Online Therapy

Online therapy information Therapists offering online therapy are not supplying a type of treatment in itself, just describing a way to distribute the services we are offering to our clients over the internet, some counsellors and psychotherapists like myself only offer sound and video, while others also provide chat and email options as well.

What’s the definition of online therapy?

Online therapy, or online counselling, was once considered a new way of delivering the therapeutic experience when talking to a therapist, now it is commonly used by millions of people to find help and support for addressing mental health problems while using modern technology to communicate over the internet. It started many years ago with email and chat programs, normally known as chat-therapy or e-therapy, often using platforms like yahoo messenger msn and Skype to talk to psychologists and counsellors. With the rise of modern internet enabled devices like smart phones computers and tablets, having therapy delivered over the internet became popular by demand, also commonly known as e- counselling, cyber counselling, online-counselling and in the US usually referred to as teletherapy by therapists. No longer was online therapy restricted to email or chat, it grew to include video and voice communications, once again Skype was at the forefront of change. But the world of therapy was slow to catch up, often dismissed by some therapists as not ethical or safe.  Although online therapy has its issues, it was never the less pushed into existence due to the high demand for change, often from clients who wanted to experience therapy online because of the lower cost and convenience.  Skype was the first popular VOIP method to be used, but it was heavily slandered by many therapists, as not being confidential even though at the time it was probably more secure than many other VIOP options and landlines. Skype is still used by many people for therapy, and it is still considered to be very safe and secure option, but now there are a number of choices from video conferencing software like Vsee, Wire and many others that claim to be more secure. In conclusion, online therapy is nothing more than a descriptive heading for any number of possible internet based therapy options, that can use any number of internet enabled devices, combined with any number of available software platforms such as Skype or Vsee Therapy influenced by modern technology As a therapist who has been working online for several years I found that people in the modern technology driven world like the freedom to choose where they receive therapy, not being restricted to a therapist’s physical office means they can chose to have the help and support that they need at home, they can do this anywhere that feels safe and comfortable to them, that could mean sitting parked in the car, in the office at work or hotel, as long as they are able to find a good connection they can have therapy online where ever they are in the world. By giving people the option to find a counselling or psychotherapy service over the Internet, many people have been able to access therapeutic services who would never have been able to do so before it became available via the Internet.  Therapy is also becoming less expensive, by using encrypted communication programs like Skype, wire, Vsee, and other communication software, therapists working online are able to provide online counselling and psychotherapy to a much broader client base, all this without having to pay for office space and employ someone to answer the phone and book appointments. Websites just like this online offering a counselling and psychotherapy service has been growing in popularity for some time, it has given lots of people the freedom to find what they need when they need it, without being restricted to a physical locality. Not everyone agrees Regarding therapists working online, it is worth mentioning that some therapists to this day do not like this way of providing help and support, they think it is not beneficial to the client or that it is not classed as actual therapy and not confidential or secure, it has been argued that treating internet addiction online for instance is actually enhancing the problem not providing a good way of challenging the addiction. In my opinion as a therapist there are obviously some concerns providing therapy online, but I believe the advantages for the clients by far out way the possible problems, I do know from my own experience of running a private therapy practice online,  that providing an internet based therapy service has its issues, I also understand that online therapy is not the same as working with face to face clients, there are some subtle but very important differences.  I had to learn all this from my own trial and error while building up my experience over several years, because when I started providing therapy online there was no one to learn from, being one of the first I had to discover the good and the bad all on my own, I found that in my experience there are aspects of a service like this that are indispensable, by providing therapy over the internet I have enabled people to seek the support they can not find in any other ways, this has allowed people to find the support they need in a way that works for them.   Security Before starting therapy online you need to be comfortable using the technology involved and also have a good understanding how to keep your privacy protected. Using Skype for therapy One way that this is very popular for providing an online therapy service is a program called Skype, using Skype you can use video or just sound and instant messaging to talk online to their therapist, all the communications between a therapist and their clients are encrypted to provide a high degree of confidentiality. Using Vsee for therapy Vsee is a communication software similar to Skype that uses an encrypted and secure communication between therapist and client and is aimed at the therapist and health market and especially for the American markets that need to be hippa compliant. Some people do not like Skype so I offer this option as well as using Skype to provide a more flexible Internet therapy service. Find out more at http://vsee.com/ Using wire for therapy Wire is another encrypted and secure way of communicating that offers full privacy and is available on a number of different operating systems https://wire.com/en/ Telephone Counselling Counselling services have been using the telephone to deliver therapy helping to support people, help and support has been given to people who would otherwise not have been able to receive it, in some cases the only way that disabled people who are house bound or who are unable to travel can talk to a counsellor is via the phone, it gives them access and support they need. People have been using this way of having counselling for many years, even before the internet was available, phone counselling has been shown to be as effective for some people as traditional face to face therapy, it is still used today as much as it ever was, with the added benefits provided with the mobile and smart phone, now people are not restricted with landlines, they can be completely mobile and Skype can also be installed and used on the majority of smart-phones, allowing the use of internet based online counselling. Chat counselling Chat programs can provide a real time interactive experience using a computer or a mobile device using text to talk to a counsellor directly. Chat programs tend to have more complex confidentiality concerns and there are some issues with knowing who you are talking to without any kind of visual or voice interaction but people still request it and some therapists still provide online counselling with this method. This service only provides chat via secure apps, the therapist does not respond with chat or text but uses voice only to respond, so the client can chat via the app but the therapist will respond using voice chat.

More choices with online therapy

The access to online therapeutic services over the Internet is not limited to any city or country and is available via computer or smart phone worldwide, as long as the connection can support it.   There is normally much more choice regarding the available times and the number of days that the service is available to you, so if you work long hours a Sunday morning is maybe better for you than a Monday night, so there is usually more flexibility and choice using an online therapy service, depending on your time zone. Having a video therapy session can really help some people connect in a way that feels almost like being there in person, the visual interaction can help people realise the similarity to face to face therapy sessions and although not its not the same, it is a much better option than just using sound for some people when they are experiencing online psychotherapy and counselling. Not using the video therapy session option and Just using sound only as a therapy is a bit like like closing your eyes, for some it is a better way to connect with their own thoughts, less distractions from visual stimuli and more time in an inner world, close your eyes and shut out the external world while paying more attention to your inner world. That is why I offer sound only as well as video, using video when experiencing therapy really helps some people feel comfortable and connected, but it can feel intrusive to some, with sound only it can help some people feel more as ease, there is no need  to dress up and impress or project the image you think I want to see, instead you can feel less judged and more in tune with what is actually important. A lot of people find that using the sound only option when talking online very helpful, the main advantage that remaining hidden from the online therapist gives you, is that it can allow you to feel more secure within yourself, it can help make the therapy experience feel less stressful and allow you to talk openly about personal issues, this then becomes more about you and your needs, it is not about how embarrassed or anxious you feel in front of a camera talking about your thoughts feelings and life experiences. Feeling more relaxed by not using web cam may help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, the benefits of feeling less stressed and anxious having therapy are often experienced immediately and eventually could help you to make the changes you need in your life on your terms. Online therapy appointments compared to off-line

The similarities

A therapist working online or off-line will offer similar options in regards to the number of sessions per week and the length of the therapy session, In general a number of sessions are usually offered at seven day intervals, this is largely accepted worldwide as an appropriate time interval that allows a good working balance for both the therapist and the client, sometimes more sessions are needed for more acute short term support, at the other end of the spectrum some people may only need one session every two weeks or even one or two per month. Each session will normally last between fifty or sixty minutes, but some sessions can last for up to ninety minutes, the longer time frame is very dependent on the situation and is not normally used as standard, but the extra-long session can be beneficial with complex cases where the client feels they need more time to express or think over the emotions and beliefs involved. Advantages and disadvantages of online therapy

Some of the advantages 

You can stay hidden from view while in therapy. There is no need to travel to see the therapist when you can use the Internet for counselling. Flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends. Talk from home and feel more relaxed in your own environment. Physical disability is not an issue finding therapy. (No steps or lifts or travelling to and from) There is more choice regarding what online therapist you can use. It can be less embarrassing talking about some personal issues. You can keep your privacy by staying anonymous. You can talk via phone or PC with Skype to talk to a counsellor. Connect from work or any place you have a connection. No one need know you are seeing a therapist with Skype. It’s physically safer for you. Some of the disadvantages    Online therapy is not always suitable for serious mental health issues such as bipolar and schizophrenia without local clinical support. You need to feel confident using a computer. You need to understand how to keep your computer secure. As with any technology it is possible that hardware can fail or go wrong leaving you unable to communicate. If you make recordings of the session you “must” encrypt it, if your PC is stolen all data on your hard drive can be looked at and used unless it’s encrypted. It is not safe for people who are feeling suicidal or in crisis without more information and backup available. Qualifications do not mean that much online as different countries have differing requirements so you need to ask more questions. There can be issues with some slow connections in some parts of the world and it is not always possible to use video if the connection is slow.
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Online Therapy

Online therapy information Therapists offering online therapy are not supplying a type of treatment in itself, just describing a way to distribute the services we are offering to our clients over the internet, some counsellors and psychotherapists like myself only offer sound and video, while others also provide chat and email options as well.

What’s the definition of online therapy?

Online therapy, or online counselling, was once considered a new way of delivering the therapeutic experience when talking to a therapist, now it is commonly used by millions of people to find help and support for addressing mental health problems while using modern technology to communicate over the internet. It started many years ago with email and chat programs, normally known as chat-therapy or e-therapy, often using platforms like yahoo messenger msn and Skype to talk to psychologists and counsellors. With the rise of modern internet enabled devices like smart phones computers and tablets, having therapy delivered over the internet became popular by demand, also commonly known as e- counselling, cyber counselling, online- counselling and in the US usually referred to as teletherapy by therapists. No longer was online therapy restricted to email or chat, it grew to include video and voice communications, once again Skype was at the forefront of change. But the world of therapy was slow to catch up, often dismissed by some therapists as not ethical or safe.  Although online therapy has its issues, it was never the less pushed into existence due to the high demand for change, often from clients who wanted to experience therapy online because of the lower cost and convenience.  Skype was the first popular VOIP method to be used, but it was heavily slandered by many therapists, as not being confidential even though at the time it was probably more secure than many other VIOP options and landlines. Skype is still used by many people for therapy, and it is still considered to be very safe and secure option, but now there are a number of choices from video conferencing software like Vsee, Wire and many others that claim to be more secure. Therapy influenced by modern technology As a therapist who has been working online for several years I found that people in the modern technology driven world like the freedom to choose where they receive therapy, not being restricted to a therapist’s physical office means they can chose to have the help and support that they need at home, they can do this anywhere that feels safe and comfortable to them, that could mean sitting parked in the car, in the office at work or hotel, as long as they are able to find a good connection they can have therapy online where ever they are in the world. By giving people the option to find a counselling or psychotherapy service over the Internet, many people have been able to access therapeutic services who would never have been able to do so before it became available via the Internet.  Therapy is also becoming less expensive, by using encrypted communication programs like Skype, wire, Vsee, and other communication software, therapists working online are able to provide online counselling and psychotherapy to a much broader client base, all this without having to pay for office space and employ someone to answer the phone and book appointments. Websites just like this online offering a counselling and psychotherapy service  has been growing in popularity for some time, it has given lots of people the freedom to find what they need when they need it, without being restricted to a physical locality. Not everyone agrees Regarding therapists working online, it is worth mentioning that some therapists to this day do not like this way of providing help and support, they think it is not beneficial to the client or that it is not classed as actual therapy and not confidential or secure, it has been argued that treating internet addiction online for instance is actually enhancing the problem not providing a good way of challenging the addiction. In my opinion as a therapist there are obviously some concerns providing therapy online, but I believe the advantages for the clients by far out way the possible problems, I do know from my own experience of running a private therapy practice online,  that providing an internet based therapy service has its issues, I also understand that online therapy is not the same as working with face to face clients, there are some subtle but very important differences.  I had to learn all this from my own trial and error while building up my experience over several years, because when I started providing therapy online there was no one to learn from, being one of the first I had to discover the good and the bad all on my own, I found that in my experience there are aspects of a service like this that are indispensable, by providing therapy over the internet I have enabled people to seek the support they can not find in any other ways, this has allowed people to find the support they need in a way that works for them.   Security Before starting therapy online you need to be comfortable using the technology involved and also have a good understanding how to keep your privacy protected. Using Skype for therapy One way that this is very popular for providing an online therapy service is a program called Skype, using Skype you can use video or just sound and instant messaging to talk online to their therapist, all the communications between a therapist and their clients are encrypted to provide a high degree of confidentiality. Using Vsee for therapy Vsee is a communication software similar to Skype that uses an encrypted and secure communication between therapist and client and is aimed at the therapist and health market and especially for the American markets that need to be hippa compliant. Some people do not like Skype so I offer this option as well as using Skype to provide a more flexible Internet therapy service. Find out more at http://vsee.com/ Using wire for therapy Wire is another encrypted and secure way of communicating that offers full privacy and is available on a number of different operating systems https://wire.com/en/ Telephone Counselling Counselling services have been using the telephone to deliver therapy helping to support people, help and support has been given to people who would otherwise not have been able to receive it, in some cases the only way that disabled people who are house bound or who are unable to travel can talk to a counsellor is via the phone, it gives them access and support they need. People have been using this way of having counselling for many years, even before the internet was available, phone counselling has been shown to be as effective for some people as traditional face to face therapy, it is still used today as much as it ever was, with the added benefits provided with the mobile and smart phone, now people are not restricted with landlines, they can be completely mobile and Skype can also be installed and used on the majority of smart-phones, allowing the use of internet based online counselling. Chat counselling Chat programs can provide a real time interactive experience using a computer or a mobile device using text to talk to a counsellor directly. Chat programs tend to have more complex confidentiality concerns and there are some issues with knowing who you are talking to without any kind of visual or voice interaction but people still request it and some therapists still provide online counselling with this method. This service only provides chat via secure apps, the therapist does not respond with chat or text but uses voice only to respond, so the client can chat via the app but the therapist will respond using voice chat. More choices with online therapy The access to online therapeutic services over the Internet is not limited to any city or country and is available via computer or smart phone worldwide, as long as the connection can support it.   There is normally much more choice regarding the available times and the number of days that the service is available to you, so if you work long hours a Sunday morning is maybe better for you than a Monday night, so there is more flexibility and choice using an online therapy service. Having a video therapy session can really help some people connect in a way that feels almost like being there in person, the visual interaction can help people realise the similarity to face to face therapy sessions and although not its not the same, it is a much better option than just using sound for some people when they are experiencing online psychotherapy and counselling. Not using the video therapy session option and Just using sound only as a therapy is a bit like like closing your eyes, for some it is a better way to connect with their own thoughts, less distractions from visual stimuli and more time in an inner world, close your eyes and shut out the external world while paying more attention to your inner world. That is why I offer sound only as well as video, using video when experiencing therapy really helps some people feel comfortable and connected, but it can feel intrusive to some, with sound only it can help some people feel more as ease, there is no need  to dress up and impress or project the image you think I want to see, instead you can feel less judged and more in tune with what is actually important. A lot of people find that using the sound only option when talking online very helpful, the main advantage that remaining hidden from the online therapist gives you, is that it can allow you to feel more secure within yourself, it can help make the therapy experience feel less stressful and allow you to talk openly about personal issues, this then becomes more about you and your needs, it is not about how embarrassed or anxious you feel in front of a camera talking about your thoughts feelings and life experiences. Feeling more relaxed by not using web cam may help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, the benefits of feeling less stressed and anxious having therapy are often experienced immediately and eventually could help you to make the changes you need in your life on your terms. Online therapy appointments compared to off-line

The similarities 

A therapist working online or off-line will offer similar options in regards to the number of sessions per week and the length of the therapy session, In general a number of sessions are usually offered at seven day intervals, this is largely accepted worldwide as an appropriate time interval that allows a good working balance for both the therapist and the client, sometimes more sessions are needed for more acute short term support, at the other end of the spectrum some people may only need one session every two weeks or even one or two per month. Each session will normally last between fifty or sixty minutes, but some sessions can last for up to ninety minutes, the longer time frame is very dependent on the situation and is not normally used as standard, but the extra- long session can be beneficial with complex cases where the client feels they need more time to express or think over the emotions and beliefs involved. Advantages and disadvantages of online therapy Some of the advantages  You can stay hidden from view while in therapy. There is no need to travel to see the therapist when you can use the Internet for counselling. Flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends. Talk from home and feel more relaxed in your own environment. Physical disability is not an issue finding therapy. (No steps or lifts or travelling to and from) There is more choice regarding what online therapist you can use. It can be less embarrassing talking about some personal issues. You can keep your privacy by staying anonymous. You can talk via phone or PC with Skype to talk to a counsellor. Connect from work or any place you have a connection. No one need know you are seeing a therapist with Skype. It’s physically safer for you. Some of the disadvantages    Online therapy is not always suitable for serious mental health issues such as bipolar and schizophrenia without local clinical support. You need to feel confident using a computer. You need to understand how to keep your computer secure. As with any technology it is possible that hardware can fail or go wrong leaving you unable to communicate. If you make recordings of the session you “must” encrypt it, if your PC is stolen all data on your hard drive can be looked at and used unless it’s encrypted. It is not safe for people who are feeling suicidal or in crisis without more information and backup available. Qualifications do not mean that much online as different countries have differing requirements so you need to ask more questions. There can be issues with some slow connections in some parts of the world and it is not always possible to use video if the connection is slow.
All copyrights reserved. Online Therapy Services

Online Therapy

Online therapy information Therapists offering online therapy are not supplying a type of treatment in itself, just describing a way to distribute the services we are offering to our clients over the internet, some counsellors and psychotherapists like myself only offer sound and video, while others also provide chat and email options as well.

What’s the definition of online

therapy?

Online therapy, or online counselling, was once considered a new way of delivering the therapeutic experience when talking to a therapist, now it is commonly used by millions of people to find help and support for addressing mental health problems while using modern technology to communicate over the internet. It started many years ago with email and chat programs, normally known as chat-therapy or e- therapy, often using platforms like yahoo messenger msn and Skype to talk to psychologists and counsellors. With the rise of modern internet enabled devices like smart phones computers and tablets, having therapy delivered over the internet became popular by demand, also commonly known as e- counselling, cyber counselling, online-counselling and in the US usually referred to as teletherapy by therapists. No longer was online therapy restricted to email or chat, it grew to include video and voice communications, once again Skype was at the forefront of change. But the world of therapy was slow to catch up, often dismissed by some therapists as not ethical or safe.  Although online therapy has its issues, it was never the less pushed into existence due to the high demand for change, often from clients who wanted to experience therapy online because of the lower cost and convenience.  Skype was the first popular VOIP method to be used, but it was heavily slandered by many therapists, as not being confidential even though at the time it was probably more secure than many other VIOP options and landlines. Skype is still used by many people for therapy, and it is still considered to be very safe and secure option, but now there are a number of choices from video conferencing software like Vsee, Wire and many others that claim to be more secure. Therapy influenced by modern technology As a therapist who has been working online for several years I found that people in the modern technology driven world like the freedom to choose where they receive therapy, not being restricted to a therapist’s physical office means they can chose to have the help and support that they need at home, they can do this anywhere that feels safe and comfortable to them, that could mean sitting parked in the car, in the office at work or hotel, as long as they are able to find a good connection they can have therapy online where ever they are in the world. By giving people the option to find a counselling or psychotherapy service over the Internet, many people have been able to access therapeutic services who would never have been able to do so before it became available via the Internet.  Therapy is also becoming less expensive, by using encrypted communication programs like Skype, wire, Vsee, and other communication software, therapists working online are able to provide online counselling and psychotherapy to a much broader client base, all this without having to pay for office space and employ someone to answer the phone and book appointments. Websites just like this online offering a counselling and psychotherapy service has been growing in popularity for some time, it has given lots of people the freedom to find what they need when they need it, without being restricted to a physical locality. Not everyone agrees Regarding therapists working online, it is worth mentioning that some therapists to this day do not like this way of providing help and support, they think it is not beneficial to the client or that it is not classed as actual therapy and not confidential or secure, it has been argued that treating internet addiction online for instance is actually enhancing the problem not providing a good way of challenging the addiction. In my opinion as a therapist there are obviously some concerns providing therapy online, but I believe the advantages for the clients by far out way the possible problems, I do know from my own experience of running a private therapy practice online,  that providing an internet based therapy service has its issues, I also understand that online therapy is not the same as working with face to face clients, there are some subtle but very important differences.  I had to learn all this from my own trial and error while building up my experience over several years, because when I started providing therapy online there was no one to learn from, being one of the first I had to discover the good and the bad all on my own, I found that in my experience there are aspects of a service like this that are indispensable, by providing therapy over the internet I have enabled people to seek the support they can not find in any other ways, this has allowed people to find the support they need in a way that works for them.   Security Before starting therapy online you need to be comfortable using the technology involved and also have a good understanding how to keep your privacy protected. Using Skype for therapy One way that this is very popular for providing an online therapy service is a program called Skype, using Skype you can use video or just sound and instant messaging to talk online to their therapist, all the communications between a therapist and their clients are encrypted to provide a high degree of confidentiality. Using Vsee for therapy Vsee is a communication software similar to Skype that uses an encrypted and secure communication between therapist and client and is aimed at the therapist and health market and especially for the American markets that need to be hippa compliant. Some people do not like Skype so I offer this option as well as using Skype to provide a more flexible Internet therapy service. Find out more at http://vsee.com/ Using wire for therapy Wire is another encrypted and secure way of communicating that offers full privacy and is available on a number of different operating systems https://wire.com/en/ Telephone Counselling Counselling services have been using the telephone to deliver therapy helping to support people, help and support has been given to people who would otherwise not have been able to receive it, in some cases the only way that disabled people who are house bound or who are unable to travel can talk to a counsellor is via the phone, it gives them access and support they need. People have been using this way of having counselling for many years, even before the internet was available, phone counselling has been shown to be as effective for some people as traditional face to face therapy, it is still used today as much as it ever was, with the added benefits provided with the mobile and smart phone, now people are not restricted with landlines, they can be completely mobile and Skype can also be installed and used on the majority of smart-phones, allowing the use of internet based online counselling. Chat counselling Chat programs can provide a real time interactive experience using a computer or a mobile device using text to talk to a counsellor directly. Chat programs tend to have more complex confidentiality concerns and there are some issues with knowing who you are talking to without any kind of visual or voice interaction but people still request it and some therapists still provide online counselling with this method. This service only provides chat via secure apps, the therapist does not respond with chat or text but uses voice only to respond, so the client can chat via the app but the therapist will respond using voice chat. More choices with online therapy The access to online therapeutic services over the Internet is not limited to any city or country and is available via computer or smart phone worldwide, as long as the connection can support it.   There is normally much more choice regarding the available times and the number of days that the service is available to you, so if you work long hours a Sunday morning is maybe better for you than a Monday night, so there is more flexibility and choice using an online therapy service. Having a video therapy session can really help some people connect in a way that feels almost like being there in person, the visual interaction can help people realise the similarity to face to face therapy sessions and although not its not the same, it is a much better option than just using sound for some people when they are experiencing online psychotherapy and counselling. Not using the video therapy session option and Just using sound only as a therapy is a bit like like closing your eyes, for some it is a better way to connect with their own thoughts, less distractions from visual stimuli and more time in an inner world, close your eyes and shut out the external world while paying more attention to your inner world. That is why I offer sound only as well as video, using video when experiencing therapy really helps some people feel comfortable and connected, but it can feel intrusive to some, with sound only it can help some people feel more as ease, there is no need  to dress up and impress or project the image you think I want to see, instead you can feel less judged and more in tune with what is actually important. A lot of people find that using the sound only option when talking online very helpful, the main advantage that remaining hidden from the online therapist gives you, is that it can allow you to feel more secure within yourself, it can help make the therapy experience feel less stressful and allow you to talk openly about personal issues, this then becomes more about you and your needs, it is not about how embarrassed or anxious you feel in front of a camera talking about your thoughts feelings and life experiences. Feeling more relaxed by not using web cam may help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, the benefits of feeling less stressed and anxious having therapy are often experienced immediately and eventually could help you to make the changes you need in your life on your terms. Online therapy appointments compared to off-line

The similarities

A therapist working online or off-line will offer similar options in regards to the number of sessions per week and the length of the therapy session, In general a number of sessions are usually offered at seven day intervals, this is largely accepted worldwide as an appropriate time interval that allows a good working balance for both the therapist and the client, sometimes more sessions are needed for more acute short term support, at the other end of the spectrum some people may only need one session every two weeks or even one or two per month. Each session will normally last between fifty or sixty minutes, but some sessions can last for up to ninety minutes, the longer time frame is very dependent on the situation and is not normally used as standard, but the extra-long session can be beneficial with complex cases where the client feels they need more time to express or think over the emotions and beliefs involved. Advantages and disadvantages of online therapy

Some of the advantages 

You can stay hidden from view while in therapy. There is no need to travel to see the therapist when you can use the Internet for counselling. Flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends. Talk from home and feel more relaxed in your own environment. Physical disability is not an issue finding therapy. (No steps or lifts or travelling to and from) There is more choice regarding what online therapist you can use. It can be less embarrassing talking about some personal issues. You can keep your privacy by staying anonymous. You can talk via phone or PC with Skype to talk to a counsellor. Connect from work or any place you have a connection. No one need know you are seeing a therapist with Skype. It’s physically safer for you. Some of the disadvantages    Online therapy is not always suitable for serious mental health issues such as bipolar and schizophrenia without local clinical support. You need to feel confident using a computer. You need to understand how to keep your computer secure. As with any technology it is possible that hardware can fail or go wrong leaving you unable to communicate. If you make recordings of the session you “must” encrypt it, if your PC is stolen all data on your hard drive can be looked at and used unless it’s encrypted. It is not safe for people who are feeling suicidal or in crisis without more information and backup available. Qualifications do not mean that much online as different countries have differing requirements so you need to ask more questions. There can be issues with some slow connections in some parts of the world and it is not always possible to use video if the connection is slow.
All copyrights reserved. Online Therapy Services