CBT on Skype? Counselling on Skype? Hypnotherapy on Skype? How do these work and do they work?
Back in 2012 I first started working on Skype to help people who were looking for help and searching for a way to deal with stress and anxiety, it meant that I was able to work with people from all over the world and you can watch a short video all about how that works here:
Sometimes it can be hard to know the diffence between different types of talking therapy and you may not be sure what type of therapy would be best for you so here is a few ways of explaining in simple terms what you could find and how these could help you..
Different types of talking therapy and how we can use them via SKYPE
Whilst I am a clinical hypnotherapist I also use many different techniques which you can find in counselling, psychotherapy and CBT. Being able to utilise many different tools means that you do not need to feel stuck in a rigid way fo working.
Counselling and Psychotherapy...
I see a great deal of people who have already undertaken one kind of talking therapy and are looking for another solution. You may have spoken to a counsellor and had some sessions of counselling that have helped you, but not quite solved your problem. Perhaps you may feel that you are unable to move forward with a counsellor. One of the things that clients tell me about their counselling sessions is that they feel they are often looking back at what has happened and that they are feeling they want to move forward rather than looking to the past. This is not to say that counselling does not work. For many people the chance to talk to someone about their worries and concerns may really help. That's why an important part of what I offer is that chance to speak about what worries you in a safe and confidential environment. There are some excellent counsellors so do make sure that if you seek to go down that route you use a counsellor who is registered with the appropriate professional body.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy seeks to help you to manage your problems by looking at the way that you think and behave. It tends to focus on your current situation and how you feel about the problems that you have now. Again this therapy can be very effective.
I do find that sometimes clients who visit me after undertaking CBT found that they were unable to let go of some of the issues from the past that still cause problems. Part of this can be that you may find yourself filling in a lot of forms about how you feel and that just talking about how you shouldn't feel that way doesn't always get you to where you want to be. This isn't to say that this may not be a good option for you. It is the reason that I use elements of CBT in my work. The difference is that we would most likely talk them through rather than asking you to fill in forms during your session. The NHS website explains that you may have up to 20 sessions of CBT. This is far in excess of what most clients could ever consider needing with hypnotherapy. Again this is not a reason to discount this option. Everyone has different needs. I use some CBT techniques in what I do alongside many other techniques and interventions.
If you feel that working to help deal with stress and anxiety and let go of the past on Skype is something that you would like to find out more about then you can drop me and email by clicking here: EMAIL ME with no obligation