When I started I was feeling hopeless about completing my degree and anxious about my future. I didn’t want to get up, didn’t want to do anything. I was trying everything I could to help with these feeling. I had tried self help books and counseling, but it was maybe 10% helpful. So I contacted my insurance to try a psychologist and particularly CBT. I was very anxious on the first session, but that was the norm for me at the time.
Now I have the tools to manage my anxiety and to solve the problems that makes me anxious in the first place. Rather than criticise myself for what I didn’t do, I am grateful for the small things I am able to do and I reward myself for it. I learnt that honesty makes me happier with myself, that I don’t need to be perfect and that people will not judge me negatively for it. Online therapy is similar to face to face. I did both, but Online is easier as I can do it from home, or from different offices around the UK. We can share resources on the screen and I can save them on my computer, or we can look at documents together.
I would chose Online over face to face.