In recent years online therapy has grown rapidly in popularity. It appeals to those looking for therapy without the inconvenience of having to physically travel to a counsellor or therapist. Online counselling may offer more flexibility in this way. It also may offer shorter waiting times to speak to a qualified therapist. This makes it easier for you to find support when you need it. What also has attracted people to online therapy work is the feeling of anonymity they feel by communicating through screens.
For some it feels more comfortable opening up and discussing sensitive issues through the buffer provided by a screen. For others who feel particularly nervous or anxious during face-to-face counselling sessions online therapy offers alternative support. Those experiencing social phobias or agoraphobia for example may also find online counselling more accessible. The same is true if you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks. As with face to face therapy what is important is that you make sure to find the therapy that works best for you.