Online Counselling comes of age

Online Therapy

Online Therapy

People who have worked in face to face therapy for many years have seen a shift in the way people access support particularly young people who are more and more conversant with technology and do a lot of their communicating using text. 

Online therapy is an accessible and quickly responsive resource, which allows for added anonymity and the benefits, which come from taking time to write and using the reflection in writing to start the therapeutic process.

Local Online Therapy provider, Jilly Bentley, offers online counselling and online psychotherapy, the difference here is that at one end of the scale she will work from a life coaching, solution focussed stance and at the other she will work on a longer term basis supporting a client as they work through deeper issues. 

Her therapeutic approach is Humanistic Integrative, which means that she has a core model, which is Person-Centred, and uses a variety of theoretical models to inform her work. She has experience of a wide spectrum of presenting issues from abuse to relationship problems and body image. Also offering supervision to other online therapists.

Online counselling and psychotherapy tend to be lower in cost than face to face as there are fewer overheads. Sessions can be bought singularly or in a package. It is also possible to obtain online support using instant messaging which some service users prefer.

In recent years there has been a big surge in this kind of support and professional bodies are including it and supporting it with the development of an ethical framework.

Jilly Bentley is a qualified and accredited counsellor living along the Jurassic Coast offering online therapy nathionally through her website

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