Your Online Therapist is a convenient way to speak to an experienced, professional therapist, via Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom video calls, so you can fit therapy around your everyday life.


Therapy via video call means you can get all the benefits of an appointment with experienced psychotherapist Peter Banczyk at a location and time that suits you and your lifestyle. 

You can’t speak to many therapists in your slippers with the cat on your knee. This is therapy at its most relaxed - I love it. Wouldn’t swap it.
— Charlotte, solicitor, South East England

THE BENEFITS OF ONLINE THERAPY

You might be wondering: how can therapy through a screen work? Well, there are plenty of plus points.

  • Feel at ease: The great thing about having online therapy via video call is that you can have your therapy session whenever and wherever you want to: you'll be completely comfortable in your own familiar surroundings.
  • Confidentiality: In your own surroundings, you can relax safe in the knowledge that nobody's going to see you popping in and out of a therapist's office.
  • Feeling of anonymity:  It's important to feel like you can open up to your therapist - after all, that's what makes for successful therapy. It's also really important to feel safe with your therapist. For some people, chatting over video call, rather than in an office with me, helps them to open up because it feels safer - more anonymous. For example, some clients who may have suffered from trauma or feel embarrassed about talking bout their problems because they feel a greater level of anonymity via video call.

I was sexually assaulted as a teenager and although I’d been in therapy for years with anxiety issues, I found it hard to tell anyone what really happened. Although we talk regularly, the fact I’ve never met Peter, he doesn’t know my family, friends or where I live helps me talk about things. It’s a level of confidentiality I’ve struggled to find elsewhere.
— Tara, Canada

Is online therapy right for you?

Online therapy may be a good fit for you if you:

  • work away or travel for a living - you can keep up with your therapy appointments wherever in the world you are;
  • want the convenience of going online rather than taking time out from a busy day;
  • have people to care for - fit therapy in around school runs, appointments, etc
  • have a disability or illness that means you're not able to get out and about to a therapist's office easily - you can have therapy from the comfort of your own home;

 

  • suffer from any psychological challenges that  may make it hard for you to leave the house, for example, agoraphobia or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD);
  • live somewhere that makes it hard to meet with a therapist in person;
  • would prefer to have therapy at home or in a familiar location;
  • live overseas and want to speak to an English-speaking therapist.
  • have physical and/or psychological challenges that may affect your ability to travel to a therapy session in person;
I’m always really busy and travel often for work, which makes getting to a therapist’s office to help with my depression really hard. Online therapy with Pete has been fantastic - he’s really flexible and thanks to being able to access my therapist from wherever I am, I hardly ever need to cancel my appointments. I’m feeling really well as a result.
— John, account manager, North West England