And drawing back from my own (reasonably low-key) issues for a moment. Is Betterhelp Profitable…could e-counselling be the answer to the psychological health concerns escalating among under-30s? With cuts to psychological health services really starting 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 entirely convinced that moving psychological health care online is the method forward. “You get to understand not just what it’s like to talk to the person, however how it feels to be in a space with them.
” I have actually performed some research into Skype counselling,” says London-based psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick, “and it’s not the ‘functional equivalent’ of traditional counselling; it’s simply not quite the very same thing. It’s truly essential that people who participate in it know that it’s a different experience from being in the space with someone, speaking face-to-face.”
” In terms of availability, it’s an excellent start and definitely 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 clients towards online programmes rather than in person counselling, a phenomenon that worries Dr Balick.