Finding Online Couples Therapy | What To Consider And Choosing Whether Online Therapy Is Ideal For You

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Finding online couples therapy | What to consider and choosing whether online therapy is ideal for you

Seeking out couples counselling is a good way of learning how to communicate in a healthier way, and can help you and your partner work through a range of issues. Online couples therapy can be a great option for you if you both lead busy lives – however, you need to consider a range of factors when finding online couples therapy

Here, we explore whether online therapy may be the best option for you, how online therapy can be beneficial, and what you should consider when finding online couples therapy. We also look at how effective online couples therapy can be, and explain how British CBT & Counselling can help.

What are the key benefits of online couples therapy?

Some of the key benefits of online couples therapy include:

  • It can be a perfect, convenient option if you both lead busy lives and struggle to find time to travel. Do you both work full time and have other commitments in the evening? Online therapy is a perfect way to save time and prevent the need for frequent travel.

  • It can be an ideal option if you are in a long-distance relationship. Being in a long-distance relationship can mean it is hard to be in the same location often. Practicing skills such as communication skills virtually can seem more convenient and will help translate the skill to real life.

  • They are ideal if you and your partner would rather not sit in the same room. If you and your partner struggle to communicate without conflict, online sessions can be safer and preferable to sitting in the same room.

  • Online therapy may be a more comfortable option for you. If the thought of talking to a therapist face-to-face makes you feel uncomfortable or nervous, online therapy may make you feel more comfortable.

  • Sitting in your home may feel more personal to you. Having the sessions from your comfortable home environment may feel more personal than having couples therapy in your counsellor’s room.

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Couple in online therapy

Should you choose online or in person couples therapy?

The best option for you depends on your circumstances and which option you feel would benefit you more. If you cannot easily travel to a therapist to attend sessions or if you both lead busy lives, online couples therapy can be a great option. You may also feel more comfortable talking to a therapist online rather than in person, particularly if you are nervous about your first session or if therapy is new to you. If you and your partner struggle to communicate calmly together, online sessions may also be more ideal if you are uncomfortable being in the same room for the sessions.

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If, however, you may be able to forge a more personal connection with your therapist, and it can be good to get out of your home environment and into a neutral space for these sessions.

The British CBT & Counselling Service offers online therapy for those looking for a more flexible option, which can be done from the comfort of your own home, with a therapist you may not otherwise have easy access to, as they may not be based near where you live. Going online gives more scope and makes it easier to find couples therapy that you are comfortable with.

older couple in therapy

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Finding online couples therapy – what to consider

Couples therapists are trained in recommending the best therapy methods and techniques for your individual circumstance. For example, if you and your partner want to break negative thought patterns that result in conflict, cognitive behavioural therapy may be recommended. If you already have an idea of what you want from therapy – for example, if you are interested in cognitive behavioural therapy, you may want to choose a service that specialises in this.

At British CBT & Counselling, psychologists have spent between seven and nine years training to enable people to overcome their emotional difficulties via CBT Counselling. In addition to practicing privately, many hold (or have recently held) senior positions in the NHS. Find out more about the couples counselling services we offer here.

We also recommend choosing a counsellor or service with lots of previous experience in couples counselling in particular, as this can ensure you receive therapy of the best quality from an experienced specialist.

When looking for online couples therapy, it can also be beneficial to consider the following:

  • How experienced is the therapist/counselling service in couples therapy?

  • Does your counsellor have a good reputation/positive reviews?

  • What problems are you hoping to overcome in couples therapy? It can help to keep a note of what to want to achieve in preparation for having your first session.

How we can help

If you think that online couples therapy could help you, then the British CBT & Counselling Service is here to help. We offer couples counselling online so that you can get the support you need.

Get in touch with us to see how we can help you and your partner gain deeper clarity and understanding.

Frequently asked questions – finding online couples therapy

How is online couples counselling different to face to face?

Online therapy should provide you with the same experience as face-to-face therapy, other than the fact that sessions take place virtually rather than in person.

I only want one session – will the therapist be able to help?

Single session therapy can be beneficial and is provided by some therapists, however, it is suggested that you leave the possibility of more therapy sessions open.

What does virtual relationship therapy help with?

Virtual relationship therapy can help with many varying issues, ranging from communication difficulties to problems with a partner suffering with addiction. The type of therapy technique offered to you depends on your issues and what you want to achieve.

How frequently do you need to attend online couples therapy sessions?

It is a good idea to engage in weekly therapy sessions.

What is the success rate of relationship therapy?

A commonly discussed figure in this category of psychology is that 70% of couples benefit from a trained counsellor’s intervention.

How long should I expect to have to continue counselling?

You will often see an online couples therapist for up to 20 sessions initially, then have a discussion about how frequent this will be going forward.

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