And pulling back from my own (reasonably subtle) issues for a moment. Better Help Krankenkasse…could e-counselling be the answer to the psychological health problems escalating among under-30s? With cuts to psychological health services actually beginning to bite, digitised treatment could be simply the ticket for young adults who currently filter almost every aspect of their lives– pals, work, sex, entertainment– through a screen.
Not everyone is entirely encouraged that moving mental health care online is the way forward. “You get to know not only what it’s like to talk to the individual, however how it feels to be in a room with them.
” I have actually performed some research study into Skype counselling,” says London-based psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick, “and it’s not the ‘practical equivalent’ of conventional counselling; it’s simply not quite the very same thing. It’s truly crucial that people who engage in it know that it’s a various experience from being in the room with someone, speaking in person.”
” In terms of accessibility, it’s a great start and certainly better than nothing. It’ll hopefully lead them to ultimately showing up in the space.
In cases of mild depression, the NHS is now directing some patients towards online programmes instead of in person counselling, a phenomenon that concerns Dr Balick.