Monday, 11 February 2019

The Benefits Of Online Couples Counselling

When a couple faces challenges in their relationship and feel they need help, they may decide to attend couples counselling. In recent years online therapy has become more popular and is a viable alternative to seeing a therapist in person and can really help get your relationship back on track.

Online therapy is, essentially the same service as provided in a therapists office but on the internet. In this article, I will look at the benefits of using an online therapist for couples counselling and to help resolve issues in a relationship.


Benefits of an online therapist




Privacy

Firstly, using online therapy through a reputable therapist can provide a high level of privacy and security. You can do it in the comfort of your own home, and no one will see you walking into a therapists office. All sessions are kept confidential in line with the therapist's code of conduct and kept securing on 

Comfort

Attending sessions in an office can be a stressful experience, being in your own environment can help you settle in, and open up quicker, making it easier to get to the bottom of your problems. Many people feel less intimated when talking to someone online than in person too, the lack of face-to-face communication can be a benefit if you are shy or intimidated easily.

You also do not have the added stress of getting to the sessions through traffic. 

Accessibility

Online counselling can happen any time of the day, within reason and can be completed across different time zones. This is very useful if you have a long distance relationship, live in a remote area, or don't want to see a therapist 'on your doorstep.'

Due to the nature of the work most online therapy sessions are super flexible, it is therefore very convenient and easy to attend,  perfect for those that work nights or shifts. 

If you are looking for a specialist in a certain area, for example, financial difficulties, adoption, or bringing up children then online therapy can bring the specialist closer to you.

Affordability 

Online therapy sessions are well priced, which is great for those that have a limited budget. This is often because overheads can be lower, a therapist may not need an expensive high street office. 

You also save on time getting to the therapist's office and having to take time off work, and you know what they say - time is money.

Documentation

Homework and information can be shared online at the touch on a button making everything very accessible too, and online therapy through live chat will give you documentation transcribed immediately. These transcripts can be useful to revisit what was said and to see how the relationship has improved over time.

As you can see there are many benefits of online couples counselling and this can really work whether you have been together 10 months, 10 years or more. Online couples counselling can be very useful to get your relationship back on track and should not be ignored as a therapy option that can really work. 

Let me know, would you try online couples counselling if your relationship was in difficulty?

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9 comments

  1. I think I would prefer online counselling, it sounds more private.

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  2. This is so interesting, I've never heard of online counselling before but I definitely like the idea of it, so much easier and therefore more likely to happen.

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  3. Privacy must be a nice one as I think too many people are ashamed to have counselling even though it's perfectly normal x

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  4. This sounds like a good idea! For couples I imagine it's harder to organise a time for therapy together with different schedules, but doing it online at home would be a great way to find the time.
    Emily from http://emilyunderworld.co.uk x

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  5. Wow not heard of this before, but I am sure this will be food for thought for many, as it is a private process xx

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  6. As someone who has gone through individual counselling, I'm all for couples counselling if you have some issues to resolve x

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  7. I must admit I never thought counselling is something that can be offered online but this has changed my mind.

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  8. I had no idea that online couples counselling was even a thing!

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  9. I've never even knew such a thing existed, but I can really see the benefits.

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