My pandemic epiphany: how I fell in love with online therapy | The Guardian

André Wheeler cringed at the idea of connecting through a camera but he needed to clear the fog inside his headTherapy is the pinnacle of awkward. You spend an hour talking about the deepest parts of yourself, to a person you barely know, and then you pay them and carry on with your day. I always leave with the same guilt and self-consciousness that comes with an accidental overshare. Did I talk too much about my childhood? Does she view me as overdramatic? What does she think of my new haircut? I couldn’t imagine undergoing the same process virtually. Related: Therapy under lockdown: ‘I’m just as terrified as my patients are’ Continue reading…

André Wheeler cringed at the idea of connecting through a camera but he needed to clear the fog inside his head

Therapy is the pinnacle of awkward. You spend an hour talking about the deepest parts of yourself, to a person you barely know, and then you pay them and carry on with your day. I always leave with the same guilt and self-consciousness that comes with an accidental overshare. Did I talk too much about my childhood? Does she view me as overdramatic? What does she think of my new haircut? I couldn’t imagine undergoing the same process virtually.

Related: Therapy under lockdown: ‘I’m just as terrified as my patients are’

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