Has gaining control over your mental health been hampered by:
- Busy work schedules
- Being away from home
- Mobility problems
- Travel distance or costs
Have you ever felt you’d be more comfortable taking to a therapist in your own home rather than a consulting room?
Have you ever thought it would be great if there was therapist who could travel with you?
Then welcome to the world of remote therapy.
A world where more and people are finding that they can improve their access to therapy by using tech and apps that they already use every day, wherever they are.
Use the tech and apps you already use every day.
One of the best things about remote therapy is that it can work using the tech and apps you already use every day.
Desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, as long as it’s got a camera, a microphone and internet connection, you’re halfway there. Then you just need to choose your preferred video messaging app, such as Skype, FaceTime or Zoom, to name a few (Skype is our personal favourite) and your good-to-go.
The content of your session is exactly the same as it would be, minus the travel.
Having trouble finding somewhere quiet to talk?
On the move? In a busy office? Crowded house?
CBT has even been evidenced to be effective when done by text – whether through email or messaging apps. Perfect if a quiet corner is hard to come by.
Cut your travel time, not your therapy.
Remote therapy has similar levels of patient satisfaction to face-to-face therapy, and studies have shown that the empathetic relationship between patient and therapist, vital for effective therapy, is not compromised
Studies have also shown that when remote therapy has been used to maintain consistent appointments during challenging circumstances, people feel less anxious, and may even need to contact their therapist less.
Is it for me?
If you feel that time, location or mobility are preventing you from taking control of your health, or you simply feel that you would be comfortable in your own space, then remote therapy could definitely be for you.
No therapy is one-size-fits-all, and every case is different. But remote therapy is generally suitable for most people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.
We would not recommend it for anyone experiencing more severe problems or conditions such as suicidal thoughts, psychosis, anorexia or anyone under the age of 16.
Find out more.
Get in touch to find out if remote therapy could help you take control of your mental health.