Psychology in the time of Covid: what you need to know about online therapy

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It's the first thing that springs to mind when you think of psychological therapy: a patient reclining on a couch in their shrink’s office, unburdening themselves of all their problems. 

But that was pre-Covid. Now if there’s a couch in the equation, the patient will more than likely be lying on it in their own home as they connect with their therapist via Zoom or some other video-conferencing platform.  

But they could just as easily be sitting in a nice shady spot in their garden or lying in bed or relaxing at their desk, taking a break from work while they check-in with their counsellor remotely.  

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