For people who have made a habit of going to therapy, moving to another country and having to seek a new counsellor is not exactly the most comfortable thing to do. However, thanks to technology, you can keep seeing the same therapist even if you have to move to a different continent.
Online therapy has become a very popular counselling method, especially for those who can’t go to in-person meetings on a regular basis. Some will say that online therapy is not as effective as face-to-face counselling, but research shows otherwise.
Engaging in online counselling with a therapist specialised in this modern form of therapy can bring tremendous benefits, so let’s explore them to give you a better perspective.
Therapists who provide in-person counselling have to cover various costs, including office rent, commuting and maintenance, which is why the price of a session can sometimes be quite high. Counsellors who conduct online therapy sessions, on the other hand, don’t necessarily need much office space and can communicate with you from their own homes. This results in lower prices and fewer costs for you.
What’s more, you don’t have to worry about transportation either, because as long as you have a device that connects to the internet, you can contact your therapist from anywhere.
Freedom of choice
Online counselling lets you choose a therapist from anywhere on the planet. No matter where you or your therapist are, you don’t need to worry you can’t get to their office.
Are you a UK citizen living in South Africa? That does not mean you need to seek a therapist in your area. You can find English-speaking therapists based in the UK and contact them for scheduling an online therapy session right away. Geographical boundaries are a thing of the past, thanks to technology, so why not leverage it to your best advantage?
Whit traditional therapy, clients sometimes have to plan their entire week based on their weekly visit to the therapist, which is not always pleasant. Online therapy allows patients to schedule sessions at their own convenience, without having to worry about not finding time in their busy schedule.
Early in the morning, during your lunch break or after work, as longs as it fits your therapist’s working hours, you can book a session whenever you need. Moreover, online therapy makes it more convenient to schedule emergency sessions as well. Not feeling well and need someone to talk to? Even if your therapist was available for an in-person meeting now, you’d still spend time driving to their office, but an online emergency session can be scheduled on the spot.
Finding the right online therapist
The main benefit of online therapy is that you can choose a counsellor from anywhere in the world, which means you have a much better chance to find a suites specialist. Assess your needs, then seek out online counsellors who can provide the best treatment to you, without having to worry about geographical boundaries.