And pulling back from my own (reasonably subtle) issues for a moment. Betterhelp Ticker Symbol…could e-counselling be the answer to the psychological health concerns intensifying among under-30s? With cuts to mental health services really beginning to bite, digitised treatment could be simply the ticket for young people who already filter almost every aspect of their lives– pals, work, sex, home entertainment– through a screen.
Not everyone is totally encouraged that shifting mental health care online is the way forward. “You get to understand not just what it’s like to talk to the person, but how it feels to be in a space with them.
” I have actually performed some research study into Skype counselling,” says London-based psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick, “and it’s not the ‘functional equivalent’ of conventional counselling; it’s just not quite the exact same thing. It’s truly important that people who engage in it understand that it’s a different experience from remaining in the space with somebody, speaking in person.”
” In terms of ease of access, it’s a good start and certainly much better than nothing. It’ll hopefully lead them to ultimately revealing up in the space.
In cases of mild depression, the NHS is now directing some clients towards online programmes instead of in person counselling, a phenomenon that concerns Dr Balick.