Online psychotherapy in South Africa is relatively new. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it has become the preferred method of accessing mental health support in these challenging times. Online psychotherapy involves replacing face-to-face consultations with a psychologist with an online video conferencing platform used for your session. Psychotherapy sessions conducted via teleconferencing are referred to as Telehealth or Teletherapy sessions by most of the major health care providers. Bryanwood Therapy & Assessment Centre provides online psychiatry and psychology sessions for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
The National lock down enforced in South Africa due to the Covid-19 pandemic, means that online psychotherapy is an ideal way to continue the meaningful work started in your therapy thus far, whilst allowing for social-distancing, self-isolation and quarantine. Online therapy is also a way to get the necessary emotional support during a time that is filled with change and uncertainty that can worsen stress, anxiety and depression. Stress and anxiety negatively impact on physical health, which can make individuals more vulnerable to contracting illness. In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the upcoming winter months, caring for your mental health is more important than ever.
One of the most important factors in psychotherapy is the regularity of sessions, with once weekly being the ideal. Under normal circumstances, challenging work schedules, travel, living in an isolated location, and an inability to access transport, means that regular therapy often falls by the wayside. Online therapy then becomes an ideal way to “see” your therapist regularly from any location.
Psychology is a very important part of what makes each and every one of us unique. Bryanwood therapists understand this, which is why we place so much emphasis on everyones well being.
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