Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health & Online Therapy - The Indigo Project

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health & Online Therapy

Finding support for mental health just got simpler, thanks to online therapy. This fresh approach is paving the way to getting help, tearing down old barriers and steering folks towards feeling better. Let’s unpack how this updated take on therapy is opening doors to wellness for everyone.

Embracing Online Therapy

Firstly, we know starting online counselling takes a lot of bravery. But when you start, there’s nothing worse than the process feeling too clinical as you sit in sterile offices. But gone are the days when seeking help meant sitting in a waiting room.

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Online therapy brings the conversation right to your favourite comfy chair. It’s about connecting with a therapist through your screen, offering flexibility, privacy, and comfort that traditional settings can’t always match.

  • Accessibility: Reach out from anywhere – you only need an internet connection.
  • Convenience: Schedule sessions around your life, not the other way around.
  • Discretion: Engage in therapy with complete privacy, away from prying eyes.

The Impact: Shattering Myths Around Mental Health

Online therapy is more than a convenient option; it’s a powerful tool for challenging and changing how we view mental health. By making support accessible to all, it plays a crucial role in breaking down the stigma and encouraging open conversations.

When you contact a therapist like the ones on our Indigo Project team, you:

  • Normalise Help-Seeking: Starting therapy & getting help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
  • Educate and Inform Yourself: We provide resources that increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues.

Finding The Right Online Therapist

The bond you share with your therapist is crucial for your healing journey. It’s not just about credentials or expertise; it’s about feeling a genuine connection. Yes, it might take some detective work and maybe some trial and error, but when you find that right match, it’s golden.

Doing Your Homework

If your GP has nudged you towards therapy, that referral is a good starting point. But remember, the key to a successful therapy journey is doing a bit of your own sleuthing, especially if you’ve made the leap by yourself.

They might tick all the professional boxes, but do they have the energy that makes you feel at ease? And hey, friend and family recommendations are great, but what works for your buddy might not be your cup of tea.

Finding Your Therapy Match

While you can hunt around for therapists endlessly, finding someone you can trust can be hard. If referred, your GP should be able to give you some recommendations, but for online therapy, pop over to our Get Matched page and fill out our easy form.

We’ll then team you up with one of our inclusive therapists, who aren’t just highly trained professionals, but people who get you.

Traits of a Dream Therapist

While everyone’s therapist wishlist might look different, here are a few traits to consider:

  • Someone who speaks your language – metaphorically speaking. Clear, empathetic, and real.
  • A therapist who’s got your back, making you feel safe, heard, and seen from the get-go.

Why Picking Your Therapy Teammate Is Key

In the therapy world, chemistry matters. You’re looking for someone to be by your side, helping you navigate through the tough stuff. If the fit isn’t right, the journey’s going to be a lot harder.

Levelling Up Your Online Therapy

Now you’ve been matched, getting the most out of online therapy is more than just logging in. Here’s how to deep dive and really make strides.

Create a Safe Space

Find a quiet, private spot where you feel secure and free to express yourself without interruptions. This could be getting comfy on the couch (in your pj’s, of course), sitting under your favourite tree in the park or at the kitchen table.

Be Open and Honest

The more you put into therapy, the more you get out. Being honest with your therapist — and yourself — is key to growth.

Stay Committed

Like any journey, there will be ups and downs. Commitment to the process is essential for lasting change.

A New Era of Mental Health Support

Online therapy for mental health is a movement towards a more inclusive, accessible, and understanding approach to wellness. It’s about getting the help you need when and where it works for you, breaking down barriers, and building a healthier, happier you.

So, if you’ve been on the fence about seeking help, it’s time to explore what online therapy offers. Reaching out is the first step on the path to wellbeing.

You’ve got this, and we’ve got you.

PhotoANNIA BARON

annia baron, Clinical Psychologist

PhotoDR NAVIT GOHAR-KADAR

dr navit gohar-kadar, Clinical Psychologist

PhotoMAJA CZERNIAWSKA

maja czerniawska, Senior Psychologist

PhotoEUNICE CHEUNG

eunice cheung, Psychotherapist & Counsellor

PhotoAYANTHI DE SILVA

ayanthi de silva, Registered Psychologist

PhotoTAYLA GARDNER

tayla gardner, Psychotherapist & Counsellor

PhotoKATIE ODONOGHUE

katie odonoghue, Relationship Coach & Couples Therapist

PhotoLORNA MACAULAY

lorna macaulay, Senior Psychologist

PhotoSHUKTIKA BOSE

shuktika bose, Clinical Psychologist

PhotoDEEPIKA GUPTA

deepika gupta, Clinical Psychologist

PhotoEVA FRITZ

eva fritz, Senior Psychologist

PhotoDR EMER MCDERMOTT

dr emer mcdermott, Clinical Psychologist

PhotoNICOLE BURLING

nicole burling, Senior Psychologist

PhotoNATASHA KASSELIS

natasha kasselis, Senior Psychologist

PhotoDR PERRY MORRISON

dr perry morrison, Senior Psychologist

PhotoGAYNOR CONNOR

gaynor connor, Psychotherapist & Counsellor

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shauntelle benjamin, Registered Psychologist

PhotoLIZ KIRBY

liz kirby, Psychotherapist & Counsellor

PhotoSAM BARR

sam barr, Clinical Psychologist

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darren everett, Senior Psychologist

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jamie de bruyn, Senior Psychologist


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