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Does online therapy work? Even with a four-year-old banging on the door, it’s better than nothing

There are challenges to long-distance therapy. But it also allows sessions to take place from anywhere

By Anna Blundy   November 2017

Walking the dogs with a psychoanalyst on Hampstead Heath (I know, I know). “But what if the connection fails?” he asked, and I admitted that it quite often does. “Do you interpret it?” he wanted to know. We both laughed, but sometimes I do. I say; “It’s quite hard for us to connect to each other today.” More laughter, muddy black labradors, Alastair Campbell on his run. Melvyn Bragg on his walk. Autumn leaves.

We were talking about Skype, the highly unorthodox medium via which I now see a couple of…

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