Never I have worked online so much since the global pandemic of 2020. At the time the pandemic was making secure in roads to the UK, I was just finishing a psychotherapy training that I had been really looking forwards to for ages. It was touch and go whether the training could be completed as the the disorganised government were unable to give any guidance. Luckily I got to complete the training all thanks to IFS UK and the lead trainer Dr. Osnat Arbel.
In September 2020 I decided that I would set up a website called www.onlinetraumatherapy.co.uk because more and more people were looking for online therapy opposed to face work at my office. Not only were people coming for IFS therapy online, but people were able to come direct into my home, and I go to theirs without leaving the house. Since then Online Trauma Therapy's presence has increased, and I am now booked up about 5 - 6 weeks ahead at present.
I'm finding that clients are able to do some really deep and focussed work online, and the IFS and Brainspotting models really suit this. I still am able to do EMDR online too. Many people's historical traumas have been re-triggered by the effects of the pandemic, as well as creating stress in the present.
Trauma has a tendency to ripple out and touch many peoples lives. Unfortunately, the effects of this pandemic and the underfunding of services will be felt forever more in the UK. To survive the injury of traumatic events like the pandemic, we need to create a healing within ourselves, which then can also ripple out and heal our humanity as it goes..
Chris Rudyard MNCS Accredited
Professional, experienced counsellor & psychotherapist in Liverpool