Online Therapy making advances.

“Does Online Depression Treatment Work? Numerous medical studies show that, for many, depression treatment can be effectively delivered online.” (everyday health.com)

“Researchers at the University of New South Wales and St. Vincent’s Hospital in New Zealand found that online treatment was as effective as face-to-face therapy for such mental illnesses as anxiety, social phobias and depression” (science alert.com)

“It provides a means of accessing clients who might otherwise not get help, such as those with special needs, the handicapped, deaf, non-ambulatory, agoraphobics, ambivalent or pre-contemplative clients, low income patients without means of transportation, clients with hectic lives, those who need daily follow-on contact, or those where distance prohibits regular clinical contact. It offers help to those needing an instant response when no resources would otherwise be available to them”. (Recovery Today.com)

I have now been offering online therapy and counseling as a supplement to face to face therapy for nearly a year. This was a big decision for me as I had my thoughts about the delivery of counseling services online and how effective it could be when compared to “traditional” ways of delivering therapy. My impressions are similar to the ones cited above. That online therapy will play a bigger and bigger role in the delivery of counseling services in the future.

If you would like to know more about how online therapy could help you, please contact me for more details.

Dr. Nicholas Jenner is a Counseling psychologist in private practice working with individuals, couples, groups and companies. Apart from seeing clients face-to-face, Dr Jenner also runs a thriving online therapy business bringing help to those who are housebound or located in rural locations where therapy is difficult to find. For more information , follow the link to his website HERE

Want to know more about Dr Nicholas Jenner? Check out what his clients say….HERE

  2 comments for “Online Therapy making advances.

  1. Fizzy
    June 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I agree, when I was fully bedroom bound with agoraphobia, my psychologist came and did sessions in my bedroom with me- which gained zero results. I then tried online counseling/mindfulness training via Skype and that is what got me out of my bedroom, it worked brilliantly!! (until I ran out of funds) I would definitely recommend this kind of therapy

    • June 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Thanks for the comment….great to hear that you had good experience with this.

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