I want to continue my therapy but time is limited. Would online counselling be as effective?
Online counselling is getting popular as people who have not access to counsellor clinics can benefit from the accessibility of online counselling. It also provides great convenience to those who are unable to leave their homes for variety of reasons. Teenagers and youth are more comfortable with technology and using the internet, keeping their face to face inhibitions at bay.
Once a diagnosis is established, online therapy can take away the hassle of scheduling & setting appointments and travelling more common in traditional settings. Thereby giving more time for counselling to both – therapist and the patient.
Many times we restrict ourselves to visiting clinics due to social phobias and stigmas associated with mental health and such clinics. Patients do not have face fellow patients, the staff or any other person who walks in and out of the clinic.
Maintaining a written record allows the patient to assess, review any changes and progress themselves and in an objective manner.
Many individuals are more comfortable and clear in penning down their thoughts than in verbal communication. This allows them to have a free flow of outlet and therapist can pick cues from there.
An online session is more focused, as it is devoid of distractions. The counsellor having known you in person initially can now focus on exact problem and cure without having to spend time on protocols or social niceties.
It is only a matter of time before online counselling gains momentum. Delhi and Gurgaon are connected to the best of psychotherapists offering a range of online counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals. The first step is to give it a try, you can always go back to traditional, in person counselling in between or as required.
Author: Vibhuti Chhibber