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.
When you start with a new therapist there is typically an initial consultation before you begin. This provides time to ask questions and raise any concerns you may have. Your therapist might ask what you hope to get out of therapy or why you are looking to talk to a counsellor. If you are happy to continue then sessions that fit seamlessly into your schedule are arranged. As with face to face therapy these are usually weekly but without the need to block out time to physically visit.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
There is no pointless navel-gazing involved in working with Nick – his approach is unfailingly kind but also challenging, and there is never a wasted moment. If he picks you up on a detail you previously thought was insignificant or asks a question that seems obscure (and he will), trust him and go with it. All will become clear!
I have been seeing Nick for over a year, and in this short time period he has managed to change my life completely, and I will forever be grateful for that.
Always calm and confident, Nick walked me through each challenge and difficulty, throughout a mutual discussion and endless patience. In addition to being a knowledgeable and insightful professional, Nick’s kindness and sincere empathy makes him a wonderful therapist. I feel privileged to have met Nick, and I can’t imagine going through this process with anyone else. Thank you Nick
Finding someone you connect with and who quickly understands your issues can be a daunting task, but Nick helped me realise that I didn’t need feel overwhelmed by all the plates I was spinning and we have since been working together to help rebuild my confidence and fully engage with and appreciate life again.
If you are looking for psychological freedom from your troubles and to live a happier, joyful life, then I would highly recommend HTP, and suggest you get in touch Nick when you finish reading this. I think he’ll give you a free first consultation, so what’s there to lose.
I started sessions with Nick to overcome a number of emotional issues that left me completely overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. I found the sessions instantly helpful, simply knowing that Nick was listening to me, understanding my difficulties and offering care and attention. Through the sessions, I was able to view my problems and my life in a completely different light. This has helped in ways I never thought possible
The initial discomfort of feeling the need to seek help soon ebbed away as Nick’s open , non-formulaic and inspiring approach first challenged me to reconsider my view of myself but also , the world around me. I found our sessions frequently to be both a source of thought provoking insight and a focal point to a more reasoned and energised future. I now truly appreciate the time I spent with Nick and consider him to be the significant inspiration to my ongoing well being. Thank you , Nick!