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Computerised CBT for Men’s Mental Health Problems

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to access psychological care for your mental health, computerised CBT is the answer. Considered a type of online CBT, this type of therapy is delivered through a computer, and it offers a number of benefits over traditional face-to-face therapy. For one thing, online CBT is more convenient because you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection. You also don’t need to leave home to get the help you need – which can be especially helpful if you’re feeling anxious or uncomfortable about seeing a therapist in person.

Another benefit of online CBT is that it’s often more affordable than traditional therapy used for mental health. If you’re paying for therapy out-of-pocket, online CBT can be a more cost-effective option.

Online CBT is also anonymous, which can be a major selling point for men who may feel uncomfortable discussing their mental health with a therapist in person. When you see a therapist online, nobody has to know unless you choose to tell them. This anonymity can help men feel more comfortable dealing with sensitive topics like depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, and sexual issues. This can be done at their own pace, in their own time.

Computerised CBT is automated, so you don’t need to speak to a therapist but you get the benefits of therapy without having to leave home or worry about the cost or about having to ‘open up’ to someone else.

So who needs online CBT?

Online CBT can help ease and improve the symptoms of many mental health problems such as low mood and depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorder, bereavement, stress and more. It is a type of treatment that provides skills to improve unhelpful thoughts and change behaviour through a range of different exercises, coping skills, resources and videos. It is proven to be an effective treatment for moderate depression. It also helpful with mental health conditions that are secondary to physical health problems.

How does online CBT work?

Unlike face to face therapy or telephone therapy, computerised CBT sessions involves video content, mental exercises and written material to work through in each session. The techniques are based in research and designed by fully qualified clinicians. You can choose to do each therapy sessions at your own pace but research shows that completing the course over about 6-8 weeks gradually and giving yourself time to progress and practice, brings the best benefit.