Advantages Of Online Counseling Sessions

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April 13, 2020

Advantages Of Online Counseling Sessions

Online counselling has gained popularity in recent times with evolution of generation and technology. Telephonic conversations, video chats and calls depending upon our viability and convenience have become the most common mediums of online counselling

Where there is a will there is a way! The old proverb holds true with a lot of respects. Even when you need assistance, you accept that you actually need it and you make all efforts to make it happen. There have been many instances when clients from across the country approach me for various counseling requirements but seem vulnerable when they know they may not reach physically for a face-to-face interaction. This qualm prevails with many. Let me tell you, in this world of globalization there are no boundaries. With the advent of technology there are umpteen options of approaching someone dwelling even across international borders. Furthermore, there are ample advantages of having online counseling sessions as elucidated below:

Limitless Access: Technology has given us access to many farfetched things or services which we thought are out of our access due to physical distances. Same goes with counseling services. People putting up in those areas where they cannot reach out to some good counselor can now using technology get connected with a counselor located anywhere in the world. So, you have many options to choose from and the best can still be reached in spite of being located far away.

More Convenient: Online counseling also brings with it a lot of convenience and can be accessed from the comfort of your home. You don’t have to move out of your house and travel to any location for every session and can get an appointment at a designated time that suits you and the counselor both. It gives you a better chance to connect with the counselor when you feel comfortable at your own place. It is usually more suitable for working people who cannot devote enough time traveling for their counseling needs. 

Maintains Privacy: There are a lot of people who still feel hesitant about approaching a counselor for any of their personal or psychological issues due to a social stigma attached to the very idea of visiting a counselor. However, when you are at your own place without moving out, you can very well maintain complete privacy and confidentiality of being connected with a counselor and can explicitly discuss about your issues with them. 

More Economical: Online sessions anyways are more economical as they save a lot of time required for travelling, taking appointments, etc and the money required for touching base physically. They are value for money for both the counselor and the counselee and can be procured at a lesser price at times. Needless to say, online counseling saves a lot of resources like time, money, paper, etc.

Maintains Anonymity: At times the counselee does not approach a counselor for the fear of revealed and hence a lot of issues stay unresolved for life. However, with online counseling a person can choose not to disclose his or her identity and can still get proper counseling sessions with the counselor of his or her choice. This also makes them more comfortable discussing anything about themselves that may be a necessity for counseling but may be a dark secret that makes him or her uncomfortable.

Deliberate Communication: The communication that happens online can be deliberate and well thought of. Both the parties can think before they speak and can share information with each other through conscious words and talk. This usually helps in smooth running of the sessions making them more effective and less time consuming.

Ensures Flexibility: Online counseling defies the confines of physical boundaries, economies and time, offering a lot of flexibility in terms of time, place and person. One can take it at his or her own sweet time and convenience if it suits the counselor as well, hence, making it possible for many people who generally do away with it due to certain limitations.

Dedicated Counselors: It is easier to get a dedicated counselor online as the ones who actually want to be available to their clients relentlessly are the counselors who offer online sessions. It is easier to be connected with such genuine counselors as they are just a call or a message away to help you out during odd times.

Easy for differently-abled: Various types of people approach for counseling sessions and many may not be physically fit as others. Such people can make a good use of online counseling and therapies as it gets difficult for them to physically meet the counselor.  

Online counseling has majorly opened doors for those people who have refrained from any kind of counseling due to social embarrassment that has been associated with it. Besides people who have been dependent on others for their needs can, without being reliant on anyone, get in touch with those counselors who seem implausible.


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