Talk Space Reviews Askmen – TC Health

Confronted with signing up with a frantically long NHS waiting list…Talk Space Reviews Askmen…  “I simply felt that I couldn’t wait any longer– I was motivated and prepared to handle my problems and quite liked the concept of doing so in the convenience of my own house,” stated the 29-year-old, who resides in London. After an online search, he found a therapist whose profile suited his needs and scheduled a chat session for the next day.

Remote, text-based counselling is growing in popularity in the UK. The physician app Babylon provides treatment to 150,000 active users, while PlusGuidance, an online counselling service, has 10,000 users. The US-based service BetterHelp also has 150,000 signed up UK users (though not all are active). Talkspace, another online therapy platform, reports it has 500,000 registered users worldwide, with the majority of in the US.

 

Online training advises therapists on whatever from using emojis to avoiding misinterpretations. They also need to protect clients’ individual data– a problem that has actually caused debate in the US, where big online treatment platforms have come under the spotlight.

Buckley said patients need to examine services’ personal privacy policies before signing up. “Not all online counselling sites use professionally trained therapists or comply with an ethics policy, so ask your GP for a suggestion in the first instance. Just like all type of services and support, what works for someone might not work for another person,” he stated.

Marc Bush, primary policy consultant at Young Minds, said that while online counselling services are important, “they should not change in person therapy with an experienced expert. If a young adult is having a hard time, we would motivate them to speak to their GP in the first instance, or to get in touch with an established service like The Mix, Childline or the Samaritans.”.

For Rackham, who has generalised stress and anxiety condition, online counselling wasn’t the right fit. “I felt it was near difficult for the therapist to truly get a sense of the problems I was dealing with, as all they had to go from was my typed-out words. I believe I understood after that online session how crucial social interaction was.