Thousands go online for therapy. But does it work?

Faced with joining a desperately long NHS waiting list, Joe Rackham opted for online counselling instead. “I just felt that I couldn’t wait any longer – I was motivated and ready to deal with my issues and quite liked the idea of doing so in the comfort of my own home,” said the 29-year-old, who lives in London. After an online search, he found a therapist whose profile suited his needs and booked a chat session for the next day. It’s not hard to see why online counselling is growing in popularity. Tech is a part of modern life – especially for millennials, the biggest group of users on PlusGuidance – and NHS mental health services are overstretched. Stephen Buckley, head of information at the mental health charity Mind, said: “As we raise awareness of mental health problems and more and more people come forward and seek the help they need, we see demand for NHS mental health services rising. Having been underfunded for decades, we know that services are struggling to cope.” Excerpt from The Guardian Online, to read the full article visit their website here.

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