Online Therapy

Online Therapy

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Online Therapy: Flexible & Convenient

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues?

At Leone Centre, we offer experienced therapists who can help you through online counselling. With the convenience and flexibility of video conferencing platforms like Zoom, you can access our services from the comfort of your home or wherever possible.

No need to worry about traffic or finding parking, as all you need is a stable internet connection to participate in your therapy sessions. Our therapists are available from early morning to late evening, so you can find a time that fits your schedule.

With online counselling, you can choose a therapist and schedule that works best for you, and you can even switch therapists if needed without the hassle of having to travel to a physical location. Online counselling can be especially helpful for individuals living in rural or remote areas or with mobility issues that make it difficult to travel to in-person therapy appointments.

It can also be convenient for those with busy schedules or who need to balance therapy with other responsibilities. Studies have shown that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy in treating various mental health concerns. Our online counselling sessions take place in a private and confidential environment. We ensure your confidentiality and privacy as if you were visiting us face to face.

What is Online Therapy?

In this digital era, mental health care should be as simple, accessible, and as personalised as every other service. At Leone Centre, we facilitate this through our professional online therapy services, delivered by highly experienced UK-based therapists via Zoom, Skype, and Facetime. Begin your journey towards better mental health today.

Why Choose an Online Therapist at Leone Centre?

At Leone Centre, our online therapy service stands apart due to our therapists’ extensive experience, professional affiliations, and highest qualification standards. We offer an unparalleled commitment to confidentiality, convenience, and scheduling flexibility.

Does Online Therapy Work?

The Logistics

Online therapy works in terms of logistics. It presents many benefits, including unparalleled accessibility, supreme convenience, comfort, and the capacity to connect with specialised therapists regardless of geographical constraints.

As well as this, it shatters barriers set by traditional therapy, extending its reach to people in remote areas or those who may have mobility concerns. It’s also convenient for those with hectic lives who can’t afford to lose the travel time to and from a counsellor. As well as increased flexibility with scheduling, sessions can be arranged outside typical office hours.

The Personal

Many people feel more comfortable opening up about their feelings and experiences in their home’s familiar and secure environment, which can enhance the therapeutic process. In essence, online therapy provides a valuable and effective alternative to traditional face-to-face therapy, maintaining the standards of professional mental health care while leveraging the advantages of digital communication.

Online therapy also allows for real-time interaction with your counsellor, making it possible to communicate effectively, build a therapeutic relationship, and receive immediate feedback and support, similar to traditional face-to-face therapy sessions. This real-time communication facilitates dynamic conversation and can significantly enhance the quality and immediacy of the therapeutic process.

The Research

One research article published in the Journal of Affective Disorders in 2013 discussed a randomised controlled trial comparing face-to-face therapy with online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The study focused on patients with depression and found that both methods were equally effective. Notably, the benefits continued to be seen at a 3-month follow-up.

How Does Online Therapy Help?

Online therapy is highly effective in addressing a whole range of issues. Here’s how it can help:

  1. Mental and Emotional Health Support: Online therapy provides a safe space to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with a trained professional. Through therapeutic techniques, you learn to manage symptoms of mental and emotional health conditions. Your therapist can also guide you in developing healthier coping mechanisms and improving your overall mental well-being.
  2. Relationship Therapy: Online therapy is an excellent resource if you’re experiencing relationship problems. Whether you’re facing communication difficulties, recurring arguments, trust issues, or other relationship challenges, trained therapists guide you towards improved understanding and healthier interaction patterns. Online therapy also allows for flexible scheduling, making it easier for two people to attend sessions, even if you’re in different locations.
  3. Improved Communication Skills: A significant part of mental health and relationship therapy involves improving communication skills. Your therapist provides tools and techniques to express your feelings and needs more effectively in your relationship and other areas of your life.
  4. Increased Self-Awareness: Online therapy helps you gain a deeper understanding of your emotions, behaviours, and responses, which is crucial for personal growth and healthy relationships.
  5. Tools for Conflict Resolution: A therapist provides strategies and tools for conflict resolution, which you can apply to navigate disagreements in personal and professional relationships more effectively.
  6. Privacy and Comfort: Discussing personal issues and relationship challenges can make you feel more comfortable in your own space, allowing you to open up more quickly and benefit more from the therapy process.

All Leone Centre Online Counselling Services

Get acquainted with our team of experienced online therapists and explore our wide array of services. Meet our team.

Our online services include:

Online Family Therapy

This is a systemic therapeutic approach where a therapist works with families online, typically through video calls. This form of therapy aims to improve communication, address problems, understand and handle challenging family situations (like death, physical or mental illness, or child and adolescent issues), and create a healthy functioning home environment.

By leveraging technology, online family therapy offers increased accessibility, flexibility, and convenience, enabling all family members to participate in the therapy process, regardless of their physical location.

Relationship Counselling Online

This type of therapy helps individuals to resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. A trained therapist facilitates communication between individuals to understand their needs and problems better, gain insights into their relationship, manage conflict more effectively, and strengthen their connection.

Online Codependency Counselling

This is aimed at individuals who form emotionally destructive or one-sided relationships, often manifesting in excessive reliance on the other person for validation and self-worth. These individuals, known as codependents, typically have low self-esteem and find it hard to be alone.

The counselling process helps them understand their patterns of co-dependency, develop healthier relationship dynamics, establish boundaries, and build a stronger sense of self. The ultimate goal is to help individuals live more balanced lives with mutually respectful and fulfilling relationships.

Online Couples Therapy

Involves a trained therapist facilitating sessions to help couples navigate relationship challenges, improve communication, and foster a healthier relationship dynamic. The therapy sessions are conducted in real-time, providing immediate feedback and strategies to enhance the relationship.

Online Marriage Counselling

This form of counselling provides a confidential space for couples to discuss their challenges, misunderstandings, and conflicts under the guidance of a trained therapist.

The aim is to improve communication, deepen understanding, and foster healthier relationship dynamics. Online marriage counselling offers the flexibility to attend sessions from any location, providing ease of access and convenience, and it maintains the same professional standards of care as traditional face-to-face therapy.

Online Divorce Counselling

This therapy provides a safe and unbiased environment to explore emotions such as grief, resentment, guilt, and anxiety while offering practical coping mechanisms for navigating the complexities of divorce. It aims to help individuals manage the changes, re-establish their identities, and lay the groundwork for healthier relationships in the future.

With convenience and adaptability, online divorce therapy allows clients to participate in sessions from any location, ensuring easy access while upholding privacy and professional standards akin to conventional in-person counselling.

Psychosexual Therapy Online

Conducted by highly trained professionals who help individuals or couples explore their sexual behaviours, attitudes, and issues within a safe, non-judgmental space. Whether it’s dealing with problems like low sexual desire, sexual arousal disorder, or erectile dysfunction or addressing emotional aspects tied to sexuality or illnesses, this therapy offers practical strategies and insightful conversations.

The online mode offers a distinct advantage – the freedom and comfort of engaging in these intimate discussions from your private setting.

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

An evidence-based form of psychotherapy delivered digitally helps individuals manage negative thoughts and behaviours. It’s based on the idea that we can influence our feelings and actions by changing harmful thought patterns. Online CBT, conducted via video calls, offers tools to challenge irrational thoughts and cultivate healthier responses.

It provides a flexible, accessible way to tackle issues like anxiety or stress right from your own home.

Online EMDR Therapy

Aimed at helping individuals heal from the symptoms and emotional distress caused by traumatic life experiences. This innovative approach uses directed eye movements to aid in processing traumatic memories and changing how they are stored in the brain, reducing their impact and helping clients react more healthily in the future.

The online delivery of EMDR allows clients to engage in this powerful therapeutic process from the comfort and privacy of their homes, making it an accessible and convenient option for those seeking help to overcome past traumas.

Online Neurodiversity Affirmative Therapy (NAT)

A form of psychotherapy that embraces and celebrates neurological diversity, supporting individuals who identify as neurodivergent – such as those with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and other neurological differences.

This therapeutic approach focuses on understanding the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths of neurodivergent individuals rather than trying to ‘fix’ them. It helps individuals build self-esteem, develop coping strategies, and navigate social and professional environments in a way that respects and affirms their neurodiversity. This online therapy is powerful for enhancing self-acceptance, resilience, and overall well-being.

Online LGBTQI+ Affirmative Counselling

A type of therapy that supports individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and other non-traditional gender identities and sexual orientations.

Conducted via digital platforms, this type of counselling recognises and respects each person’s unique experiences and provides a safe, non-judgmental space to explore issues such as identity, coming out, discrimination, relationships, and self-esteem. The affirming approach in this therapy helps individuals navigate societal biases, promotes self-acceptance, and fosters positive mental health outcomes.

Online Myers-Briggs Personality Test

A compelling personality test you can do online with a counsellor to identify an individual’s inherent personality type. Rooted in Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, the MBTI categorises individuals into 16 distinctive personality types based on four dichotomous pairs: Extraversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving.

This introspective self-report questionnaire is a fascinating tool often used in various contexts, including personal development, relationship counselling, and career planning, to help people better understand themselves and how they interact with the world.

Online Counselling and Therapy at Leone Centre

Step-by-step process:

  1. Choose your therapist
  2. Schedule your session
  3. Receive an email confirmation with your Zoom link for your session
  4. Prepare for your session by completing confidentiality forms

Read through client testimonials who have found tangible benefits through our online therapy services.

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Online Therapy FAQs

What is online therapy?

Online therapy involves receiving mental health counselling and support through digital platforms, such as video conferencing. It allows individuals to access therapy sessions remotely, providing convenience and flexibility.

How effective is online therapy?

Numerous studies have shown that online therapy can be as effective as face-to-face therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns. It offers the same level of professional care and can yield positive outcomes in improving mental well-being.

Is online therapy secure and confidential?

Yes, reputable online therapy platforms prioritize client confidentiality and implement strict security measures to protect your personal information. It is crucial to choose a licensed and reputable provider to ensure the highest level of privacy and security.

Can I switch therapists during online therapy?

Yes, online therapy offers the advantage of easy therapist switching. If you feel that your current therapist is not the right fit for you, you can request a change.

Can online therapy help with relationship issues?

Absolutely. Online therapy is an effective option for addressing relationship problems. Trained therapists can guide couples or individuals through communication difficulties, trust issues, and other challenges, providing guidance and strategies to foster healthier and more fulfilling relationships.


Citations

Randomised controlled non-inferiority trial with 3-year follow-up of internet-delivered versus face-to-face group cognitive behavioural therapy for depression Science Direct