Benefits of Online Counselling

Posted On: January 25, 2022

“Is online counseling even possible and beneficial?”

The answer to that question is a definite “YES”! 🙌

With the advent of technology, online counseling can now be made possible via various video-conferencing platforms.

As regards its effectiveness, research shows that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy. Not to mention the convenience it also gives –just at the comfort of your home, you get relatively quick and easy access to treatment! Looking for the right counselor to talk about sex, relationships and anything in between?

Here at Eros Coaching, Dr. Martha Tara Lee works wonders on these aspects, and she certainly helps individuals and couples become happier and more content like they used to be.

Benefits of Online Counselling

Benefits of Online Counselling

What is Online Counselling?  Online Counselling refers to the delivery of any mental and behavioural health service in an indirect setting through communication technologies such as video-conferencing.

What is Online Counselling? 

Online Counselling refers to the delivery of any mental and behavioural health service in an indirect setting through communication technologies such as video-conferencing.

1. Online Therapy May Be as Effective Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for various mental health conditions

1. Online Therapy May Be as Effective

Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for various mental health conditions

2. Good Option for Remote Areas If you have reliable internet access, online therapy gives you relatively quick and easy access to treatment that might not have been readily available to you otherwise

2. Good Option for Remote Areas

If you have reliable internet access, online therapy gives you relatively quick and easy access to treatment that might not have been readily available to you otherwise

3. Accessibility for People With Physical Limitations People who are unable to leave their home for various reasons, such as physical or mental illness, may find online therapy a useful alternative to traditional in-person psychotherapy settings.

3. Accessibility for People With Physical Limitations

People who are unable to leave their home for various reasons, such as physical or mental illness, may find online therapy a useful alternative to traditional in-person psychotherapy settings.

4. Increased privacy Only practitioner and client know that they are attending the session.

4. Increased privacy

Only practitioner and client know that they are attending the session.

5. Treatment Can Be More Approachable You don't need to have a clinically diagnosed condition to benefit from talking to a professional, and online therapy can provide an easy avenue for getting started.

5. Treatment Can Be More Approachable

You don’t need to have a clinically diagnosed condition to benefit from talking to a professional, and online therapy can provide an easy avenue for getting started.

6. Anonymity

Even though a client-therapist relationship is considered a highly confidential one, some people may not be comfortable examining their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in face-to-face interaction.

References:

  1. MacDonell KW, Prinz RJ. A review of technology-based youth and family-focused interventions. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2017;20(2):185–200. doi:10.1007/s10567-016-0218-x
  2. Mallen, M. J., Vogel, D. L., & Rochlen, A. B. (2005). The Practical Aspects of Online Counseling. The Counseling Psychologist, 33(6), 776–818. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000005278625
  3. Poitras, A. (2018, September 22). The Benefits of Online Counselling. Strength Counselling. https://strengthcounselling.ca/2018/09/22/the-benefits-of-online-counselling/
  4. Pescatello, M. S., Pedersen, T. R., & Baldwin, S. A. (2020). Treatment engagement and effectiveness of an internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy program at a university counseling center. Psychotherapy Research, 31(5), 656–667. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2020.1822559
  5. The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy. (2021, August 21). Verywell Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-online-therapy-2795225

For relationship and sexuality counseling or book me for a workshop, do contact me here.

About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice since 2009, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed Clinical Sexologist for Singapore Cancer Society. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic YogaFrom Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

         
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