practice or organization that you intend to connect with. A key part of therapy is that an individual is able to share private and vulnerable information about their inner worlds, and it can be important to know that this data is being transmitted confidentially, especially through online interactions. When in doubt, ask your therapist how the information you share is being transmitted, shared, or stored so that you have confidence in being able to share your concerns. Many clients have already found e-therapy helpful.. what's holding you back?
If you would like more information about how to access therapy online, feel to message me with any thoughts or questions you may have.
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