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Is online therapy as effective as face to face?

This is a growing wealth of research that demonstrates that online therapy is at least as effective as face to face, and all this without any travel time and can be accessed at a time that suits you.  Please see our Research Area for more details on the efficacy of online therapy.

How long does each therapy session take?

Sessions usually last for a maximum of one hour, although sometimes it can be helpful to have double sessions, especially in the early stages of therapy.

Is Online Therapy secure/confidential?

Yes.  There are several very secure online options available for ensuring voice, video, file transfers and instant messages are encrypted and confidential. This protects you from any potential eavesdropping by malicious users.

What types of therapy do you offer?

One option is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and branches of this named Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.  CBT has been shown to be the most effective in studies when treating common issues like depression, anxiety and addiction.
Another options is EMDR.  This is a very effective therapy involving eye movements to reduce symptoms of distress, usually in relation to traumatic memories.  IT is often the first choice for Trauma and PTSD, but can be used effectively for many different issues.

Do you offer discounts for prepaid packages?

Please contact us for offers and promotions we may be able to offer.

What are you therapists credentials?

Every therapist is a fully qualified CBT therapist and accredited with BABCP.

Are there any people for whom this would not be appropriate for?

If in doubt then please get in touch with a brief description of what you would like to work on.  If we feel our service is not appropriate, then we will do our best to direct you towards another service which may be more suitable.  We would not recommend this for anyone who is a risk to themselves or suffering with psychosis or a personality disorder as these problems often require more intensive treatments delivered by a range of professionals.  If you are suffering from such a difficulty please contact your GP or call emergency services if you feel you are in danger.

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