E-Therapy with a Therapist over Skype
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Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a Online Therapist. I provide E-Therapy, or electronic-therapy; also known as internet therapy, for the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, including Post-Traumatic Stress, addictions and any other form of emotional problems that you may be experiencing. So, if you are interested in e-therapy and working with an online therapist, please contact me. Visit my website, CounselingTherapyOnline.com and email me. Ask your questions, read the pages on my website and get better information about this form of psychotherapy.
E-therapy is becoming very common these days for the treatment of non-clinical psychological problems. If you are suffering from clinical depression you should, of course, consult your doctor. But, for most of us, we are simply struggling with anxiety, non-clinical depression, emotional stress and the general difficulties that we face in life and in our relationships. For this kind of anxiety, depression and emotional stress online therapy, e-therapy, is perfect, especially if it is done through Skype, which is what I do. I provide e-therapy through Skype. Very easy to set up: All you need is Skype and, of course, a PayPal account to make secure online payments after each session and you are ready to start! So, please contact me, email me. Let's get to know each other and find out if e-therapy is a good choice for you. Thank you!
Dr. Peter Strong specializes in Mindfulness Therapy - a very effective approach for treating anxiety, depression and emotional suffering. Mindfulness Therapy is now available online as face-to-face real time E-Therapy sessions via Skype.
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"I thoroughly recommend Peter. He is incredibly insightful and I learn so much from these online sessions. I can honestly say that mindfulness therapy has transformed me." - Liam, California
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E-therapy, or electronic-therapy is a form of Internet Therapy that allows you to work with a client online. There are many forms of e-therapy and e-counseling available including computer generated programs in which you are given a series of worksheets to complete. The worksheets are evaluated and suggestions made by your e-therapist on how to proceed. Other forms of e-therapy include email counseling in which you ask questions and get professional guidance from a trained counselor. There are also e-therapy sites that provide inspirational videos and talks designed to teach you how to work with your emotions in a positive and constructive way.
The form of e-therapy that I offer in the Online Counseling Service is via Skype video call sessions. I find this to be the most efficient way of offering counseling therapy because it allows therapist and client to see each other in real-time as if they were in an office together. When you choose a therapist, you need to see the therapist so that you can feel comfortable sharing your sensitive emotional suffering with him or her. You need to establish a good relationship based on trust and confidence in the approach and belief system of the therapist. Being able to see each other really helps this process.
Today, more and more people are using some form of electronic therapy to get help with anxiety and depression. Most people do not suffer from a clinical condition and simply want some quality guidance, which can be offered online just as well as in-person. Also, many people do not have access to a quality therapist, or are looking for something different from what is being provided locally. The internet allows people to find the right therapist with the right approach that is best suited for their personal needs.
All my clients really enjoy the online Skype sessions. They feel more comfortable having their sessions at home. For many, such as mothers with small children, choosing an e-therapist is an ideal option. It is also excellent for people living in foreign countries or where there are just not suitable options locally.
The particular form of psychotherapy that I offer online is called Mindfulness Therapy, which I find to be very well suited for the online format and is very effective for anxiety disorders and for overcoming panic attacks. The focus in this approach is to help you change the underlying patterns of reactive emotional thinking that creates so much of our suffering. We have to unveil these patterns and then change them through the subtle, yet powerful use of mindfulness, combined with our innate compassion and intelligence. Changing our emotions is easier than you may think, but it requires that we face our emotions and see them directly as they operate within, which is quite different from simply talking about them as in traditional "talk therapy." Mindfulness teaches us how to see things as they are, and to reveal the inner structure of our anxiety or depression, anger or grief. As with all things in life, the more you see, the more power you have to change things for the better; our greatest enemy is ignorance, not seeing, and mindfulness is the antidote for ignorance.
Email Counseling and Skype Therapy Service
Another popular alternative to office-based psychotherapy is therapy by email correspondence. This has been around for many decades. I occasionally offer email counseling, but it is always best if we can see each other, which is why I prefer Skype therapy.
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The use of written correspondence as part of psychotherapy has a long history. In fact Freud frequently conducted psychoanalysis with his patients through an exchange of letters. In those days it was often necessary because of the difficulty of transportation too and from the therapist's office. Today, this is less of a problem for most people, but none-the-less there are many people living in rural communities or living abroad who do not have access to a local therapist. In fact, email counseling has become increasingly popular over the last 20 years and continues to grow.
Email Therapy is also extremely valuable for people who find it difficult to leave home. Several of my clients suffer from agoraphobia and social anxiety. For them, online therapy is a wonderful alternative to the stress of traveling away from the security of home to a therapist's.
Many of my clients live abroad or traveling for work. Some are stationed overseas with the Army and need help with depression or stress. They really like the convenience of Skype Therapy, and sometimes email counseling too.
Is Email Therapy Effective?
There are dozens of studies showing the effectiveness of email therapy and online therapy in general, which you can find by doing a simple Google search. Of course, the effectiveness of email counseling depends on the expertise of the therapist and on the approach that he takes; factors that apply equally to in-person traditional office therapy. It is quite wrong to think that all therapists are the same and you are well-advised to interview your candidate therapist first to make sure that he or she is right for you.
Telephone Counseling Service
Many people much prefer the convenience of distance counseling and therapy either over the phone or through Skype. There are plenty of studies demonstrating that phone counseling can be just as effective as in-person therapy sessions. After all, what is important is what you learn about effective emotional management and this can be communicated over the telephone just as well as in person for the vast majority of people.
The Advantages of Phone Counseling
There are many reasons why you might prefer telephone therapy. Here are a few reasons:
- Convenience. You would probably prefer not to waste the time needed to make the commute the a therapist's office? This can be a very significant advantage, especially in urban areas, where driving and parking can create a lot of stress!
- Less Intimidating. Many people feel reticent about starting counseling or therapy, especially if that involves going to a therapist's office, which can feel much like visiting your doctor. I feel very strongly that seeking psychotherapy is NOT the same as seeking medical treatment for a clinical problem. Psychotherapy is a process of learning new ways of working with painful and troublesome emotions. There is something about the online format, whether through telephone therapy or through Skype, which I strongly recommend, that is just much more comfortable for the client, and this can actually increase the effectiveness of the therapy sessions.
- Accessibility. If you are suffering from agoraphobia or social anxiety, then it will be a difficult ordeal for you to leave the comfort and security of home. Psychotherapy by telephone or over the internet via Skype is going to be a much better option for you.
- Home Commitments. I frequently work with stay-at-home mothers, or fathers too, who are caring for children or elderly parents, or have other local commitments that make it inconvenient to leave home.
- Location. Perhaps you live in a rural location where there is a shortage of therapists that you would want to work with? Telephone Counseling means you have a much broader reach and are not limited to what is locally available.
- Living Abroad. Often it is not easy to find a therapist who speaks English when living abroad. Also, the culture and training of foreign counselors may be less than satisfactory for you. It might be a little expensive to call from abroad, but did you know that Skype calls, including video calls are free?
- Anonymity. Many people prefer the anonymity of not meeting in person. It can help you feel more in-charge of the therapy process as well as feeling more comfortable for you.
Phone Therapy or Skype Therapy?
Counseling over the phone has been around for many years, and some people still prefer this route, but with the development of the PC and Skype, I find that most people prefer Skype over telephone. It is much easier to talk without holding the phone and more comfortable for you. That's why I recommend Skype for our therapy sessions. Also, Skype allows you to see each other, which greatly increases the efficiency of communication. It is equivalent to meeting in-person, but with all the added advantages that distance counseling has to offer. Also, Skype calls are free, unlike telephone calls.
Please feel free to tell me more about your emotional difficulties and to learn more about how I can help you through telephone counseling or online therapy sessions. Skype Therapy is very effective for most Anxiety Disorders and Depression and is an excellent choice for working through marriage problems or relationship difficulties.
The Introduction of Skype Therapy
I still work with some clients who like to write, but today, most of the people I see prefer the online format of Skype videoconferencing for their therapy sessions. Skype is a wonderful service, and free, that allows therapist and client to see each other and hold a conversation through the internet.
Skype Counseling is rapidly replacing phone therapy and email counseling; especially now, since most of us have access to high-speed internet connections. There is no question that the efficiency of communication is better if you can see each other, something that is lacking when working with an email therapist.
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If you would like help with depression or anxiety, addictions, stress or relationship problems, I encourage you to send me an email via the Contact Form. I will be happy to answer your questions and explain how the process works.
Peter Strong, PhD is a Registered Psychotherapist, teacher and author of 'The Path of Mindfulness Meditation. He offers online counseling via Skype and specializes in Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Addictions and also offers Relationship Counseling via Email or Skype.