Why would you waste your time travelling to a counselling session when you can do it from the comfort of your home, car or office…?
Benefits of Online Counselling
Online counselling has been proven to be just as effective as face-to-face counselling. If you have been wanting to start therapy but feel overwhelmed by the process of finding a local counsellor, travelling to the clinic, and not knowing anything about the counsellor or what the process looks like, then online counselling might be the perfect alternative for you. There are many major benefits to seeking online counselling and that is what this article will cover. Online counselling sessions are typically hosted through a Zoom call or via a phone call. In this article, I will reveal why online counselling is underrated and detail the 7 important benefits of taking your therapy sessions online.
The first benefit of online counselling is guaranteed privacy, you can decide where you take the counselling session, you could sit on your favourite couch or chair, find a comfortable spot outside while you sip on a coffee, or you can find a quiet spot where you feel comfortable and safe. Regardless of where you decide to take the Zoom call or phone call, you have control over the environment that you want to be in. You do not have to worry about bumping into someone you know while waiting to see your counsellor and you don’t have to worry about the clinical setting that a lot of counselling practices have developed.
The second benefit is more flexibility, through Meta Minds Therapy we offer after-hours counselling sessions, typically, most counsellors only work from 9 – 5 so clients do not have much flexibility over when they can book a counselling session. Due to the nature of online counselling, you can take a phone call at work, in your car, at a local park or after hours, and you have control over when the counselling session will commence.
The third benefit of online counselling is more accessibility, this means that if you live in a rural area, do not have access to transport, have recently acquired an injury or have other physical limitations then you can still book an online counselling session and receive the support that you deserve.
Another benefit of online counselling is the greater variety of available counsellors, this means that you can connect with a counsellor that has a specific specialty that you require, they have similar interests to you or have a unique approach that a local counsellor might not offer. Dan from Meta Minds Therapy is an award-winning content creator and podcast host, if you are creative then connecting with Dan can give you a unique counselling experience that other counsellors might not be able to offer you.
The fifth benefit of online counselling is increased comfort, this allows you to have control over where you take the phone call/video call, you can get dressed in your most comfortable clothes, relax on your favourite couch or even have a coffee on your deck. Maybe you have a favourite spot in your house or you want the flexibility of having your session while driving or you want to go to your local park to sit with nature, you can choose where you want to take your session.
The sixth benefit of online counselling is no travelling is required, you can take the counselling session at home or work, and will not be required to find the counselling location, find a car park or public transport route and take the extra time out of your day to get yourself to the clinic.
The final benefit of online counselling is that it can be more affordable, due to fewer overheads and staff costs, online counselling can be a lot more affordable than face-to-face counselling.