An innovative new COVID-safe app, My Pocket Therapist, has been launched in the UK to help combat the ‘tsunami’ of mental health problems.
My Pocket Therapist connects anyone needing help to a range of therapists including psychotherapists, counsellors, hypnotherapists, cognitive behavioural therapists and more.
Clients choose therapists from a list of video profiles. Sessions are conducted via video call and are COVID-secure. This means that anyone self-isolating or in lockdown can access mental health services without leaving their house.
The app vastly reduces appointment waiting times and anyone wanting to see a therapist can connect to one within an hour of requesting help.
Founder of My Pocket Therapist, Daniel Solden said:
“My Pocket Therapist serves as a vital lifeline and has been designed to help people access mental health services when they most need it, as quickly as possible. It is convenient, and anyone can use the service from their own home or phone. During COVID-19 many people are under lockdown, working alone and are not able to physically access any of their normal services. Some people who have not ever had mental health problems now need to see a therapist urgently and can’t due to crippling waiting times and restrictions. The app allows you to view therapists’ video profiles and see someone in an hour!”