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From the age of about 13 onwards, I’ve suffered from higher-than-seems-normal levels of anxiety, and while I’ve primarily come to terms with being tense and a bit doomy, I definitely would not mind being less so. I’ve had counselling before, and it does help.
And pulling back from my own (reasonably low-key) concerns for a moment, could e-counselling be the answer to the mental health concerns intensifying among under-30s? With cuts to mental health services truly starting to bite, digitised therapy could be simply the ticket for young people who already filter nearly every element of their lives– friends, work, sex, entertainment– through a screen.
“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. Using Skype is the next finest thing: it’s ‘great enough’, but it does not produce the closeness, the intimacy, that really gets people to open up and check out things.”.
” I have actually carried out some research study into Skype counselling,” says London-based psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick, “and it’s not the ‘practical equivalent’ of standard counselling; it’s just not quite the same thing. It’s actually important that people who participate in it are aware that it’s a various experience from being in the space with someone, speaking in person.” Betterhelp Washington Post