People are switching to remote work and are getting more and more used to communicating with others remotely. This was heavily driven by the COVID pandemic and has motivated the increased demand for remote based therapy. Many have reaped enormous benefits from this and have been able to successfully treat their difficulties. We have therefore taken a bit of a dive into teletherapy and offer thoughts and suggestions as to how it can be best pursued.
Most people are used to engaging in therapy through face to face sessions. Some assume an inherent importance towards discussing personal matters in person. This often stems from the belief that therapy is a relatively unstructured affair in which one mainly talks about their issues and then discovers how and why they developed from for example childhood experiences.
This represents a fundamental misunderstanding of therapy. Many therapy styles have varying emphasis but do follow a grounding and base structure which then promotes principles and ways of working which the therapist follows. Some focus on a detailed understanding of difficulties and then from that understanding looks at ways of systematically improving someone’s mental health problems / personal difficulties.
Other therapies can emphasise understanding the why behind difficulties. From that understanding a client is then hoped to gain an improvement in symptoms- and problems in general. Whereas other therapies can be relatively free in structure in that they focus on the therapeutic relationship and relevant elements within it.
All of the structures underlying therapy explained above are able to be implemented within a remote or also called teletherapy setting. Studies have shown that treatment effectiveness is no different when compared to face to face settings. This research has been conducted since the 1970’s and has consistently shown that phone or video conference based therapy produced comparable treatment results.
Some clients benefit from a remote therapy settings. Socially anxious clients can open up more and find it easier to flow. They worry less about their perceived dangers stemming from in-person settings. Remote therapy can also help with severe mental illnesses such as those that prohibit individuals from leaving their home. Even quite structured styles like cognitive behavioural therapy have yielded very effective outcome results.
Therapy is heavily dependent on how much you invest in the therapy, how good your therapist is and how well you can connect with your professional. Private psychotherapy in London offers many and often more expedient solutions. As London psychotherapy is an unregulated market, it can be hard to know who will be able to help you with your difficulties. Many will not have engaged in suitable training and will be offering ineffective solutions to clients.
This is why we are here. Due to our connections within the therapy world, we are offer to suggest professionals that cover a multitude of needs. Leave the work of finding a suitable therapist for remote therapy or in person with us and we’ll make sure that you will be connected with someone suitable. Click here to be matched.