What should I choose - Face to Face or online?
A consequence of the pandemic was that it broadened choice about the way to take part in therapy and supervision/consultancy (for example, phone, text, chat rooms, individual and group therapy via online platforms).
Online therapy really works.
I am now working online and providing online therapy and supervision.
Have you thought about online?
>Therapy from your own home or in a space that that suits you
>Secure software offers confidentiality and peace of mind
> No chance that you may be seen entering the venue where therapy takes place
> Therapy at a time, place and pace that suits you
> Some people find it easier to express themselves when the therapist is not physically in the same room
> Access to therapy may be more immediate
> Flexibility to choose the technology you feel is best for you: telephone, email, live chat or webcam
> Body oriented therapy can be done online
> Wider choice of therapist to choose from because you are not limited by geographical locations
I am happy to talk through online therapy. It isn't second best it is equal to face to face therapy and for some people it is better for them.
Things to consider
Are you comfortable using internet technology?
Do you need a practice run with the technology first?
Would you prefer to see your therapist face-to-face?
Do you feel your situation is too complex to discuss via the internet?
Is there a computer terminal that you can use privately without interruption?
What to do if the technology is interrupted part way through a session?
What support do you need from your therapist/supervisor to help you use online?
All these questions can be discussed and answered in our first contact together.
Note, if you are a therapist working online then having a clinical supervisor who works online and is comfortable and confident working on line is important to support you with your own client work online.