Going to counselling doesn’t have to mean sitting in a room and talking face-to-face, online therapy can be just as effective.
Making time and space for yourself among work, family, and life in general can be difficult.
I have lost count of the number of people who put their own needs at the bottom of the pile while dealing with everyone else’s.
This is why online therapy can make such a difference, because it can take place anywhere you feel comfortable.
Three reasons why online therapy is beneficial
1. Talk to a counsellor from the comfort of your own home
Online therapy in a place where you feel at ease can help to reduce any anxiety and apprehension you might have about seeing a counsellor.
Before we get started we’ll have a discovery call over video chat so that we can get to know each other, and so that when we do start your therapy you’re relaxed and know what to expect.
Being at home means you can carve time out of your day for you, without having to travel anywhere.
It also has a dis-inhibiting effect and some people feel they can open up and discuss problems more easily when we are online.
2. Your counsellor can be anywhere in the world, and so can you
Online therapy doesn’t limit you to a specific location and gives you more choice when it comes to finding the right counsellor; finding a therapist that specialises in your particular problems.
You can check their credentials and make sure they are the right fit for your needs. Many offer different types of therapy including hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
I offer Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) which is a combination of all three of these therapies – but faster-acting. It gets into your subconscious brain and can yield results after one session.
Being able to offer online therapy means I can treat people who live anywhere, including Patricia who lives in Australia.
She contacted me asking for help with sleep issue, her general health relating to mood swings and the menopause, after trying other therapies, including acupuncture and conventional medicine.
Patricia said: “Lynda quickly uncovered the underlying cause of my issues, addressed them and helped me to move on from them.
“I now have a much-improved sleep pattern and have been noticing many other changes in my overall well-being. I thoroughly recommend Lynda and RTT.”
3. Online therapy is great for looking after your employees’ wellbeing
Incorporating online therapy sessions into the workplace could be a good way of retaining your workforce.
It’s easy to overlook how your staff are feeling and whether they are stressed, anxious, or have other issues going on outside of work which could be affecting how they do their job.
In 2018, the Health and Well-Being at Work report published by the CIPD, found that 37% of the 1,021 UK organisations surveyed had reported increased stress-related absence over the past year.
The average level of employee absence had also increased from 6.3 to 6.6 days per employee per year.
Offering therapy within the workplace will show that you care about people’s health and wellbeing. It’s an effective way to reduce staff absence and productivity, saving time and money.
If you’re interested in online counselling arrange your free, no-obligation, 20-minute RTT consultation with Lynda. Click here to book.
Lynda can also offer face-to-face counselling in Basingstoke.