Private Online Therapy – Remote Therapy Delivered Whilst You Are At Home

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Online therapy is the modern-day answer to avoiding crowds. It operates in the same way as standard therapy sessions do, offering you both one-2-one sessions and group sessions with a specialist counsellor.

Using an online therapy course, you can go through some of the rehabs without leaving the house. This saves you time on your commute, it costs less overall, and you get the same level of professional help you would have gotten if you were in a specially designed-facility.

What’s Teletherapy?

Teletherapy is another term used to describe any therapy given with the aid of remote devices. For example, your online therapy sessions might be described as teletherapy, and it also covers mobile phone apps, sessions via email or messaging services, or even audio sessions.

Teletherapy has become increasingly popular in the UK, since the outbreak of the coronavirus. It is far safer to stay home and communicate through the internet than it is to attend in person.

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What’s Special about Online Therapy?

The idea that you can take therapy sessions wherever you are is a novel concept. It has multiple applications in real-world situations.

For example, in the past, those with anxiety disorder would have to go to a therapist’s office and tell them everything that had happened since the last session. The therapist is then only able to advise after the fact. Although this allows for perspective, it doesn’t necessarily help the patient at the time the incident occurred.

The beauty of online therapy is that you can get that help at the point of occurrence. If something happens that throws your addiction recovery into turmoil, you can get the help you need with a few clicks.

Conditions Supported by Online Therapy

Some addictions online therapy can help with, include:

  • Drinking too much
  • Addiction
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Co-dependency
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Gambling
  • Porn Addiction
  • Sex Addiction

What Happens During An Online Therapy Session?

The format for online therapy is the same as the format for standard therapy sessions. In your first session, you will be introduced either to the group or to your therapist. They will ask you a bit about your background and try to piece together your story. When they strike upon things that upset you, these are markers for how your treatment will progress.

You will be encouraged to talk about yourself or to listen to the wisdom of the group. Once you have drawn to the end of the session, you will be surprised at how quickly the time has passed. Your therapist will invite you to come back again at a time and date that suit you, and you are free to go about your day.

Best of all, you don’t have to travel home again afterwards.

Types of Teletherapy for Addictions

There are different types of therapy issued by online therapists through Help4Addiction:

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the staples of addiction recovery. It aims at talking about the factors that make you want to drink or do drugs and figuring out why you do it.

MI – Motivational Interviewing looks forward, instead of backward. It helps you set future goals and remember the things you value in life.

DBT – Dialectical Behavioural Therapy[iv] is a tool sometimes used in place of CBT when the subject is emotional.

Group Therapy – you will have 28 group sessions in our online therapy course, giving you the bonus knowledge of the collective.

Pros and Cons of Online Therapy

Let’s break it down into the pros and cons of doing therapy online as opposed to in person:

  • The Pros of Online Therapy
  • The Cons Of Online Therapy
  • It is cheaper
  • There’s no commute
  • It saves time
  • You get the same standard of care
  • Therapy sessions fit in around your day
  • You can avoid full-time residential rehab
  • You can maintain your responsibilities
  • If you are isolated already, it can heighten that social isolation
  • Residential rehab has better success rates (but only marginally)
  • You deny yourself access to other rehab clinic facilities like art and hobby session

The Benefits of Online Therapy

There are several reasons why online therapy works so well, for so many addiction patients. For one thing, it allows you to recover in the comfort of your own home. For those that want to go through rehab but can’t afford childcare or take time off work, this is the ideal option.

There are numerous benefits, but here are some of our favourite reasons to take therapy sessions online:

  • It is more affordable to have online therapy than therapy in person, plus you save your travel costs and commute time.
  • This makes it more convenient than you having to take extra travel time and go into a busy town. This could trigger your addiction anxiety.
  • It is flexible, since sessions can fit around your daily routine, and time slots run throughout the day.
  • It’s confidential, just like a regular therapy session might be.
  • It’s simple to use. All you do is click on the link and you are ready to do the work.
  • You get the same access to peer support as you would have in person.
  • There’s no transitional phase back into your regular life.

How Much Does Private Online Addiction Therapy Cost?

Online therapy is much cheaper than traditional therapy, as therapists can pass back savings to you with the cost-saving made by holding a group session that does not require you to occupy a physical space.

This ensures you still get professional treatment from someone qualified without the additional overheads that a clinic would traditionally build into their cost of service.

Can I Get Online Therapy for Addictions for Free in the UK?

You can get person-to-person therapy sessions with help from NHS England and Wales, but you won’t be able to get online sessions unless you go private. Our private online therapy sessions are exclusive to Help4Addiction and unfortunately must be paid for. We use only skilled, registered therapists in our sessions, which is where your fee goes.

What If I Need To Go To Detox Before Online Therapy?

We work with an ever-expanding network of rehab and detox clinics throughout England and Wales. We will ask you a series of well-informed questions to try and ascertain which size will suit you best, then we can get you into detox at a time and in a place that suits you.

Detox will take a week or two, but you can start your therapy course when you can manage it. Medically assisted detox programs can make therapy work difficult, but one of the great things about online therapy is that you can start on your own time.

How Much Does A Detox Program Cost

A Detox program in the UK starts from £1,000 for a single week in a budget clinic. Prices can be much higher if you want a private residential suite or if you want to detox in luxury.

Does Online Therapy Work?

Online therapy has been shown to boost an individual’s ability to quit using alcohol or drugs[vii]. While the outlook is promising, studies[viii] have also shown that online therapy is only successful if it is incorporated into a broader syllabus of recovery treatments. This means that although you can do the rehab therapies as an outpatient, you should still stay within distance of the rehab clinic and do some inpatient work, too.

The success rate is something that is not an accurate figure. Once people get their lives back on track, they will not get in touch with a Rehab or Therapy provider. Therefore, it is an impossible figure to gauge. However, generically, online therapy is proving successful in study after study.

A reputable clinic will measure the completion rate over the success rate as this is a more reliable stat. This shows that those who start treatment will finish their full treatment.

Our treatment completion rate is 94% (updated every quarter). So, 94% of those that take our online therapy sessions find them helpful enough that they stay on to the end.

Private Online Therapy Session Consultation

If you are unsure of the conditions, or if you don’t know whether the online option is right for you, contact us today using the online consultation form. One of our dedicated team members will get back to you as soon as they can.

Where to Get Inpatient Treatment for Addictions?

You can come to us here at Help 4 Addiction, as we have an exemplary track record of helping addicts get back on their feet for almost a decade now. Call us on 0203 955 7700 today for a free, no-obligation chat about addiction treatment options. Let us be your one-stop shop for addiction treatment and advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Never more than 10. This is to ensure the effectiveness of the therapy.

You can extend your sessions once you are already on the program and satisfied with the progress you are making.

The success rate is something that is not an accurate figure. Once people get their lives back on track, they will not get in touch with a Rehab or Therapy provider. Therefore it is an impossible figure to gauge.

A reputable clinic will measure the completion rate over the success rate as this is a more reliable stat. This shows that those who start treatment will finish their full treatment.

Our Treatment completion rate is 94%. (Updated every quarter)

That’s completely fine, either request to speak to someone on webchat or give us a call before purchase and the team can answer all your questions.

The program is delivered by registered and certified therapists.

We work with most residential rehabs throughout the UK and can arrange an immediate admission for you to have a residential medical detox. Should you prefer to do this at home (for alcohol only) then click here.

We operate multiple addiction treatment clinics. We have never been an online-only business. Therefore, patients are treated at our centre daily and not just online.

We have worked in the Rehab and Addiction Treatment space since 2012. In that time we have helped over 3000 people find treatment solutions. Let us help you or a loved one today.

About Author

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn

Nicholas Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK’s largest addiction advisory service and is regularly featured in the national press, radio and TV. He is the founder and CEO of a drug and alcohol rehab center called Help4addiction, which was founded in 2015. He has been clean himself since 2009 and has worked in the Addiction and Rehab Industry for over a decade. Nick is dedicated to helping others recover and get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2013, he released a book ‘The Thin White’ line that is available on Amazon.

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