Online Therapy is increasingly used for Counselling and research in the field indicates that many clients value it and indeed benefit from it.
Counselling & Psychotherapy via the internet has been around for some time and it continues to evolve at a rapid rate. In particular with Covid19 Social Guidelines it is being accessed more by clients, looking for professional support.
Online counselling/therapy is obviously a different experience to working face to face with a Therapist. However, it should not be just considered a different type of work, but merely a different way of delivering the service of counselling and psychotherapy.
The therapeutic relationship is seen as the critical determining factor for successful therapy and online therapy can prove to be as positive an experience as face to face therapy for all concerned.
Other than current restrictions, online therapy suits some clients, especially those, who, for one reason or another prefer the comfort and privacy of their own homes. In addition, online therapy is by definition, available over a large geographical area which means that clients are offered a wider choice of therapists.