Why Telephone Counseling is the Perfect Choice for Busy Mums
Mental health problems are finally being spoken about more which is so important for everyone who it affects. It’s completely normal to need support and to ask for professional help.
For busy mums with a lot of childcare and home responsibilities, it can be hard to manage to see a therapist in real life. I know I wouldn’t be able to get away for a midweek, daytime appointment anytime soon with a baby and two school aged children with different school run drop off times to look after. I also work from home so wouldn’t be able to fit something in on a lunch break.
I’m sure many other mums are in the same situation and if you do need to talk to someone about any mental health concerns like depression, telephone counseling is the perfect choice. In this article, we’ll look at why it’s a great choice for busy mums.
The Pros of Telephone Counseling
- It will save you lots of time.
Mums are already short of time and when you factor in all the travelling and arrangements needed to attend a one-hour session with your therapist, you will most likely have spent lots of time on this. Over a month, that is a lot of time spent on travel that could be saved by talking to your therapist over the phone or on a video chat instead.
- You do not need to worry about childcare.
If you choose telephone counseling, you can still look after your children at the same time. Choose an appointment time that works with nap-time or other calm times in your household to make the most of your appointment.
You might be wondering how distance counseling works and if it’s as good as seeing a therapist face to face. You can read more about that in this article from BetterHelp. The people you speak to will still be professional licensed therapists and you can do most types of different therapies over the phone and video chats.
Another big benefit of telephone counseling is that it’s more affordable than seeing your therapist face to face. There are fewer costs for the therapist so they don’t need to charge you as much — simple!
If you’re a busy mum and feel like you need to talk to a therapist about things that you’re going through, telephone counseling is definitely worth checking out. It’s affordable and can more easily be fitted in around your family life and routine.