Struggling With Isolation?
ONLINE THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE
Online therapy is a means of accessing psychological support and therapy, from a qualified psychologist, over the internet.
There are various ways that online therapy can be delivered. At Satori Place of Awakening, online therapy is delivered via secure video-conferencing, which is called telehealth. This means that you and your psychologist will be able to see each other during each session.
All you will need is access to a computer, laptop, mobile phone or tablet, with internet access and a camera. You do not need to download any software at all.
The benefits of online therapy speak for themselves...
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when social isolation limits our freedom of movement, accessing online therapy means that you can still get the support you need during this stressful and unprecedented time. Online therapy can also be a lifeline for people living in rural areas, for whom face-to-face therapy is impossible to access. It also provides accessible support for people with a physical disability or who are housebound. Also, there are some people who simply prefer having their sessions via online therapy rather than face-to-face.
For those people who would like to have EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy), it is now possible to access this via online therapy at Satori Place of Awakening.
Much research exists supporting the effectiveness of online therapy. However, there are some situations in which online therapy is not appropriate, and this is something that your psychologist can discuss with you.
In Australia, Medicare has recognised the benefits of both telehealth and telephone therapy, which is therapy over the telephone. As such, people who live remotely are able to access telehealth and telephone therapy under Medicare’s Better Access initiative, as long as they have a valid mental health care plan from their GP.
To support people to access psychological support during the stressful COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare has also recently made it permissible for anyone to access telehealth and telephone therapy under Medicare’s Better Access initiative, as long as they have a valid mental health care plan in place from their GP. This is regardless of where they live within Australia.
With so many people all over the world now benefitting from online therapy, what was once a strange idea is now widespread and may be beneficial for you too.
If you are wondering whether online therapy may work for you, or if you would like to book an appointment to start online therapy, please fill in your details below and we will get back to you.