The Benefits of Online Video Counselling & Psychotherapy
People love to have options. Being able to make a choice, even if just the lesser of two evils, allows us to feel at least somewhat in control and a little less at the mercy of forces we cannot understand. When it comes to mental health issues, a patient should not have to be stuck with one particular therapist only due to a lack of qualified therapists near his or her geographical location.
Even if a therapist is eminently qualified, a patient may require expertise in an area the local therapist is not experienced in. After all, you have to feel completely comfortable with someone if you are going to tell your innermost thoughts and feelings to them. For these reasons, as well as others, more and more people are turning to online video counselling & psychotherapy as an alternative.
Not every person is able to attend weekly counselling sessions in an office environment, for reasons ranging from work to difficulty travelling. Those people who live in rural areas or have adequate transportation may have no way to get to a therapist’s office. Online therapy, on the other hand, can take place in the form of scheduled video conferences at any time, possible to attend from anywhere the internet can be accessed from.
In addition, people who suffer from depression, PTSD, or anxiety disorders, for example, tend to have motivation problems. They may find it difficult to get out of bed on some days, let alone getting in the car and driving to an appointment across town. This is one of the most common reasons why people who need therapy end up not getting the help they need. Being able to get therapy from the comfort of your own home is a big benefit for those people.
Reduce Cost to the NHS
The truth is, people who have mental health disorders sometimes do not get help for one reason or another. Sometimes it is because of the high cost, sometimes it is because they do not believe they need any help, and other people just cannot find the time to find a good therapist close to them. It can be difficult to find the right therapist that you can feel comfortable enough to open up to and it can take some time. Many of us just do not have the time.