Working online means new challenges for therapist and client alike.

Online therapy is relatively new and not yet fully accepted by everyone. When you browse articles on this topic, you generally find that the main issues center around privacy concerns, proposed regulation and the usual chatter from psychotherapists stuck in the Freudian era. However, there are some studies, the most recent in Australia, stating that…

Working hard on core beliefs….

My clients have been doing some serious work lately….leading to a few AHA moments. There have been some exciting times in my practice in the last few weeks. Whether it is with my more traditional face to face clients or the exciting new world of online therapy, the message is the same. Hard work brings…

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…

CBT: The value of homework cannot be understated

One of my clients said to me the other day that she had seen many therapists but no-one like me. While I was still trying to work out whether this was a compliment or not, she clarified this by saying that she has had more contact with me in three months than with others in a…

Our Constant companion : the inner critic

Everyone has an inner critic. Our self-esteem and self-image are developed by how we talk to ourselves. All of us have conscious and unconscious memories of all the times we felt bad or wrong – they are part of the unavoidable scars of childhood. This is where the inner critical voice gets started. We also…

CBT is on the rise as a preferred treatment.

More and more health authorities are using CBT as a preferred treatment for a number of different mental health issues and that number is set to rise. As a therapist who primarily uses CBT techniques as a main approach, I know just how effective they can be. The basic assumption behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is…

Online Therapy: Trust is a key issue

The relationship between a client and their therapist goes a long way to indicating the chances that the therapist can make the difference needed to spawn recovery. Key to that relationship is the chemistry between the two and the subsequent trust that is produced. Anyone who has been in therapy will know that if that…