Increasingly, studies show that online therapy maintains – and even improves – outcomes for the right patients.

Numerous online therapeutic interventions have been subjected to randomised control trials to demonstrate their efficacy and some are now NICE approved.

Research suggests online therapies may have the potential to achieve comparable outcomes to face-to-face interventions. A recent study from the University of Zurich found that “Online counselling was slightly more effective at treating depression than face-to-face counselling,” and that “the effects of online psychotherapy outlasted the results of face-to-face counselling.”