Psychologists commonly refer to any therapy delivered by telecommunication tools or devices as telepsychology (also known as web therapy, distance therapy, digital therapy, online therapy or phone therapy). Anytime you’re interacting with a psychologist using a website, a phone or a mobile app, you could be taking part in telepsychology services. Read More
If you choose to do an online consultation, please ensure that you are available on the agreed platform at the time of your appointment and ideally in a private space without disruptions for the duration of the session. When doing psychoeducational assessments, it is not possible to work via telecommunication tools. However, the intake and feedback sessions can be done online. The actual assessment always takes place in person.
Advantages of Online Therapy
- A Good Option for Remote Areas: Online therapy offers access to mental health information to people in rural or remote areas.
- Effectiveness: Reviews of trials conducted over the past 20 years show that guided e-therapy is as effective as conventional face-to-face therapy
- Accessibility for Those With Physical Limitations: Individuals who are unable to leave their home for various reasons, may find online therapy a useful alternative to traditional psychotherapy settings.
- Convenience: Since you will be attending therapy sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can often schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you.
- Social stigma: For those who are uncomfortable with receiving therapy, online counselling allows access to such services in private without having to visit the counselling centre.
- Familiar setting: Potentially feeling more comfortable and enhancing vulnerability and