How do you choose an online therapist?

With all the recent hype surrounding the role of technology in healthcare and mental health, it’s no surprise that many people are looking to online therapy as a way to support them with their challenges such as stress and anxiety. But how do you choose an online therapist? For four tips on choosing an online therapy provider, read on.

1. The first step to choosing an online therapy provider is to check their website

When selecting a mental health therapist or counselling service, the first step is to check the website. The website should provide information about the qualifications, experience and credentials of the therapists, as well as the types of therapy that they offer. It should also provide information about their specialisms such as support with stress and anxiety; their skills and qualities, as well as getting a feel for what kind of person they are. Hypnotherapists should be registered with a professional body such as the NCH or an accredited register such as government-recognised CNHC which is regulated by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

2. Look at the online reviews of the service or therapist

The next thing to do is to look at the reviews of the service, as these can often have a great deal of insight into the client’s experience with that therapist or Hypnotherapy service. Online reviews can also serve as an important check to ensure that the therapist you are considering has the credentials, qualities and experience to meet your specific needs. You can search the website of the service or the therapists themselves for feedback from previous clients, and read their Google Reviews.

3. Accessing online therapy

Even before the pandemic, online therapy was rapidly gaining momentum. There are so many benefits to online therapy. It enables you to take less time away from the office; there is no need to worry about traffic; it is good for the environment and if you are feeling anxious you might feel safer and more comfortable in your own home. Many people are choosing online therapy now over in-person therapy, and your therapist should make you feel at ease in the online consultation especially if this feels new to you, and you feel anxious about getting support online.

4. Gather your Research together

You have now checked the website of the service or therapist and have scoped out their type of service. The next step is to go over additional information gathered during your research, such as their professional qualifications, skills, qualities, fees, and insurance coverage to see if this is a good fit for you.

 

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