Does online counselling really work?
Online therapy is popular for good reason. Recent research shows, for example, that online CBT therapy is as effective as in-person treatment when it comes to depression and anxiety .
Of course effective therapy requires an effective therapist. At Harley Therapy we offer a team who are hand selected for their expertise and passion. Trained at top institutions, they offer a minimum of ten years experience working with clients.
Choosing an online therapist
Overwhelmed with choosing a type of online therapy? Our therapists are also all 'integrative'. So you are investing in someone with training in not just one but several different therapeutic approaches, meaning they can tailor their approach to match your needs.
Do I really need online therapy?
Therapy is a great support if you are facing a big life challenge. But it is also a worthwhile investment if you simply want to thrive more, to clarify who you are and what you want, or troubleshoot relationships or other areas of life that are lagging, such as your career.
Working with an online psychologist
The process is easy and confidential. You simply need an internet connection and some privacy. Log in at your designated time to an agreed on video conferencing platform like Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype, and from there, it's exactly like an in-person session.
What are the benefits of online therapy?
Online talking therapy is a safe and confidential space that means you can:
- make your sessions even if travelling or navigating a busy schedule,
- access a top London therapist even if you don't live nearby,
- speak to someone who understands your culture and language if you are an expat living overseas,
- relax in the comfort of your own home where you might feel safer,
- save time and money on transport and child care, and
- avoid going out if anxiety, OCD, or illness makes it a challenge.
Why choose a Harley Therapy™ online therapist?
If for any reason it's not a perfect match, we offer a session with another therapist free of charge.
Note that some of our therapists can also provide 'blended therapy', a mix of in person and online sessions, if this is your preference.
Take a step forward today
To make an appointment to speak to an online psychologist or psychotherapist, you can book online or contact us at 020 8003 4172.
To make an enquiry about online sessions, please submit this confidential form or call us on 020 8003 4172
- Book and pay for an initial 50-minute Zoom / WhatsApp / Facetime, etc. consultation.
- Contact your therapist on your chosen video conferencing platform at the designated time. Discuss your issues, background history, and goals, and together decide how many sessions you would benefit from.
- You will then normally have weekly online meetings with your therapist.
✔ Experienced - therapists with many years of clinical practice who are technically adept at delivering online counselling services
✔ Tailored - all therapists work integratively, adapting approaches to your needs, including CBT online
✔ Fully confidential - your discretion is assured throughout
✔ Guaranteed - if you're not satisfied we'll arrange a session with another therapist for free.
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What is online therapy?
Online therapy is an appointment with a therapist that’s held over a video call rather than in person. Virtual therapy appointments are a flexible solution for patients and therapists which means anyone can access the clinicians at Harley Therapy regardless of location or daily routine. There is a broader selection of therapists when considering online therapy enabling you to select the best fit based on experience and expertise. Online therapy sessions can take place using video conferencing software tools such as Zoom, MS Teams & Skype.
Is online therapy available on the NHS?
Online therapy is available on the NHS. The NHS advises that you may self refer or gain referral via your GP for talking or psychological therapies. If you refer yourself you will be contacted for an assessment and if you are deemed eligible a suitable therapy will be suggested. However you are likely to face a long wait for an NHS assessment and therapy and there may be a limit to the number of sessions you’re eligible for. Depending on your symptoms you may be offered guided self-help, CBT or counseling for depression.
Does Harley Therapy offer online therapy?
Yes. Harley Therapy can accommodate clients from across the UK as well as expats located overseas who would prefer to undertake therapy in their own language. Since working patterns and technology have evolved since the Covid pandemic anyone with an internet connection, regardless of location, can access the best therapists and psychiatrists in London online via Harley Therapy.