Online Counselling The Norm For Generation Y2K

Posted on April 21, 2012 · Posted in General News

A generation of people who have never known a life without the internet are coming of age. More than ever, teenagers and young adults are able to socialise in ways that were unheard of as few as five or ten years ago, communicating through social networking websites and connecting with like-minded people across the world via mobile phones, online communities and instant messages. These younger men and women are more in touch with modern technology, using their computers to do everything from Christmas shopping to studying to dating. It is therefore no surprise that online therapy is rapidly becoming the ‘norm’ for them, too.

Tapping into this trend for technology which runs though the fabric of everyday life, is an innovative new service which offers help to anyone in any location via a computer and internet connection. Based in Poole, England, the recently launched online counselling service helps clients to overcome phobias, depression, panic attacks and anxiety among many other disorders which can drastically affect quality of life. Without the advantages the internet has brought, clients seeking treatments such as CBT therapy generally had to live within a certain radius of a clinic, and have the wherewithal to attend regular sessions. Younger people today may not have access to a one-on-one service, and may feel less confident in discussing private issues face-to-face, as the internet has become their comfort zone; the service provided by helps to resolve this problem.

Through telephone conversations, emails, live chats or video conferences, counsellors now have the capacity to reach younger people who may not have considered therapy before. Qualified and licensed practitioners help clients to understand why they think, feel and behave the way they do in regards to their phobia or disorder. The most important part of the sessions is when the client and the practitioner work together, producing a plan to tackle the problem and regain control.

The web site’s online counselling sessions have already helped clients from as far afield as Australia, Canada and the United States to tackle depression, beat the effects of stress, undergo marital counselling and even quit smoking. Emails and live chats can alleviate the nerves some may feel when discussing symptoms or feelings face-to-face, and help is given at every level to ensure that clients meet their targets and achieve their goals. The service is a lifeline to the younger generation, for whom interacting over the internet has become an everyday occurrence.

This page was written by Mr T. Roberts of Online Counselling Fast. .