Online Psychotherapy via Skype for Anxiety & Depression
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Contact me if you would like to schedule a Skype therapy session. The mindfulness-based psychotherapy that I teach is particularly effective for overcoming all forms of anxiety and also for help with chronic depression.
Welcome! I offer psychotherapy via Skype. Therapy over Skype is a very effective way of getting the help that you might need for working with difficult emotional problems.
The process of Skype therapy that I teach involves using the advanced techniques of Mindfulness Therapy, which help you actually change the way you relate to your emotions. The most important thing that we teach in the beginning of mindfulness therapy over Skype is how to form a stable and non-reactive relationship with your emotions and your thoughts.
The biggest problem that I come across in the clients that I work with online is that people do not have a relationship with their mind, at all. They simply become overwhelmed by the thoughts and the emotional reactions that get triggered out of habit. This is the biggest problem, because when you become identified with thoughts or emotions then you basically feed those thoughts and emotions, you feed the fire of anxiety or depression.
So, the most important first step in mindfulness-based therapy, that I teach online through Skype is to basically break this habit of identification. When you can do that, then everything begins to change and heal because you are no longer feeding the underlying anxiety or depression or other emotion.
If you would like to learn more about psychotherapy via Skype, if you would like to schedule a Skype therapy session with me, then please go to my website, learn more about psychotherapy over Skype and how it works and then send me an email. I will be happy to answer your questions and when you are ready we can schedule a Skype therapy session. Thank you!
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Online Psychotherapy is becoming more widely accepted as both an adjunct to traditional office-based therapy and now as an alternative to traditional in-person counseling. People want choices and they want to learn practical techniques and methods for better managing their emotions. The Online Therapy option makes it very much easier for busy people, or those living abroad or in rural areas to get the help they need.
Of course, online psychotherapy is not recommended for people with a medical condition or for people at risk of self-harm or harming others. If you feel that this describes you then you should contact your medical doctor or local emergency authorities. The online approach is intended for ordinary people who are healthy, but are suffering from non-clinical anxiety, depression and stress. Online Psychotherapy is not intended to treat a medical condition - it is intended to treat the human condition!
Almost all of us struggle with anxiety, depression and stress and what most people are seeking are insights and practical tools to help them better cope with anxiety, depression and emotional stress.
An Online Therapist can help you learn different ways of working with your anxiety, panic attacks or with your depression to facilitate healing and resolution as well as learning how to cope better with stress.
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Psychotherapy Online over Skype
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional psychotherapist living in Boulder, Colorado, and I offer Online Psychotherapy via Skype. This is a convenient service for many people who may be living in rural areas or living abroad, or really prefer the convenience of being able to talk to a psychotherapist online via Skype.
So, the style of psychotherapy that I provide and is described on my website, counselingtherapyonline.com, is called Mindfulness Therapy. Now, this is a very exciting and very unique way of working with difficult emotions, including anxiety, depression and trauma. I often see clients with some form of traumatic experience that they are trying to process from childhood or from life-changing events.
The Mindfulness approach is one of learning how to sit with your emotions, how to be present with your emotions without becoming reactive. It's the reactivity that stops emotions from healing, from changing and transforming. The process of Mindfulness teaches us how to be with our emotions without becoming reactive, without becoming overwhelmed by the emotion, without becoming consumed by it.
Mindfulness Therapy is very good for working with anxiety and depression, or emotional stress or trauma, as I said. It is also very good for working with addictions. Addictions, as you know, are driven by very strong compulsive emotions, and to break free of these emotions requires that you learn how to sit with those same compulsive emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them. This is a skill that I teach during the Online Psychotherapy sessions.
If you would like to learn more about Online Psychotherapy via Skype, please go over to my website, counselingtherapyonline.com, and read the pages on that site, watch the other videos that I have posted there and learn about this style of working with emotions. Then if it is something you would like to pursue, please CONTACT ME through the Contact Form on the website, and I look forward to meeting you and helping you through Online Psychotherapy via Skype. Thank you!
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Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I provide psychotherapy via Skype. Psychotherapy over Skype is a very good way of getting the help that you need to overcome patterns of anxiety, or to deal with ongoing depression, or even for help with recovery from an addiction.
Many people prefer taking a more self-help approach to working with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, and that is a very good movement. Typically, you will gain much more benefit if you see yourself as being in charge of the process of change rather than going to a therapist and taking on the role of a patient, for example. That tends to put you in a weaker position and can actually get in the way of change.
I prefer encouraging a much more empowered approach in which you are directing your own process of transformation and healing.
The Mindfulness Therapy approach that I offer during these online Skype therapy sessions is particularly effective for working with anxiety and depression in this way.
The focus is really on teaching you two very essential skills. The first is learning how to change the nature of your relationship to your emotions; and the second approach we teach during these mindfulness therapy sessions is learning how to investigate and change the actual structure of the emotion, the actual process that operates habitually to create anxiety or depression.
So, in the first approach, the first part of mindfulness therapy, it is all about establishing the right kind of relationship with your emotions.
We have to break the habit of avoidance and resistance, or aversion. Avoidance and aversion are your worst enemies. These prevent anxiety or depression from changing and healing. We have to actually learn to do the opposite to avoidance and aversion.
We have to learn to embrace our emotions in full consciousness and with a quality of friendship. We need to learn to see our emotions as being parts of our self that are in pain and require our help; they require you to develop a relationship based on compassion with your anxiety or depression or other emotions.
This is what promotes change and with all of the clients that I have worked with over the years, I have found this to be most essential predictor of change; and that is when you can begin to establish a friendly relationship with your anxiety or depression or painful emotions, without becoming overwhelmed and without becoming reactive, then the emotions will change very substantially. They need this quality of relationship in order to heal.
So, you have to learn how to become a friend to your emotions. Learn to see the emotions as being like visitors, as being parts of you that are in pain and that need your conscious and compassionate help in order to change.
The second part of the mindfulness therapy approach that works so well for psychotherapy online, is learning how to change the structure of emotions.
All emotions have a structure, and that structure is based on imagery; how you see the emotion or the thoughts in the mind is what actually determines the intensity of the emotion. This is a vital factor that we investigate during the therapy sessions together. We start to actually investigate how your emotions work and what kind of imagery is creating those emotions.
The more you learn about the imagery of the emotion the more you can change that imagery, and when you change that imagery, you change the emotion. So, this is quite an essential part of the transformation and healing process is working with emotional imagery.
So, if you would like to learn more about psychotherapy via Skype, if you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy and how it can help you, simply go to my website and contact me and we can schedule a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you overcome anxiety and depression or addictions through psychotherapy through Skype. Thank you!
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Healing emotional suffering requires that we learn to form a stable and compassionate relationship with our emotions, rather than fighting them or running away from them or simply becoming overwhelmed by them yet again. This is central to all forms of psychotherapy and is certainly a major focus of the form of psychotherapy that I teach. In the Mindfulness Psychotherapy tradition, we call this learning to "sit" with your emotions - learning to be a friend with them rather than an enemy, which never works. This is what we focus on during online Skype psychotherapy sessions. It is easier than you may think, it's just that we are not used to approaching our emotions in this way.
But, one of the favorite reasons why people come to me for Online Psychotherapy, is that many people are searching for a better alternative to traditional talking therapy. Most, if not all of my clients have already tried this route and feel that the need something more than just talking about their emotions. Talking about our emotions is important, but talking is not always enough to resolve the underlying anxiety, panic attacks, depression or other emotional suffering.
I have developed a system of based on Mindfulness Therapy, a system that I devised in the 1980s that is really effective for anxiety and other forms of emotional stress. This system is designed to teach you how to change the underlying emotions that create stress, anxiety and depression. Skype sessions are a combination of teaching and practical work - all designed to give you the skills you need to change your habitual patterns of emotional reactivity - all designed to stop you from being a victim of your painful emotions, so that you can heal and move on.
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Welcome to my site, CounselingTherapyOnline.com. I am a professional psychotherapist, originally from the UK, now living in Boulder, Colorado, and I provide an online counseling service for people throughout America and abroad as well, where I offer mindfulness therapy. This is a particularly exciting form of modern cognitive therapy which is very suitable for treating anxiety, depression, and for help with stress management.
Now the online option using Skype means that we can have face-to-face sessions wherever you live, and it's just as effective as seeing the therapist in person. In fact, there may be some indications that it's even more effective than traditional talking therapies, mostly because you feel more comfortable, more at ease in your home or office or familiar place than you would in a therapist's office. So that's one advantage, but the other advantage is that often there are just not enough local therapists in your area who provide the kind of counseling that you are looking for. So the Internet gives us an opportunity to search outside of our local area to find, not only the right kind of therapy that we're interested in, but also to find the right kind of therapist that we feel comfortable with, and who we'd like to work with.
The style of therapy that I teach is called mindfulness therapy. It's based on some of the ancient teachings of the Buddha on mindfulness, but brought into a modern context. Basically, it's a process of learning to work with your emotions directly and change the underlying process that keeps the anxiety or depression or stress repeating itself over and over again. The sessions are very friendly, informal. They're a combination of teaching and lots and lots of practical work designed to give you the tools that you need to manage your emotions more effectively.
So, if this is of interest to you, please fill out the contact form or send me an email, and let's start talking about online therapy for you. Thank you.
Is Online Psychotherapy as Effective as in-person Therapy?
There is a growing body of evidence to support the claim that online psychotherapy is a good quality alternative to traditional "office-based therapy." Of course, the comparison depends on what form of psychotherapy is being compared. Generally, the evidence supports the use of Cognitive Therapy (CBT). A controlled study conducted at the University of New South Wales, Australia, found that internet therapy over an 8-week period produced significant improvements for subjects suffering from depression when compared to a control group. In fact, 34% of subjects "no longer met the diagnostic criteria for depression." That is actually quite a big change after such a short course of psychotherapy.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional online therapist. I offer online therapy via Skype as an effective alternative treatment for anxiety, for depression and also as an alternative treatment for addictions.
So, what makes effective online therapy? Well, I would say the most important thing that you should be looking for is a therapist who is going to help you change the underlying cause of your anxiety, depression or addiction. It's just not enough to just talk about your emotions or problems. That doesn't address the underlying cause. It may make you feel better for a while, but is doesn't change the underlying cause of your anxiety, depression or addictions. The same with medications. Medications are good for treating the symptoms of anxiety or depression, but they don't change the underlying cause of your anxiety or depression. So, effective online therapy is one that is going to address this, it's going to help you change the underlying cause of your emotional suffering.
The style of therapy that I offer online is called Mindfulness Therapy, which is one of many processes of therapy that are available online to help you. I find this particular style of therapy to be very effective, indeed, for treating anxiety and depression, particularly, because it really does help you change those habits of reactive thinking and it helps you break free from that spiral into the emotion, into negative thinking and beliefs that keep us trapped.
Mindfulness Therapy is also very good for working with trauma and very difficult memories. It's the same process involved, that is learning to be able to be present with these emotions and thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. Learning this process of becoming independent from your thoughts and emotions is one of the hallmarks of Mindfulness Therapy.
And, also Mindfulness Therapy is about helping you heal the underlying emotion itself through building this mindfulness-based relationship with the emotion, instead of just feeding it with more and more reactivity.
So, if you wold like to learn more about effective online therapy and Mindfulness Therapy, please visit my website, CounselingTherapyOnline.com and send me an email and then we can schedule an online therapy session for you. It's important to find online therapy that is effective, so please contact me and ask any questions you have and I will be happy to answer those questions, and then when you are ready we can schedule an online therapy session. Thank you!
Is Online Psychotherapy Good for Anxiety and Panic Attacks?
In my experience with Skype-based psychotherapy, I would say emphatically yes to that question. One of the advantages of online psychotherapy is that clients feel much more comfortable and less intimidated when working from the comfort of their own home - and feeling comfortable is a very important factor for successful psychotherapy.
Most of the clients who seek my Online Psychotherapy services are struggling with anxiety in one form or another. Anxiety is a major problem and affects 1 in 4 adults. Anxiety is widespread throughout the US and Western Europe and Health Authorities are struggling to cope with this epidemic. This is why Health Authorities are encouraging adopting Online Psychotherapy - because there are simply not enough therapists available to cope with the demand.
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional, registered online psychotherapist. I provide Online Therapy to help people overcome anxiety, depression, and addictions and other emotional problems that they may be experiencing.
One of the areas I work with perhaps more than any other is anxiety and panic attacks.
So, as an online therapist, I work with you over Skype so we can see each other and talk to each other as if we were in the office, and I teach you ways of working with anxiety based on a system that I developed, which is called Mindfulness Therapy.
Basically, this approach teaches you how to form a stable and non-reactive relationship with your emotions. This is the absolute, essential requirement for change. You cannot avoid or resist anxiety or panic attacks and expect them to change. You have to form a relationship with the underlying emotions that arise. This is what I teach and this is what I find most effective for overcoming anxiety and for controlling panic attacks.
Most people see very significant results within three to four sessions of Mindfulness Therapy Online.
So, please, if you are interested in working with an Online Therapist to help you overcome your panic anxiety, visit my website and contact me and we can schedule a Skype Therapy session. Thank you!
Can I continue taking my anxiety medication during Online Psychotherapy?
It is generally agreed that the most successful treatment for anxiety and panic attacks involves a combination (Combination Therapy) of anti-anxiety medications, prescribed by your medical doctor, and some form of psychotherapy. Medications treat the symptoms, but psychotherapy is needed to change the underlying cause of your anxiety disorder or depression. Often, people will use antidepressants to reduce the severity of their symptoms to a manageable level and then seek psychotherapy to work on the underlying emotions that need to be resolved and healed. Hopefully, after a course of therapy you will be able to stop taking medications. Most people do not like taking medicines and would prefer to stop when they feel ready.
How many sessions of psychotherapy will I need?
Of course, this will vary from person to person, but I feel strongly that the client should see noticeable changes after each session. It should not require years of psychotherapy to get better. In the Mindfulness Therapy approach, which is very focused and relies on teaching you practical exercises to practice between sessions, most people experience major changes in their anxiety or depression after 4-6 sessions.
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We define online psychotherapy as any type of professional therapeutic interaction that makes use of the internet to connect qualified mental health professionals and their clients.
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Welcome. I want to talk to you today about online psychotherapy. I offer an online counseling service, available world-wide for anyone, although I reside in Boulder, Colorado
Who's seeking another type of emotional anguish, or help with beating stress as well as depression.
Now, why pick psychotherapy that is offered online? Well, this is becoming quite popular these days largely because of the convenience. People living in rural communities often do not have access to a therapist, or their alternatives are so small that they are not capable to get the type of help that they're looking for.
The online treatment route, obviously, gives people a much broader range of alternatives to seek the kind of individual the type of approach which they feel is best for them and that they actually desire to work with.
So if you're considering internet treatment, please see my website, read the pages, find out about the kind of therapy that I offer, which is called Mindfulness Therapy. Please contact me and let us talk about scheduling a session together to assist you conquer your specific dilemmas that are emotional. Thanks.
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Benefits of an online therapy service
Online therapy and online psychotherapy through Skype in particular, is becoming increasingly popular as a first choice for many people, especially those who are seeking an alternative to medical treatment, prescription drugs and traditional talk therapy. As a professional online psychotherapist I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of clients who actually prefer to have therapy sessions in the comfort of their own homes rather than driving to a therapist's office. All say that they find online sessions using Skype or other videocam formats to be less intimidating than face-to-face sessions and that they feel generally more relaxed and more in charge of the process. This is good, because the purpose of any form of therapy, counseling or coaching is to help you learn how to better manage your emotions, which you cannot do if you feel stressed by the therapy process itself. Good psychotherapy and counseling is about teaching you new and more effective ways of relating to your thoughts and emotions and for facilitating healing, transformation and personal growth.
Online psychotherapy sites are gradually becoming more and more of a viable option for people in need of psychological help and guidance. Online therapy still has its critics and there are still very few insurance companies that will cover online psychotherapy, but in general you can expect the same results from online therapy as with conventional in-person sessions since both are primarily concerned with teaching you new psychological skills.
- Ease of access. An online psychotherapy service is easily accessible to all those who wish to use it and overcomes many of the barriers that might have prevented people from seeking therapy. For example, individuals residing in rural or remote areas where there is no psychotherapy service can benefit from the access to online counseling therapy.
- Those who are physically disabled or unable to leave home can also easily access such online services with little inconvenience.
- Online psychotherapy is convenient if you are working abroad and do not have access to a local psychotherapist.
- Younger adults are often very comfortable with computers and video chat formats and are often more willing to use this format than to see a therapist in person.
- People suffering from addiction may prefer the more private format of online counseling. Similarly, many men prefer online therapy sessions because there is greater anonymity and less associated embarrassment.
- Online psychotherapy is certainly preferable for individuals suffering from agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder or other form of anxiety. I have treated a substantial number of clients with driving anxiety form the comfort of home and helped them develop the skills needed to overcome their fear and start driving again.
- Affordability. Since online psychotherapists do not have to pay for expensive office space, they can offer their services at a lower fee, which is important.
- Anonymity. Online psychotherapy is more private and eliminates the social stigma associated with receiving therapy or counseling. For those uncomfortable with the idea of psychotherapy, online therapy allows full access to therapy in private and without having to visit a psychotherapy center. Psychotherapy can take on a whole different image when executed by the client in their own home through the computer (online psychotherapy is often called internet therapy). The greater anonymity allows the client to feel much less stigmatized since they do not have to encounter other people either in the waiting room or on the journey to and from the therapy clinic. Because of this. online psychotherapy clearly does offer a degree of anonymity that will reduce the fear of social stigma and this will make it more likely that the client will seek and continue therapy.
Is Online Psychotherapy suitable for everyone?
Most people who do not have an underlying medical problem can benefit from Online Psychotherapy. If you think you may be suffering from a medical problem or clinical depression then you should always consult your medical doctor for guidance. Most people who are suffering from anxiety or depression do not have a medical condition, they are simply struggling to cope with difficult emotions. If you are looking for help to better manage your anxiety, depression or stress, then online counseling is an excellent choice.
Some people prefer being in the same room with their therapist, and this will be very important for certain styles of psychotherapy, but for the cognitive-based approaches, including Mindfulness Therapy, there is no need to be in the same room. In fact, you may be able to do the mindfulness exercises better if you are in the comfort of your own home.
Here is an interesting article on the History of Online Psychotherapy.
How do I start Psychotherapy Online?
It is very easy to get started. Simply email me. Let me answer all your questions and when you are ready, you can schedule a Skype session of Online Psychotherapy. I see most clients once a week for 60-90mins and most of my clients see significant improvements after 4-6 sessions. The first therapy session is a "trial session" which means that you can cancel at any time during the session without any obligation to pay for the session. This way you can assess whether the Mindfulness Therapy approach is right for you before paying for it.
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