And pulling back from my own (reasonably subtle) issues for a moment. Lasting Better Help Reviews…could e-counselling be the answer to the mental health problems escalating among under-30s? With cuts to psychological health services actually beginning to bite, digitised therapy could be just the ticket for young people who currently filter almost every element of their lives– good friends, work, sex, entertainment– through a screen.
Not everybody is entirely encouraged that moving psychological health care online is the way forward. “You get to understand not only what it’s like to talk to the individual, but how it feels to be in a space with them.
” I’ve performed some research study into Skype counselling,” states London-based psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick, “and it’s not the ‘functional equivalent’ of traditional counselling; it’s just not quite the same thing. It’s really essential that individuals who participate in it understand that it’s a different experience from remaining in the space with someone, speaking face-to-face.”
” In terms of availability, it’s a good start and certainly 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 patients towards online programmes rather than in person counselling, a phenomenon that worries Dr Balick.