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Online couples therapy has become an increasingly popular way of working on relationships due to its flexibility and convenience. Here we explore how the therapy works, answer common questions, and provide advice from our experienced couples therapists.

How does online couples therapy work?

Online couples therapy works in a similar way to traditional therapy, the major difference being that sessions take place online in the form of video meetings. The therapist and couple can connect from different locations, and with Lavendla there is no need to download additional software or create accounts. This makes it particularly convenient for couples with busy schedules or those who do not live near a therapy clinic. During sessions, couples discuss their problems and work with the therapist to find solutions and improvements.

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3 tips from Lavendla’s couples therapists

  1. Communicate openly Whether you are in the same room or in different locations, open and honest communication is the key to success in couples therapy. Share your thoughts and feelings openly with your partner.
  2. Bepatient The therapy process can take time. Be patient with yourself and your partner as you work to improve your relationship.
  3. Engage actively For the best possible results, both you and your partner need to actively engage in the therapy process. Participate in exercises and reflect on what you learn.

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6 frequently asked questions about online couples therapy

What are the benefits of online couples therapy?

Flexibility: Online couples therapy allows you to schedule sessions that suit your availability, which can be particularly beneficial for couples with busy lives.
Accessibility: You can access therapy services wherever you are, particularly useful for those living in remote locations.
Privacy: Many couples appreciate the increased privacy that online therapy offers. It can be easier to talk about sensitive topics when you are in your own environment.
Cost-effective: Online therapy is often more affordable than traditional therapy, with fewer travel costs and time savings.

Is online couples therapy as effective as traditional couples therapy?

Yes, many studies have shown that online couples therapy can be as effective as traditional therapy in improving relationships and managing conflict.

What do I need to get started with online couples therapy?

You need a stable internet connection, a computer or mobile device, and a willingness to engage in the therapy process with your partner.

How do I find a reliable therapist for online couples therapy?

Lavendla has a list of experienced couples therapists on its website. Each has a profile page providing background information, costs, availability, and reviews.

How many sessions of couples therapy are usually needed?

The number of sessions varies depending on the couple and their specific needs. Some may experience improvements after a few sessions, while others may want to continue longer.

What are the most common areas that couples therapy can help with?

Couples therapy can help with communication problems and conflict management, intimacy issues, sex, and trust issues.


Summary of online couples therapy

Online couples therapy is a flexible and accessible way of working on relationships, regardless of where you and your partner are located. It can be just as effective as traditional therapy and offers benefits such as flexibility and confidentiality.

Open communication, patience and active engagement are important in the therapy process. Using the resources and tools that online therapy offers can be very helpful in improving your relationship.

Couples therapy is an effective way to strengthen and improve relationships. With a good attitude and therapeutic support, you and your partner can work towards a healthier and happier future together.

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Written by dominic

Dominic is a Cape Town-based copywriter and editor with a background in psychology.