13 Mar BBC Radio Interview: Online therapy – counselling accessibility for all
Have you been thinking about going for counselling but the thought of seeing a therapist face-to-face just feels too daunting? Perhaps you are disabled or are physically too unwell; possibly you are crippled by a social anxiety which traps you in your home and yet you long for support? The thought of finding a new place, trying to park, not sure what to expect when you get there and who might see you makes it all too much of a mountain to climb.
Undeservedly, you may feel too ashamed to seek help, as if it is somehow weak and so the thought of exposing yourself and walking into a therapy room is just a step too far. It’s also possible that you would like to see a counsellor but you are just far too busy, juggling a career, managing a home and children, with just too few hours in the day to put aside for something that may feel challenging to prioritise.
If any of this rings true for you then you might be interested to know that there are many other ways to access therapy from the security and comfort of your own surroundings – online counselling is as useful and helpful in many ways as meeting your psychotherapist in person.
My accompanying interview on BBC Radio Nottingham conducted by Mark Dennison explains further how you can Skype, email, telephone and message a therapist and gain the therapeutic support that all deserve to be able to access. If there is anything else you would like to know about how it can work for you, then please feel free to contact me