When I was looking for a therapist for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at efficacy.org.uk a year ago I noticed right away that number therapists offered cognitive behavioural therapy online.
I didn’t really pay much attention to it to be honest as I didn’t think that online sessions would be much useful. I am one of those old school types who believes that personal interaction is always best, at least when comes to therapy.
Well, let’s just say that I was wrong. When the pandemic hit the UK early this year, my therapist right away switched to online only sessions. For me, this was the first time doing online CBT and I found it great in more than one way.
Firstly, I don’t have the impression that cognitive behavioural therapy online is lacking anything from the in-person sessions. I feel that they can get the same help like before, and talking to my therapist is as good as before. Obviously, it is much (MUCH!) more convenient to the sessions from home as the online therapy is also a lot more flexible with hours.
Secondly, not needing to visit the therapist each and every week is saving me quite a good chunk money for the bus.
I mean, if one is already having high-speed Internet which I assume most people at least in the bigger cities and UK have nowadays, why not take full advantage of it? And cognitive behavioural therapy online is one of the things that for me works exceptionally well no doubt! I’d definitely recommend that you check it out if you’re on the look for some type of therapy like CBT.