Advantages of Online Psychological Therapy

Connecting with a psychologist online offers numerous benefits. For many people, it offers a flexible and convenient way to access support from the comfort of wherever you are.


10/2/20222 min read

Online therapy offers numerous benefits. For many people, it offers a flexible and convenient way to access support from the comfort of wherever they are.

Emerging research suggests that online-delivered therapy is just as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy with the added benefit of flexibility.

It can be convenient

Online therapy means you don’t have to take additional time out of your day to travel to and from a therapist’s office; neither do you need to worry about traffic or parking. This can save you taking additional time and energy out of your day to attend a therapist’s office.

Easily accessible for rural and remote communities

Accessing therapy for people in rural and remote communities has, for many, become increasingly more difficult. Psychological services in these communities are often few and far between with lengthy waitlists. Telehealth therapy can improve access if you live in rural, regional and remote areas enabling you to get the support you need quickly and effectively.

Comfort and privacy

For many people seeing a therapist from the comfort of their own home can help them feel more comfortable and able to open up.

Online therapy from the comfort of your own home may allow you to feel more relaxed, safe, and in control of your space. Some people have reported that having familiar and comforting surroundings can help them manage difficult emotions that may arise in therapy.

Quick pointers on how to get the most out of online therapy

  • Make you have a private and comfortable space from which to connect. Ensure you are going to be free from interruptions and that other people in your household are not going to be able to overhear your therapy session.

  • Ensure your devices are fully charged and have headphones at the ready with a stable internet connection that won't drop out.

  • Take a little bit of time after the session to transition back to day-to-day life. It can be helpful to ground yourself after a session, whether that’s going for a short walk or using breathing/relaxation exercises to help ground yourself before you go on with your day. In Summary, online therapy offers a flexible, convenient and effective way of obtaining support.

Advantages of Online Psychological Therapy
Advantages of Online Psychological Therapy

Therapy can help support people with life’s curve balls, the hard times and the tough stuff so you don’t have to go it alone. If you’re feeling like you are stuck in a rut, as though you can’t catch a break or maybe that it’s all a bit too much, then we’re here to listen. Book an appointment or reach out today to find out more about how we can help you get back on track.

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