And pulling back from my own (fairly subtle) concerns for a moment. How Much Does Betterhelp Coat…could e-counselling be the answer to the psychological health issues intensifying among under-30s? With cuts to mental health services really beginning to bite, digitised treatment could be simply the ticket for young adults who already filter almost every element of their lives– buddies, work, sex, entertainment– through a screen.
Not everyone is completely convinced that shifting mental health care online is the way forward. “You get to know not just what it’s like to talk to the person, but how it feels to be in a space with them.
” I’ve carried out some research into Skype counselling,” states London-based psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick, “and it’s not the ‘functional equivalent’ of standard counselling; it’s just not quite the same thing. It’s truly important that people who participate in it are aware that it’s a various experience from being in the room with somebody, speaking face-to-face.”
” In terms of availability, it’s a good start and definitely much better than nothing. It’ll hopefully lead them to ultimately showing up in the room.
In cases of mild depression, the NHS is now directing some patients towards online programs instead of in person counselling, a phenomenon that concerns Dr Balick.