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5 Reasons Why Online Counselling Might Be for You

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Online counselling is sometimes considered second rate service compared to traditional counselling. Yet, online counselling has a lot of benefits.

Face-to-face counselling can be overwhelming for some people, especially when concerning anxiety or phobia. Face-to-face counselling can also be hard to access for those who live remote, or for people who live with physical limitations.

As technology gets better and better, online counselling gets more popular. In this blog, I share five reasons why online counselling might be for you.

1. It’s accessible for everyone

You can access online counselling anywhere. Wherever you are, as long as there’s WI-FI access, you can jump online and have a session. This is particularly helpful for people who live remotely and may not have access to face-to-face clinics.

The flexibility of online counselling also suits people who are:

  • Afraid to leave the house or anxious

  • Unable to leave the house due to illness

  • Travellers

  • Parents who cannot leave their child

  • Living remotely

2. You have a larger choice of counsellors

Found the perfect counsellor but they’re on the other side of the world?

Online counselling means distance is no issue!

Especially if you live in a foreign country and you'd like to talk to a therapist who speaks your language. You also have a wider choice among counsellors who specialises in the issues you’re facing, no matter where they are.

3. It can be as effective as face-to-face counselling

Online counselling works particularly well for anxiety and stress issues. Often clients are worried about online counselling because they think their counsellor will miss certain cues conveyed through body language, which will affect its effectiveness.

The truth is, online counsellors are trained to overcome this obstacle and get clear hints of your body language through the screen.

Your counsellor will also get more of an idea of who you are by how you feel in your home. This helps your counsellor understand you in ways that wouldn’t be possible in a face-to-face session.

4. Online counselling can be immediately available

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